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 more pale in appearance.

Harvest season[edit]

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


The taste is actually quite exquisite .[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, 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.