Saturn Peach

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Saturn Peaches

Saturn peaches, also known as Donut (Doughnut) peaches, are a variety of peach with white flesh and a flattish, round shape.[1]

Appearance[edit]

Saturn peaches are smaller and flatter than a regular peach. Their skin is yellow and red, and they are usually less fuzzy than ordinary peaches. Their flesh is also a lot firmer, sweeter and more fragrant than a regular peach. The inside of the peach is more pale in appearance.

Harvest season[edit]

They are harvested in late spring through the end of summer.[2]

Taste[edit]

They are sweeter than regular peaches, with a hint of almond.[3]

Other names[edit]

They are known by many other names, including doughnut peach,[4] paraguayo peach, pan tao peach, saucer peach, belly-up peach, UFO peach, flat peach, or hat peach.

History[edit]

They were introduced into the United States from China in 1869. These "flat" peaches gained popularity in the 1990s.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woys, William. "‘Saturn’ Peaches". Motherearthnews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Donut Peach | Harvest to Table". Harvestwizard.com. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  3. ^ Tabitha Alterman October/November 2006 (2009-08-27). "Top 10 Reasons to Try a Donut Peach". Motherearthnews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  4. ^ Zoe Williams. "Doughnut peaches the new craze | Life and style". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Peaches". Viva Tierra Organic. Retrieved 2013-12-06.