Saturn Peach Tree Overview
The Saturn peach tree is a very popular flat/doughnut peach variety which is perfect for home orchards. These trees produce delicious freestone yellow/red peaches with radiant pink flowers in the spring. Not only is the fruit delicious, juicy, sweet, with hints of almond, but it is also perfect for canning, preserving, and baking as well as eating off the tree.
Just like some other peach trees, the Saturn peach tree prefers fertile well-draining soils. It can grow well in hardiness zones 5-9. Additionally, it needs around 200-300 chill hours which are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season. Moreover these peaches will ripen from July-August, depending on your area. In the spring, they will decorate the landscape with a bouquet of aromatic, pink blossoms. In fact during flowering, it is resistant to late frost. If you would like more information on how to plant and grow fruit tree, see the articles in our guide.
- Uses: Eating fresh, canning, cooking, preserving
- Taste: Juicy, sweet, almost no acidity, and hints of almond
- Size: oval shaped peaches
- Color: Yellow skin with a scarlet blush and white flesh
- Height: 12-15ft
- Type: Freestone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-9
- Harvest period: July-August
- Pollination: Although the Saturn peach tree is self-fertile, which means it can produce fruit without the help of other trees, the fruiting can improve when you plant other peach varieties close by.
- Diseases: In order to prevent diseases like leaf curl and brown rot, spraying is a good idea.
- Cultivation: Saturn peach trees need well-drained, fertile soils. Additionally, they need full-partial sun. Moreover, they have a spreading habit and are resistant to late spring freezes.
A story we created about the Saturn Peach merging the facts with the fiction. Known by many names, loved by many people, this peach came from China to the United States. It was made cold hardy by NJ Rutgers University which named it Saturn peach since it resembled the planet. However, this peach has some things to teach us through its adventures.