The platerina is a cross between a saturn peach and a nectarine. It is characterised by its flattened shape and by its smooth, reddish, fuzzless skin. The interior of the fruit may be white or yellow and is noted for its juiciness and sweet flavour.

In gastronomy, platerinas combine with all types of dishes: in savory recipes as a dressing or filling of the main ingredient and in sweet recipes as an ingredient in cakes, marmalades and jams.