Saturn Peento Peach features sweet and juicy, white, melting flesh. When in bloom, Saturn Peento Peach is covered by masses of bright pink flowers and is as striking as flowering ornamental plums and cherries. Saturn Peento Peach appears to be exceptionally resistant to bark diseases.
Grown for centuries in China, American gardeners can now enjoy this unique, white-fleshed, delicious, donut-shaped fruit. A spectacular ornamental as well, Peento Peaches are covered in March with profuse, sparkling white flowers,
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Saturn is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Peaches are hardy to minus 20° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Mid March – Early April
Ripening Time: Mid August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: The foliage of Peaches and Nectarines can be damaged by Peach Leaf Curl. Plant resistant varieties or spray with copper 2 to 3 times during the winter. Clear, copper colored exudations on the trunk and branches are symptoms of bacterial canker. Copper sprays will also help protect your tree from this disease.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-11, 14, 15, 18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated