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Stark Saturn Peach Tree

Stark Saturn Peach Tree

Uniquely Shaped and Delicious!

The Donut, Stark Saturn, Saucer or Pan Tao Peach. Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-10
  • Chill hours: 200 - 300
  • Bloom Time: Late Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: June 25 - July 10
  • 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.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

The Stark Saturn Peach Tree, also known as the Donut Peach Tree, is a fascinating addition to orchards and home gardens. Renowned for its distinct characteristics and delightful fruits, this unique peach variety has gained popularity among fruit enthusiasts. Let's delve into the specifics of growing and nurturing the Stark Saturn Peach Tree, exploring its origins, characteristics, and tips for a bountiful harvest.

 

Origins and History:

 

The Stark Saturn Peach, scientifically known as Prunus persica, belongs to the family Rosaceae. Originated in China during the 19th century, it is often referred to as the Pan Tao or Saucer Peach due to its flat shape. This peach, Chinese in origin, is world renown. The cultivation of this unique peach variety has spread globally, with its adaptation to various climates making it a favorite among many types of peach varieties. 

 

Distinctive Characteristics:

  • Flat Peaches: The Stark Saturn Peach stands out with its characteristic flat or saucer-like shape, setting it apart from traditional round peaches.
  • Yellow Flesh: Upon ripening, the fruit reveals juicy yellow flesh, offering a delightful burst of sweetness with every bite.
  • Donut Peach Tree: Another common name, the Donut Peach Tree, highlights its flat appearance, resembling a donut or a saucer.
  • Peach Varieties: While there are various peach varieties, the Stark Saturn Peach brings a unique visual appeal and flavor profile to the table.
  • May also be known as a stone fruit 

Growing Tips:

 

Cultivating a thriving Stark Saturn Peach Tree involves attention to key aspects of its care and environment.

  • Climate: These trees thrive in regions with a warm climate, ideally in USDA hardiness zones 5-8. They require a sufficient chilling period during winter for optimal fruiting.
  • Soil: Well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH is ideal. This ensures proper root development and nutrient absorption.
  • Sunlight: Provide full sun exposure to the tree, ensuring it receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily.
  • Watering: Maintain consistent watering, especially during dry spells. However, avoid waterlogged conditions that can lead to root issues.
  • Pruning: Regular pruning helps in shaping the tree, promoting air circulation, and removing dead or diseased branches.

Harvesting and Enjoying the Fruits:

 

Knowing when and how to harvest the Stark Saturn Peaches is crucial for enjoying their juicy sweetness.

  • Ripe Peaches: Harvest the peaches when they reach full maturity and develop a vibrant color. The flesh should yield slightly to gentle pressure.
  • Timing: The timing of harvest varies depending on the climate and local conditions. Generally, it occurs in late spring to early summer.
  • Storage: Store ripe peaches at room temperature for a day or two to enhance their flavor. Refrigerate any surplus for an extended shelf life.

Benefits of Growing Stark Saturn Peach Trees:

  • Visual Appeal: The unique, flat shape of the peaches adds an aesthetic element to your orchard or garden.
  • Diverse Culinary Uses: Enjoy the versatile use of these peaches in various culinary creations, from fresh snacks to desserts and preserves.
  • Adaptability: The adaptability of the Stark Saturn Peach Tree to different climates makes it suitable for a wide range of regions.

Growing the Stark Saturn Peach Tree is a rewarding experience for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. With its distinctive appearance, delightful taste, and adaptability, this peach variety adds a touch of uniqueness to orchards and gardens. By providing proper care and attention to its specific needs, you can savor the juicy sweetness of homegrown Stark Saturn Peaches, making them a delightful addition to your fruit collection.

 

The Stark Saturn Peach Tree is a visually appealing and delectable addition to any orchard or garden. Its unique appearance, sweet taste, and distinctive texture make it a favorite among peach enthusiasts. With its cold hardiness, disease resistance, compact size, and early-season harvest, it offers a range of advantages over other peach tree varieties. If you're looking to diversify your orchard or simply want to enjoy the delightful flavors of this unique peach, the Stark Saturn Peach Tree is an excellent choice.

 

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Description

The Donut, Stark Saturn, Saucer or Pan Tao Peach. Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-10
  • Chill hours: 200 - 300
  • Bloom Time: Late Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: June 25 - July 10
  • 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.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

The Stark Saturn Peach Tree, also known as the Donut Peach Tree, is a fascinating addition to orchards and home gardens. Renowned for its distinct characteristics and delightful fruits, this unique peach variety has gained popularity among fruit enthusiasts. Let's delve into the specifics of growing and nurturing the Stark Saturn Peach Tree, exploring its origins, characteristics, and tips for a bountiful harvest.

 

Origins and History:

 

The Stark Saturn Peach, scientifically known as Prunus persica, belongs to the family Rosaceae. Originated in China during the 19th century, it is often referred to as the Pan Tao or Saucer Peach due to its flat shape. This peach, Chinese in origin, is world renown. The cultivation of this unique peach variety has spread globally, with its adaptation to various climates making it a favorite among many types of peach varieties. 

 

Distinctive Characteristics:

  • Flat Peaches: The Stark Saturn Peach stands out with its characteristic flat or saucer-like shape, setting it apart from traditional round peaches.
  • Yellow Flesh: Upon ripening, the fruit reveals juicy yellow flesh, offering a delightful burst of sweetness with every bite.
  • Donut Peach Tree: Another common name, the Donut Peach Tree, highlights its flat appearance, resembling a donut or a saucer.
  • Peach Varieties: While there are various peach varieties, the Stark Saturn Peach brings a unique visual appeal and flavor profile to the table.
  • May also be known as a stone fruit 

Growing Tips:

 

Cultivating a thriving Stark Saturn Peach Tree involves attention to key aspects of its care and environment.

  • Climate: These trees thrive in regions with a warm climate, ideally in USDA hardiness zones 5-8. They require a sufficient chilling period during winter for optimal fruiting.
  • Soil: Well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH is ideal. This ensures proper root development and nutrient absorption.
  • Sunlight: Provide full sun exposure to the tree, ensuring it receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily.
  • Watering: Maintain consistent watering, especially during dry spells. However, avoid waterlogged conditions that can lead to root issues.
  • Pruning: Regular pruning helps in shaping the tree, promoting air circulation, and removing dead or diseased branches.

Harvesting and Enjoying the Fruits:

 

Knowing when and how to harvest the Stark Saturn Peaches is crucial for enjoying their juicy sweetness.

  • Ripe Peaches: Harvest the peaches when they reach full maturity and develop a vibrant color. The flesh should yield slightly to gentle pressure.
  • Timing: The timing of harvest varies depending on the climate and local conditions. Generally, it occurs in late spring to early summer.
  • Storage: Store ripe peaches at room temperature for a day or two to enhance their flavor. Refrigerate any surplus for an extended shelf life.

Benefits of Growing Stark Saturn Peach Trees:

  • Visual Appeal: The unique, flat shape of the peaches adds an aesthetic element to your orchard or garden.
  • Diverse Culinary Uses: Enjoy the versatile use of these peaches in various culinary creations, from fresh snacks to desserts and preserves.
  • Adaptability: The adaptability of the Stark Saturn Peach Tree to different climates makes it suitable for a wide range of regions.

Growing the Stark Saturn Peach Tree is a rewarding experience for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. With its distinctive appearance, delightful taste, and adaptability, this peach variety adds a touch of uniqueness to orchards and gardens. By providing proper care and attention to its specific needs, you can savor the juicy sweetness of homegrown Stark Saturn Peaches, making them a delightful addition to your fruit collection.

 

The Stark Saturn Peach Tree is a visually appealing and delectable addition to any orchard or garden. Its unique appearance, sweet taste, and distinctive texture make it a favorite among peach enthusiasts. With its cold hardiness, disease resistance, compact size, and early-season harvest, it offers a range of advantages over other peach tree varieties. If you're looking to diversify your orchard or simply want to enjoy the delightful flavors of this unique peach, the Stark Saturn Peach Tree is an excellent choice.

 

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

A Farmer's Market Favorite

The donut peach is extremely vigorous tree that requires regular pruning and thinning. It requires fertile, well drained soils. This tree tends 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 1-2 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 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Flavor Pick
  • Freestone
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Chill Hours Needed : 150-300 hours
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 1 Year
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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