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Saturn Peach

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

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



'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 seasonEdit

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


They are sweeter than regular peaches,[3] and contain less juice.[4]

Other namesEdit

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


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


  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. ^ a b c "Doughnut-shaped peaches hit shops". 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.