Saturn peach trees

  • Best seller
  • Pick: Mid-season (early August)
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

This is an unusual flat peach which looks a bit like a doughnut, and is occasionally available in supermarkets.

Saturn is a white-fleshed peach and has the characteristic delicate flavour of white-fleshed varieties. Whilst the flat donut shape of this peach may appear to be a marketing curiosity, don't let this put you off, because the flavour is excellent.

An unexpected benefit of the flat shape is that Saturn is easier to eat than normal peaches, more like eating a cookie!

Saturn peach trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - 7l pot - St.Julien rootstock £30.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - 7l pot - Krymsk 86 rootstock £30.45 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £26.45

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Fan -12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £57.95 Enquire

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Saturn

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: China
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Saturn

Saturn is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Saturn peach trees

Saturn is not resistant to peach-leaf curl, so be sure to protect the tree from infection in late winter / early spring - covering the tree with a fleece is a good method.

Saturn is a vigorous and productive variety and is likely to need thinning to get the best results.

Saturn needs to be planted in full sun in a sheltered situation for the best results, but the tree is cold-hardy throughout the UK and with care can be grown successfully quite far north.

Historical details

Although it looks like a modern invention, Saturn is actually quite an old peach variety. It is thought to originate from China, and was known in early Victorian times under various names including Flat China, China Peach and Java Peach. It is also known as a Flat Peach or Donut Peach.

Botanical name

Prunus persica 'Saturn'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.