I’ve decided to add a new blog category: Snapshots. They’ll be a super quick look at an interesting food item. And, they’ll be sporadic, much like the Writing Exercises.
For the first Snapshot, let’s take a look at doughnut peaches. They inspired me to start a Snapshot category just to highlight random fun foods – just look at how cute they are.
Also called Saturn peaches, doughnut peaches have a unique, flat shape. Like nectarines, doughnut peaches are the result of a genetic mutation of the peach fruit.
- Have white or yellow flesh.
- Have little or no fuzz.
- Have a differently shaped pit than other peaches.
- Are sweet with an almond-y undertone.
- Are lower in acid than other peaches.
Doughnut peach trees:
- Are frost-hardy.
- For the most part are pest-resistant and disease-resistant.
- Tend to produce nearly twice the yield of other peach trees.
Try making a doughnut peach doughnut – recipe here – from one of my favorite foodies, Mark Bittman.