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Saturn Peach

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PEASAT
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SKU:
PEASAT
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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20 feet
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20 feet
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Full Sun
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Prunus persica 'Saturn'
Bloom Time:
Early Spring
Edible:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Genus Name:
Prunus
Family Name:
Peach
Flower Color:
Pink
Foliage Color:
Green
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
4b
Harvest Season:
Mid Summer
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Garden, Orchard
Mature Height:
20 feet
Mature Width:
20 feet
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Self Polinating:
Self
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Pink
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Early Spring
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Garden, Orchard

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Product Overview

Prunus persica 'Saturn'
An interesting heirloom variety, presenting showy pink flowers in spring, followed by doughnut shaped fruit with sweet white flesh, and fine skins blushed with red; freestone; susceptible to late spring freezes; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Edible Qualities

Saturn Peach is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces gold oval fruit (technically 'drupes') with a crimson blush and white flesh which are usually ready for picking in mid summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Canning

Features

Saturn Peach is smothered in stunning clusters of fragrant shell pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy gold drupes with a crimson blush, which are carried in abundance in mid summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Messy
  • Insects
  • Disease

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Saturn Peach is sutiable for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Saturn Peach will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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