We cultivate, treat and process the Bergamot of Reggio Calabria with care and attention, using advanced techniques and following rigorous quality standards to guarantee its authenticity and wholesomeness.

History of Bergamot

The history of bergamot dates back to the 1700s, when it was introduced in Calabria from Turkey. At the very biginning it was used only for ornamental purposes, but it was soon discovered that its peel could be used to obtain an essential oil with beneficial properties for health, and thanks to its strong scent,  now it is used in perfumery and aromatherapy.

Bergamot biology

Bergamot is a tree that grows up to 5 meters in height and produces oval fruits of about 10 cm in diameter. The plant flowers in spring and the fruits begin to ripen in November. Bergamot fruits contain a sour juice and a thick and wrinkled peel, used for the extraction of the essential oil.

Harvest period

The harvesting period for bergamot takes place from November to March, when the fruits are ripe and ready to be harvested. The harvest is done by hand, with care and attention so as not to damage the fruit and guarantee the best quality of the final product.

The processing Bergamot at Amedeo Giovanni srl

How we process bergamot

The Amedeo Giovanni srl company, based in Reggio Calabria, is specialized in the production of high-quality bergamot juice, obtained from the best selections of fruit from its own bergamot groves scattered throughout the area.
Bergamot juice is extracted through a cold pressing process which guarantees the conservation of all the organoleptic properties of the fruit, keeping its intense aroma and unique flavor intact.
The company not only deals with the extraction of concentrated Bergamot juice, but also with the processing of its precious peel and with the extraction of its essential oils. Bergamot peels, in fact, contain essential oils that are used in various sectors, such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

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For years we have been producing fresh citrus juice concentrates, with an intense and authentic taste that will give a touch of unique flavor to your products. We are specialized in the processing of oranges, lemons and bergamots, guaranteeing the utmost attention to the selection of raw materials and production processes.