Bergamot orange growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Sour orange or Citrus bergamia is a type of Bitter orange hybrid between Bitter orange with Citron, Bergamot plant grows as perennial evergreen with thorns used also as ornamental plant. It can grow in subtropical or mediterranean climate 10+.

Bergamot flower

Flowers fragrance in color white with purple with yellow stamen and the flower use for essential oils.

Fruit shape kind of pear the size ~5-8 cm’ and color is yellow-green, the taste it bitter sour. Inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). The rind is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant

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How to grow growing Citrus bergamia plant care:
Frost free, well drained

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Not but possible

Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner, thorns

Planting season:
Spring to autumn

Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much density

Size of the plant?
4-9 m, 12-27 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the Citrus bergamia flower:
Flowers are white with yellow stamen

Thinning the bloom:
The first year should thinning the flowers

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Citrus bergamia fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut brunches that grow into the fruit)

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1.5-3 years

Ripening of fruit:
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house

Scientific name:

Citrus bergamia

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