Saturn Peach(Redirected from Flat peach)
|Variety||Prunus persica var. platycarpa|
'Saturn' peaches are flatter than regular peaches. Their skin is yellow and red, and they are a lot less fuzzy than ordinary peaches. The inside of the peach is pale yellow in appearance.
They are harvested in late spring through the end of summer.
They are recognisably sweeter than regular peaches, but still have that flavorful peach taste
They are known by many other names, including 'doughnut peach', paraguayo peach, pan tao peach, saucer peach, flat peach, belly-up peach, UFO peach, chinese flat peach, hat peach, anjeer peach, custard peach, pumpkin peach, squashed peach, bagel peach or pita peach.
Flat peaches in Mandarin are known as Pan Tao (蟠桃). It made a significant appearance in the China's ancient novel Journey to the West, where the Jade Emperor tasked Wukong to take charge of the "Pan Tao Yuan" meaning the Saturn/Flat Peaches Garden. Later on, Wukong devoured most of the rarer species of fruit in the garden and gained eternal life.
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