Saturn Donut Peach Tree

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Satisfying & Spectacular Saturn Donut Peach Tree!

  • Uniquely Shaped Fruit!
  • Warm Yellow Skin & Red Blush
  • Less Fuzz!
  • Freestone
  • Creamy White Flesh Peaches
  • Unbeatable Juicy & Sweet Flavor
  • Best for Fresh Eating
  • Stunning Display of Spring Blooms
  • Fragrant Delicate Pink Flowers
  • Self-Fertile
  • Large Harvests
  • Great Hot Climate Peach
  • 300 Chill Hours

When it comes to peaches, round is boring. Some enjoy a unique shape that will excite and intrigue! The Saturn Donut Peach (Prunus persica 'Saturn') is one of these special peach varieties with novelty shaped fruit.

The Saturn Donut Peach, as the name implies, looks like the rings of Saturn, its planetary namesake! With a flat shape that’s narrow in the center thicker on the outside. Once you remove the pit, it looks just like a juicy donut! It is a great for plucking right from the tree and fresh eating out of hand!

Saturn peach skin is a mellow yellow with a little overlay of red. They tend to have less fuzz than most peaches. The flesh is white, sometimes color of cream, with just a touch of yellow. Amazing flavor that is so much better than anything you’ll find in the grocery store!

How to Use Saturn Donut Peach Tree In The Landscape

The wonder begins long before you taste the fruit, because the Saturn Donut Peach will have branches loaded with beautiful, fragrant and delicate pink blossoms that will draw butterflies, bees and hummingbirds from miles around!

A perfect ornamental stunner, when combined with its modest size, Saturn is a fantastic specimen tree and focal point. With the fantastic foliage, this is a great shade and landscape addition!

While it looks odd, what does the Saturn Donut Peach taste like? They are best eaten fresh and that is where this variety excels! Bite into the creamy flesh, and you will find that this freestone peach is extremely sweet and very juicy! Bursting with well-loved peach flavor plus you can even detect a hint of almond flavor.

#ProPlantTips For Care

The Saturn Donut Peach produces a heavy crop faster than most varieties, sometimes giving you a hefty crop in the second year. This variety produces mid-season and is suited for warmer climates than other peach varieties. Best in USDA growing zones 5-8.

Fruit trees prefer full sun for best fruit production, preferring morning sun and at least 6 hours of direct sunight. They do need water regularily, especially when it is hot and dry, but be careful not to overwater yours.

Best in fertile, organic soil, be sure the site is well-drained and loamy. This hardy variety resists bacterial leaf spots and the blooms are susceptible to late frosts.

The Saturn Donut Peach self-pollinates, but planting a second tree will increase your yield. If you don't have room for a second, try this high-density planting trick! Read more about Peach Tree Care in our Garden Blog! Prune this tree to control the size so it fits in about any sized landscape or orchard!

For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

The doughnut peach, or Chinese flat peach, originated in China where it was exclusively reserved for Emperors! It came to the US in the late 1800s where it’s been a fresh-eating favorite ever since! If you are set on the Saturn Donut Peach, where should you plant it?

So get your Saturn Donut Peach trees before they are sold out, and in no time, you will be strolling your backyard with sweet peach juice dribbling down your chin! Order at NatureHills.com today!

Peach Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Saturn Donut Peach Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect a young peach tree to begin fruiting by the 3rd year after you plant it.

How Fast Do Saturn Donut Peach Trees Grow?

Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Saturn Donut (Prunus persica 'Saturn') has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 12-18 inches of new growth in a growing season. If your plants are adding less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.

Where do Saturn Donut Peach Trees Grow Best?

Peach trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.

Do You Need 2 Peach Trees to Produce Fruit?

All peach trees are self-fertile, however planting more than one peach tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!

Harvest Times for Saturn Donut Peach Trees

Saturn Donuts are typically ready to harvest in July to August. Keep in mind exact harvest times are subject to change depending on the hardiness zones they’re being grown in.

Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new peach tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it’s ripe.

When Should Saturn Donut Peach Tree be Planted?

Bareroot peach trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown peach trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

  • Plant bareroot peach trees in the early spring.
  • Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.

How Do I Find Saturn Donut Peach Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for peach trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely peach tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.

Shop the selection of mature peach trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Saturn Donut Peach Tree today.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Saturn Donut Peach Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Saturn Donut Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Saturn'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes