Harvest Moon Donut Peach

Harvest Moon Donut Peaches Last month, I wrote about donut peaches, not realizing there was more than one variety of donut peach available. I discovered the yellow skinned Harvest Moon Donut peach at Produce Station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were also selling the other variety I had before – the saturn donut peach. Besides the skin difference, the harvest moon donut differs from the saturn variety in that the flesh is a light orange color. A saturn peach is white.

I searched online to find out more information about this peach, but unfortunately I could not find anything. I did find some pictures of yellow/gold skinned peaches, but they did not go by the name of harvest moon. Most likely this peach was grown in California or Washington, which I believe are the only states that grow donut peaches commercially. I haven’t seen any farmers here in Michigan with donut peaches.

My Experience with this Peach (Rating Scale 1-10)
Acidity: 1
Peach Flavor: 3
Sweetness: 6
Juiciness: 4

Overall Feeling: The sample that I had wasn’t all that great. The acidity was pretty much non-existence and so was the peach flavor. My sample was also a bit on the hard side even thought I did leave them to soften for a couple days (not ripen, ripening only happens when a peach is on the tree). Most likely it was picked out before it was perfectly ripe and then shipped to Michigan. It’s a good peach if you would rather not have much acidity in your peaches. It may score better in that other categories if I have a chance to sample one that grew closer to where I live. If you live nearby where they grow, I would recommend giving one a try. If anyone else has tried a harvest moon donut peach I would love to hear what you thought, please leave a comment below.

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