Saturn Peach(Redirected from Flat peach)
|Variety||Prunus persica var. platycarpa|
Saturn peaches are flatter than fruit of more popular peach varieties. Their skin is yellow and red, and they are less fuzzy than many other peaches. The inside of the Saturn peach is pale yellow to white in appearance.
They are harvested in late spring through the end of summer.
Saturn peaches are usually sweeter than other peaches, but still have a recognisable peach taste. They are said to be more complex-tasting and flavorful, often described as possessing undertones of almond.
They are known by many other names, including doughnut peach or donut peach, paraguayo peach, pan tao peach, saucer peach, flat peach, belly-up peach, UFO peach, Chinese flat peach, hat peach, anjeer peach, custard peach, wild peach, white peach, pumpkin peach, squashed peach, bagel peach or pita peach.
The flat peach originated in China, where it is known as pántáo (Chinese: 蟠桃; literally: "coiled peach"). The fruit made a significant appearance in the 16th-century novel Journey to the West, in which the Jade Emperor tasks Wukong to take charge of the Pan Tao Yuan ('Coiled Peaches Garden'). Later on, Wukong eats most of the rarer species of fruit in the garden and gains eternal life.
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