Bergamot, Citrus bergamia, RISSO e POITEAU
Types: Castagnaro, Feminello e Fantastico
Bergamots are exclusively grown in southern Italy, specifically in Calabria, 140 km south of the Ionic sea coast, over approximately 1,400 hectares of dedicated land.
Around 1,100 farmers work on the sites, with an overall production of approx 22,000 tons of fruits. The vast majority of these are used to produce the essential oil of bergamot. The average estimate is of 110 tons of annual production.
For a few years now, the extent of terrains dedicated to growing citruses has consistently increased, also thanks to the excellent financial revenues of the preexisting hectares.
The harvesting period falls between November and February.