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Stark® Saturn Peach

Available Spring 2020

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Also called flat peach, donut peach, ufo peach, peento

Distinctive flat peaches that taste great. This uniquely shaped fruit opens up to tender, white flesh with a mild, sweet flavor. Trees bear heavy crops of peaches that measure 2¼-2¾" in diameter. Originates from China circa 1869, introduced by Rutgers and Stark Bro’s in the 1990s. Disease-resistant to bacterial leafspot. Freestone. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.


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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
my client loves this kind of peach
Ken R on Mar 31, 2019
love that variety
Margaret R on Mar 14, 2019
my client loves this kind of peach
Ken R on Mar 31, 2019
We had bought one of this variety from Starks a few years ago and wanted our Brother and Sister-in-laws to share the wonderful taste!
ROBERT B on Mar 18, 2019
love that variety
Margaret R on Mar 14, 2019
great flavor
ISAIAS O on Mar 8, 2019
Had this fruit before and really enjoyed it moved and left the tree.
Danny R on Feb 23, 2019
I have another Saturn Peach that I bought about 6 years ago from Stark. It has the most delicious fruit, so sweet, the skins peel off with hardly any effort, and it produces like crazy! I did have two of the trees but the first one succumbed to borers. I would buy many more if my yard would permit.
Dianna W on Feb 19, 2019
Love flavor and sweetness
Larry R on Feb 16, 2019
We chose this Peach tree because of its absolutely wonderful flavor! It is crisp and juicy and you simply cannot stop eating every little peach you can reach!! Plus in the Spring when it flowers out, it is the most beautiful shade of pink and is loaded with flowers! What a beautiful sight! ???????? You will absolutely ?????? this Saturn White Peach Tree!
Mickie M on Feb 15, 2019
Expected sweet taste.
WOOJOO S on Feb 6, 2019
I bought this tree before and it produced lots of fruit the second year before I had to move. Sweet and delicious.
Sherrie B on Feb 2, 2019
like the flavor
Robin H on Jan 16, 2019
sweet peaches
Evelyn R on Nov 6, 2018
This tree is so beautiful it could be considered an ornamental tree. The peaches are a bonus. This tree was a very fast grower in my yard and required very little attention. I am ordering more for the front of my house because it is so beautiful.
Veronica M on Oct 22, 2018
Because our customers love them. I love them. Totally delicious.
Smith F on Aug 2, 2018
Because it is the most delicious peach I have ever tasted. This will be the 3rd I have purchased. The first lived its lifespan. The second is still producing. This one I am ordering because one tree that is this delicious must have a backup ready. There is no such thing as too many Saturn peaches.
Joan C on Jul 7, 2018
I love the color of the flowers
paula n on Jun 12, 2018
One of the sweetest peaches I have ever tasted
GAIL S on Apr 23, 2017
Stark Bros. had the best price of any online seller for this somewhat difficult to find variety. I have been paying a premium price for these peaches from a local grower, so I thought I'd try growing my own.
Nina S on Apr 12, 2017
Saturn peaches taste like a peach should taste
Suzanne S on Apr 10, 2017
We have had tasted the fruit at store and we like it. The Stark Bro's is trusted name in the business!
Alexander L on Mar 14, 2017
once you eat one of these just can't go back
Judith A O on Mar 4, 2017
I love the's really sweet!
LORI D on Feb 2, 2017
After tasting my first Saturn peach last summer, I knew this purchase was inevitable. Another reviewer compared this peach to 'candy' and she was spot on! I would highly recommend this flavorful peach!
Sheri V on Jan 26, 2017
We ate the 1st crop after 1 year of planting this beauty
Usama T on Jan 20, 2017
I chose this because it's my favorite fruit and it's always cheaper and healthier to grow myself.
Kevin J on Jan 19, 2017
Want a flat peach variety in orchard
WILLIAM M on Jan 6, 2017
Really bought these as a novelty and in the first year ended up with about 20 peaches that were incredible in taste, shape and color. I was amazed at the flavor these peaches had, rarely did they make it into the house. These could be marketed on taste alone.
Andrew S on Nov 2, 2016
My wife bought some of these peaches in a store. They were tasty. Your price and quality was best so I'm buying the trees.
Daniel S on Oct 21, 2016
Early and heavy bearer. Had fruits the second year after planted it. For the third summer, my tree was about 5 feet tall and still small in size, however, I harvested over 150 peaches, though they were not very big. Taste very good.
Hui G on Sep 23, 2016
Awesome tasting peaches
Michael M on Aug 22, 2016
I am replacing a white fleshed peach tree that died after a normal life span. White peaches in general are divine! Since I am ordering late this spring the only variety of white peach left is the Saturn Peach- so it is the winner!
Barbara S on May 24, 2016
My favorite peach. I buy 10-15 at a time when in season.
Samuel C on May 16, 2016
I've been wanting to try one of these trees for a few years, love the Saturn style peaches.
TRACY V on May 13, 2016
The sweetest peach I ever ate!
Al L on May 1, 2016
heavy cropping
young l on Apr 28, 2016
My favorite peaches ever!
Henry C on Apr 17, 2016
Love the Saturn peach; it does well in this climate.
Sherrill M M on Mar 31, 2016
Difficult to find locally, taste is exceptional, sweet and a true peach taste.
Heidi B W on Mar 29, 2016
I have one and need another one
Feng-chuan B on Mar 23, 2016
like white flesh peach
karen f on Mar 21, 2016
I chose these trees because no one that I am aware of in the shipping area has ever seen the saturn peach and think they are the best eating peach there is available.
Charles S on Mar 20, 2016
Our friends, who own an orchard and farm market, have these and are hands down the best peach. They are like eating candy. Split it in half and enjoy. I can buy 5lbs and the 3 kids eat them in under 2 days. They can't get enough, and neither can I. We want to try our hand at growing them ourselves so we don't eat the market's entire stock!
Jenn M on Mar 13, 2016
I had in my prior house and they are absolutely delicious
Gabriela F on Mar 12, 2016
it is a white soft peach, and disease resistant
John R on Mar 8, 2016
white peach it is my favorite fruit.
haiyun h on Feb 19, 2016
The shape of the fruit is just "out of this world" so unique, and the flavor is AWESOME
David H on Feb 19, 2016
We have a tree like this and gave the Davenport family some of the peaches. They loved them, so we want to surprise them with one of their own.
Thomas L on Feb 18, 2016
We had bought one of this variety from Starks a few years ago and wanted our Brother and Sister-in-laws to share the wonderful taste!
ROBERT B on Mar 18, 2019
great flavor
ISAIAS O on Mar 8, 2019
Is this peach tree resistant to Bacterial spot? Thank you.
Anya P on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in the consistently wet Seattle area. Second year with this Peach and have had no fungal, bacterial issues. I do make sure that none of my fruit trees have any plant growth or decayed matter within 2' of the smaller trunks and 3' from larger ones. The air circulation around trunks have solved fungal issues with my Asian pear so I've adapted the practice on all my fruiting trees.
are saturn peaches forced into their shape?
Mari H on Jul 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Nope. These peaches naturally form in the shape of a donut. The peach has it origins in the orient. The Saturn peach is likely the sweetest white flesh peach you will ever eat. Enjoy!
Is it actual tree with roots?
frank y on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Frank, actual tree with roots, mine 4' tall. Shipped bareroot. Bought mine 2 years ago and it had a nice sturdy trunk size. Healthy tree since, no issues and it bloomed the 2nd second summer. If you like a flat topped horizontal branched tree for easy fruit picking, this one responds very well to partial "snapping" of branches. Branch forms a nice solid knot at break for future branch support. BTW, there's a Saturn Nectarine too. Look in Morton, WA if interested, only place I've found.
Are these a good peach for canning ?
danny n on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Haven't canned any yet. They freeze well. I think they should can well but you'll need more because they are smaller than the peaches usually used for canning. They don't last long around here because the kids devour them because they are so sweet.
Are these peach trees grafted onto other rootstock, or are they true to seed? Curious if I can save pits from some I just picked.
Courtney P on Aug 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These trees are grafted to remain true-to-parent. If they were planted from seed, they would not accurately reproduce because they're hybrids.
Do you have two semi-dwarf saturn peach trees available? I want to order them.
Lavern K on Mar 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Lavern. This tree is naturally smaller than other varieties, so in this case the "standard" size is equivalent to a semi-dwarf, as it reaches 12-15' at maturity. Please see the "Choose an option" dropdown menu near the top of the page, which will show you the various sizes/options that are available.
what is the difference in a galaxy peach tree and a Saturn?
shanna b on Jan 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Galaxy produces a much larger peach, and has a very different texture than Saturn, which many people describe as "melting". Galaxy is firmer and a little chewier.
Chilling hours?
Jose V on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Stark?? Saturn requires 700 chill hours.
how long will produce?
potjanee r on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The average lifespan of a peach tree is about 12 years, depending upon its care, the weather, soil conditions and available nutrients.

Customer Reviews

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Great tree
I bought it three years ago, and this is the second year we have fruit. Peaches are big, white fleshed, and very tasty and sweet. We are very happy. Will recommend it for sure. One of the best trees we have in our garden.
June 5, 2016
Love this tree !!!
Me and my niece planted this without any experience in planting a tree, niece 7 years old/me 32 this tree is now going on its third birthday year the most pretty flowers for peach tree the tree grows to be very heavy in crops, the shaped tree is nice not crazy in messy looking I have not pruned it once and it does fine on its own mostly recommend a must have tree !!!!
May 8, 2016
over 5 years ago
Quickly growing, productive tree
My peach tree began producing Saturn peaches in its second growing season. The tree has been doing notably well even with minimal care.
August 18, 2016
over 5 years ago
Top pick
One of my favorite peach trees & I have 20 trees! Sweet white flesh peaches in just one year. Brown rot is present, so you will have to treat with a spray!
May 8, 2016
over 5 years ago
These are my favorite peaches! They are so sweet and juicy. I purchased 2 trees, two years ago and my trees are loaded with peaches this year. I cannot wait to taste them and share them with friends.
May 7, 2016
over 5 years ago
Great Peach
The tree is fast growing and produces lots of peaches. I have pruned it to the open center shape for better sun and air flow. Will buy again.
May 6, 2016
over 5 years ago
Favorite Favorite Tree Ever...
The reviews speak for themselves, this is my second year with this tree, doing great, and survived Seattle's cold cold winter last year with snow on Christmas! Stark Bros has the best customer service.
May 2, 2018
A beautiful healthy tree.
Our Saturn peach tree came as a stick. The first few months it filled out and more than tripled in size. Last summer it was one year old, many beautiful blooms and we got three peaches from it. This Spring it was covered in beautiful pink flowers. It looks like we have about 200 pea size baby peaches starting on it this year. Not sure how many will make it, but we're hopping for a bumper crop! We are very pleased with the quality of this tree.
May 15, 2016
over 5 years ago
Saturn Peach
This is our first Spring with the tree -- that arrived in the mail looking like a big stick. It is beautiful and have several peaches growing. Love the tree and the company.
May 17, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great addition to my orchard
The trees were good stock and a producing nicely in their third year
May 8, 2016
over 4 years ago