Latest Market Info: 10/25/21
It’s a little early to have a clear forecast on the forthcoming citrus season out of Italy, though the general consensus seems to be that crop volumes will be reduced as compared to last year. This is mainly due to the unfavorable climate conditions that occurred during the early post-flowering stage of bergamot, with temperatures in the region of Syracuse hitting nearly 120 F (48.8 C). These temperatures caused a significant loss of fruit, meaning that the harvest is expected to be delayed by at least 2-3 weeks.
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7/23/21: Prices for Italian material moved up slightly due to logistical inland costs, as well as the rising cost of ocean freight. There are no issues with supply or crop thus far. However, due to European summer vacation time, there is a shipping hiatus expected during the month of August.
Description of Bergamot Oil BF
Cold-pressed from the fruit peels of Citrus Bergamia trees, Bergamot Oil B.F. has an incredibly fresh and citrusy odor, often compared to lemon and lime. Floral and somewhat herbaceous, this oil is commonly used throughout the flavor and fragrance industry for its versatile citrus profile. This versatility is further enhanced by the removal of furocoumarins, which allows the B.F. variety to be used in a wider variety of products.
Aroma & Flavor of Bergamot Oil BF
Fresh and zesty, carrying a sweet citrus profile in both flavor and fragrance applications. Odor is floral and somewhat herbaceous, whereas its taste is fatty and bears a slight ginger nuance.
Citrus aurantium l. bergamia melarosa risso
1.4530 - 1.4730 @ 20C
0.8550 - 0.8710 @ 25C
All scientific, regulatory and technical data is a guide for product identification purposes only. Only Berje authorized documentation is to be used for validation and confirmation. These documents can be provided upon request.
Harvest Schedule of Bergamot Oil BF
4 MONTHS OF THE YEAR