This year, we are getting donut peaches. I’ve never had one until I had one last year. They are delicious! Their true name is “Saturn” peach as they are reminiscent of the rings of Saturn but they also look like a donut (which sounds more tasty—eating Saturn or eating a donut?). Most peaches have yellow flesh, but the white flesh peaches are pretty spectacular. Donut peaches are sweeter and a little firmer than the traditional peach.
Mother Earth News Lists their Top 10 Reasons to Try a Donut Peach and I couldn’t agree with them more. I’ve listed it below.
1. They taste better than other peaches. They’re sweeter, with almond overtones.
2. They are lower in acid than other peaches.
3. The pit doesn’t cling to the flesh, so it’s easy to pop out with your thumb.
4. The fruit’s thin, red skin has little or no fuzz, so it doesn’t have to be peeled.
5. Their small size lends itself to being eaten out of hand.
6. The frost-hardy, highly pest- and disease-resistant trees are easy to grow in most areas.
7. You can count on ?Saturn’ peach trees to produce an abundant harvest ? up to twice as many peaches as other varieties.
8. The trees bloom earlier in the spring than other varieties, and put on an absolutely spectacular show of pink blossoms.
9. Most of the nursery stock is now grafted to dwarf roots, making easy work of pruning and harvesting.
10. By planting a rarer variety of peach, you are helping to preserve biodiversity and maintain diverse seed stocks for generations to come.