Bergamot

Description

A shrub with dark ovate leaves with toothed margins. Bears beautiful pink-red flowers in summer. Attracts bees and is therefore a great companion to other insect pollinated herbs. Grow in compost rich soil and water well. Prune in late autumn. Semi-dormant in winter shrub

Use Bergamot leaves and flowers with:
•Summer fruit drinks or punches,
•Gives the “Earl Grey” taste to tea,
•Flower Petals in Salads, Fruit Salads, Jams, Jellies, Milk,
•Stuffings, Pork,
•Use fresh or dried flowers in flower arrangements.

Additional information

Height

± 1 m, Spread ± 1 m

Cultivation

Full sun, well drained, composted soil.

Harvesting

Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.
For the best taste, harvest the leaves just before flowering
Leaves can be dried, but flowers are best when used fresh

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