The Bergamot tree can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers, and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow. The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo in Lombardy where the oil was first sold.
Botanical Name:Citrus bergamia
Plant Part:Fruit Peel
Processing Method:Cold Pressed
Description / Color / Consistency:A thin, light yellowish green to yellowish brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma:The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli, giving a middle note of medium strength.