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Bergamot Oranges

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Quantity/Pack: 4 pounds
Seasonality: Jan - Feb
Origin: USA

Bergamot Oranges are one of the most beloved specialty citrus varieties known in the West, as it is their essence that flavors Earl Grey Tea.

Bergamots are relatively juicy and low in seeds, but the most popular part of the fruit is the rind, or zest, which is bursting with aromatic oils. The rind can be dried and added to homemade tea blends. The zest and juice can add delicate flavor to baked goods like shortbread, biscuits and scones. Bergamot Oranges are also ideal for making marmalade, either on their own, or when combined with other citrus varieties.

The fruit, most likely a natural hybrid of a sour orange and a lemon or citron, is believed to have originated in Italy’s Calabria region, which is still the world’s largest producer of Bergamots. Melissa’s Bergamots grow in Southern California, and are approximately the size of a small orange, although they never actually turn bright orange in color. They are good to use when their color is in the green, yellow, or orange range.

The following prohibit the shipment of any citrus into their state: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and Hawaii.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd Day.

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