Citrus bergamia originates in Italy and is more commonly known as the Bergamot orange or Lemon Bergamot, are prized for both their aromatic leaves and flavourful fruit, making them an excellent present for citrus enthusiasts. Believed to be a cross between a lemon and bitter orange, these trees, under optimal conditions, yield ripe, yellow fruit comparable in size to an orange. Although the fruit is not edile, it is very aromatic and can still be applied in various ways.
Primarily recognised as a key ingredient in the popular Earl Grey teas, the peel and juices of the Bergamot orange, enriched with beneficial oils, lend themselves to a myriad of delightful recipes. Citrus bergamia stands out not only for its fruit but also for the allure of the tree itself. An evergreen, this tree boasts a small crown, contributing to its overall beauty.