A blend of the sour orange and lemon (or citron) plant, bergamot produces a fruit that looks like a round lemon . Although generally too sour to eat on its own, it’s been part of the Mediterranean diet since the early 18th century.
You should be thinking “Can you eat a bergamot orange?”
One article claimed that the bergamot orange is not edible and is grown only for its fragrant oil, although its peel is sometimes candied.
Will deer eat wild bergamot?
Wild Bergamot is a member of the mint family, and like many plants in the Mint family they foliage has a strong aroma. Deer and rabbits will avoid Wild Bergamot due to the strong oregano aroma of the leaves and stem. If you don’t believe me, just crush some leaves and smell.
One source claimed wild Bergamot is deer and rabbit resistant Wild Bergamot is a member of the mint family, and like many plants in the Mint family they foliage has a strong aroma. Deer and rabbits will avoid Wild Bergamot due to the strong oregano aroma of the leaves and stem.
Another common question is “Does wild bergamot repel mosquitoes?”.
One way to consider this is Wild bergamot repels mosquitoes. This benefit is surprising because people (and bees) are so fond of the smell of bergamot, but the plant has the opposite effect on mosquitoes.
Is wild bergamot good for cut flowers?
The long stems leading up to the blooms make Wild Bergamot great for cut flowers . It can fit almost any vase, and the plant produces numerous blooms. The foliage has a minty-oregano aroma. Wild Bergamot is a member of the mint family, and like many plants in the Mint family they foliage has a strong aroma.
The next thing we asked ourselves was, what is bergamot extract used for?
One way to consider this is bergamot is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit . Oil from the peel of the fruit, and extract from the fruit juice, are used to make medicine. Bergamot oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy for anxiety, nausea and vomiting, pain, and other conditions. Bergamot extract is used for schizophrenia ,.
This is what our research found. Wild Bergamot is good for attracting bees , butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds to your yard! This is truly one of the showier native plants you can grow . And it quickly establishes itself to full size in 2 years from seed.
Is bergamot and citron the same thing?
Citrus bergamia is sometimes confused with (but is not the same as): Citrus medica – citron, the yellow fruit of which is also known as etrog; or Citrus limetta, the “sweet lemon” or “sweet lime”. The bergamot is a citrus fruit native to southern Italy.