Saturn Peach

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Saturn Peaches

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


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.

Harvest season[edit]

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


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, hat peach, custard peach, squashed peach or pita peach.


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


  1. ^ Woys, William. "‘Saturn’ Peaches". Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Donut Peach | Harvest to Table". 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  3. ^ Tabitha Alterman October/November 2006 (2009-08-27). "Top 10 Reasons to Try a Donut Peach". Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  4. ^ Zoe Williams (2009-07-15). "Doughnut peaches the new craze | Life and style". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Peaches". Viva Tierra Organic. Retrieved 2013-12-06.  External link in |work= (help)