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 pale in appearance.
They are harvested in late spring through the end of summer.
They are sweeter than regular peaches, with a hint of almond.
They are known by many other names, including doughnut peach, paraguayo peach, pan tao peach, saucer peach, belly-up peach, UFO peach, flat peach, hat peach, custard peach, squashed peach or pita peach.
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