Latest Market Info: Sep, 2023
The bergamot season has started in Italy, running from the first week of November until the end of February/early March. Flowering in the springtime was good, however high temperatures and drought conditions during the summer has caused a reduction in overall crop quantity/yields. Fruit prices are higher in the fresh market than industrial markets, and there is very little carryover from the previous season. Bergamot oil prices are expected to remain stable.
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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.
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
Cold-pressed from the nearly ripened peels of the Citrus Bergamia tree's fruits, Bergamot Oil has an incredibly rich, sweet, and fruity odor. Floral and slightly herbaceous, this oil is not considered a "traditional" citrus oil, such as lemon or lime, but is still extensively used throughout the flavor and fragrance industry. In perfumery, bergamot is often used to add sweetness and freshness to citrus fragrances, especially within soaps and other cosmetics. Its flavor is sweet and juicy, but also retains a refreshing citrus note, making it popular among hard candies, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products.
Aroma & Flavor of Bergamot Oil
Bergamot is the citrus topnote of choice in the expansive fragrance families of Chypres and Fougeres. In flavors, bergamot is best known as the aromatic addition that gives Earl Grey Tea its trademark flavor. With a profile that is both citrusy and floral, bergamot is adept at tying together the different notes in a flavor or fragrance.
Citrus bergamia (risso) wright & arn. melarosa
Yellow - Green Liquid
Yellow-Green to Greenish Liquid
1.4650 - 1.4680 @ 20C
0.8710 - 0.8790 @ 25C
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