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Also called the Donut, Stark Saturn, Saucer or Peento Peach.
Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 200 - 300
Harvest: July 1 - July 15
Looks: Beautiful blooms, then white-fleshed fruit with sunken center (shaped like a doughnut).
Personality: Sweet, mild flavor described as almond-like by some.
Our nursery customers in the know rave about the flavor of this peach.
Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer.
Low chill hours great for mild climates.
Very heavy producing trees.
Actually derived from an ancient Chinese variety and introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800's but did not gain popularity until the 1990s.
A Extremely vigorous trees requiring regular pruning and thinning. Needs fertile, well drained soils. Tend to bloom early and may be difficult to crop in late frost areas. Plant several varieties for continued supply, as ripe fruit does not store well. Susceptible to peach leaf curl, brown rot, oriental fruit moth and peach twig borer. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 3rd year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.