Saturn Peach

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Saturn Peach
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Saturn Peaches
Species Prunus persica var. platycarpa
Origin China

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]

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. The inside of the peach is 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,[3] and contain less juice.[4]

Other names[edit]

They are known by many other names, including 'doughnut peach',[5] paraguayo peach,[4] pan tao peach, saucer peach, belly-up peach, UFO peach, chinese flat peach,[4] hat peach, anjeer peach, custard peach, squashed peach or pita peach.

History[edit]

They were introduced into the United States from China,[5] in 1871. These "flat" peaches gained popularity in the 1990s.[6]

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. ^ a b c "Doughnut-shaped peaches hit shops". bbc.co.uk. 28 July 2005. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Zoe Williams (2009-07-15). "Doughnut peaches the new craze | Life and style". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Peaches". [Viva Tierra Organic]. Retrieved 8 August 2016.