The other day, I was at my friend’s house minding my own business when he arrived from a visit to the local produce store.
With a flourish usually reserved for yanking rabbits out of silk toppers, he produced a bag of fruit and placed it on the table before me.
I gave the specimens the quick once over and came to the obvious conclusion.
“You sat on the bag, didn’t you?”
They were Saturn Peaches.
I understand that they are sometimes called Donut Peaches.
Originally from China, Saturn peaches gained popularity in the US in the 1990s. They are smaller and flatter than a regular peach. Their skin is yellow and red, and they are usually less fuzzy than ordinary peaches. Their flesh is also a lot firmer, sweeter  and more fragrant (a subtle almond scent) than a regular peach.
If the Earth was ever invaded by a fruit-based intergalactic alien life form, I suspect their spaceships would look like this.
A good selling point is the fact that, if you should drop a Saturn Peach, it does not roll around. It stays put. If you (or your kiddie-winkers) ever inadvertently unleashed a fuzzy peach avalanche, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
I like them a lot, especially since I find regular peaches too fuzzy and nectarines too firm, relatively flavourless and lacking in sweetness.
I hope the Saturn Peach producers grow a freestone variety. That would make them perfect, in my view.
Run out and buy some! Just make sure they’re not miniature spaceships from the planet Fruitonia.
 One might say ‘Flat-Out Sweet’ but I wouldn’t be surprised if one would also be in violation of a registered trademark somewhere. Darned intellectual property lawyers! 😉