The term "peach snuff" or "saturnina" indicates a rare variety of peaches, whose production is typical of the slopes of Etna, originating in particular from the Simeto and Alcantara Valleys. The name is due to the shape, squeezed on both sides, which resembles that of a snuffbox or the well-known planet of the solar system. There are many peculiarities and qualities of this fruit, unfortunately of limited diffusion. It is a medium-small peach, has a very sweet and soft white flesh. The characteristic traits are the very small core - more than that of an apricot - and the intense aroma typical of freshly picked and untreated fruits.
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