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franklazar26

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Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« on: September 10, 2020, 10:05:42 PM »
Thereís been a lot of talk about this guy for whatever reason. Just wondering why? I ordered one just based on curiously, but I would like to know what other people use it for and why itís so highly sought after?

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Re: Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 08:06:26 PM »
I have one thatís potted, planted this spring, growing well. About three feet tall, hasnít bloomed yet. I like to make orange marmalade and have read recipes for bergamot marmalade, and plan to make it and try it one day. I donít plan to make perfume out of it though.

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Re: Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 08:49:59 PM »
Beaumont Sour Orange is not much for eating out of hand, as the pulp is very sour.  What it is famous for, is the oil in the fruits peel.  The peel's oil is what gives the flavor to Earl Gray tea, and as Citradia wrote the peel oils are also used in perfume manufacturing.   I also once had a Bergamont tree, and can attest that it is a very overgenerous  grower.

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Re: Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 09:06:35 PM »
So it seems thereís not much of a purpose for a hobbiest grower?

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Re: Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 09:49:11 PM »
Probably not, unless you intend to use the oil.  I grow Buddhas Hand citron because itís neat.  If scents are your thing then Bergamot might be worthwhile.

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Re: Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 10:41:37 PM »
And, if ya like to collect strange, hard to find mystery plants....

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Re: Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 11:07:21 PM »
Very true! Iím a fanatic like that I suppose. Iím sure Iíll find some use out of it, perhaps make the room smell a little more appealing to my wife.. lol

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Re: Whatís all the hype about Bergamont?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 03:40:34 AM »
Here in Greece is one of the must have citrus trees! More than grapefruits, kumquats etc.
I does the most amazing sweet! Search greek bergamont sweet recipe.

 

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