Flatto Peaches History

chinese symbol for peach

Peaches originated in China where they have been cultivated since the early days of Chinese culture. Peaches were mentioned in Chinese writings as far back as the tenth century B.C and were a favoured fruit of emperors.

Old-time Chinese orchardists treated peaches with such reverence that they could be planted only within the royal precincts of the emperor. Their peaches were classified in one of two ways: golden (yellow flesh) or silver (white flesh).

To the tribe of rare silver peaches belongs the mouthwatering peento (originally pan tao), the intensely flavoured and odd-shaped peach we now know as the ‘Flatto’ peach.

Called 'Saturn' Peaches in the United States, and 'Sweetcap' in France these peaches are very popular as a delicous and healthy snack. After seeing these peaches growing in France, Kevin Paulin of Clyde Orchards, bought the rights to grow and market these peaches throughout New Zealand.

Branded as Flatto™, these Peaches will be available from Foodstuff Supermarkets throughout New Zealand this summer.