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Saturn Peach on Nemaguard (Spring 2024)

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A cold-hardy, supersweet donut peach. Also known as NJF2.

This tree is self-fertile and another variety will not be needed for pollination. It is spreading, vigorous, and moderately resistant to bacterial spot and peach-leaf curl, but susceptible to brown rot. Saturn is cold hardy and has a prolific showy bloom; crops will need lots of thinning. Care must be taken during harvest as Saturn has stem-pull issues. (The skin around the stem tears as the peach is picked.)

This was one of the first "peento" peaches to be widely grown America, and the donut- (or bagel-, depending on your preference) shaped, supersweet little treat has become very popular in recent years. The skin is pinkish red over cream, smooth, and almost fuzzless. The white flesh has a velvety texture, tons of juice, and an amazing flavor that is very sweet with hints of almond and rose. It's out of this world! Our U-pick orchards are always busy when the donut peaches are picking.

Like all peaches, the peentos have their origin in China. They were introduced to America in 1869, but did not achieve recognition and popularity until the 1990s when Rutgers University breeders succeeded in creating a hardier tree with bigger, sweeter fruit. The new variety was named Saturn, comparing the shape of the peach to the Rings of Saturn. This particular peento would be known as a "silver" peach in China, as the Chinese divide peaches into silver (white) fleshed and gold (yellow) fleshed.

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This tree is self-fertile and another variety will not be needed for pollination. It is spreading, vigorous, and moderately resistant to bacterial spot and peach-leaf curl, but susceptible to brown rot. Saturn is cold hardy and has a prolific showy bloom; crops will need lots of thinning. Care must be taken during harvest as Saturn has stem-pull issues. (The skin around the stem tears as the peach is picked.)

This was one of the first "peento" peaches to be widely grown America, and the donut- (or bagel-, depending on your preference) shaped, supersweet little treat has become very popular in recent years. The skin is pinkish red over cream, smooth, and almost fuzzless. The white flesh has a velvety texture, tons of juice, and an amazing flavor that is very sweet with hints of almond and rose. It's out of this world! Our U-pick orchards are always busy when the donut peaches are picking.

Like all peaches, the peentos have their origin in China. They were introduced to America in 1869, but did not achieve recognition and popularity until the 1990s when Rutgers University breeders succeeded in creating a hardier tree with bigger, sweeter fruit. The new variety was named Saturn, comparing the shape of the peach to the Rings of Saturn. This particular peento would be known as a "silver" peach in China, as the Chinese divide peaches into silver (white) fleshed and gold (yellow) fleshed.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Peach
Subcategory: Flat (Donut), White

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: NJF2=NJ602903 x Pallas
Origin: New Jersey
Introduced in: 1980
Introduced by: NJAES; F. Hough and C. H. Bailey

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 700
Ripening date: Aug 11 (approximate, in New York State) + 3 days after Redhaven

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Nemaguard Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Resistant
Peach Leaf Curl: Resistant
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Saturn Peach on Nemaguard. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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