Orange - Bergamot

Citrus aurantium ssp bergamia

Orange Bergamot Fruit ripening on the tree By JPSSantos [CC0 1.0,Pixabay License] (Photo Credits)

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The rind of this orange fruit is used in the fragrance industry. The juice can also be used as a substitute for lemon juice. The bergamot is a sour orange selection and the aromatic oil is extracted commercially in southern France
Other Names: Citrus


Specifications of Orange - Bergamot

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September, October, November


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Orange - Bergamot Reviews & Tips

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Brack Orchard1
★★★★★ 1y ago


I primarily like bergamot for earl grey tea, but it is also such a beautiful green ornamental tree. I can't wait for more fruit next year and to start making beautiful tea. 

Tim Stawell
4y ago

Perth , W.A., Australia

Orange - Bergamot

Use in marmalade

★★★★ 11y ago

Kardella, VIC, Australia

Planted on the site of a pig manure pile which had been exhausted.

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