Bergamot cultivation

Bergamot is a testimonial of biodiversity, unique and multi-functional asset, exclusive of the province of Reggio.

Nesci Company has always believed in the bergamot market where it had already grown in the end of 800. The current governance has taken steps over the last few decades to the replacement of old plants in two funds denominated "sottargine", that is between the railway line and the sea, which extends over an area of about 5 hectares, and "mandorlara", along the course  of the torrent of Palizzi, which extends over an area of about 10 hectares.  Now there are works for the extension of the crop on an area of about 1.5 hectares in "martino" and "mandorlata". The cultivar planted is "fantastic" that is characterized by the collection foliage, early flowering, medium early fruiting, fruit with smooth skin, ripening period from late November to late January, the average yields per hectare of 160 and  best quality. The bergamot plant does not exceed 4 m in height.  It has irregular branches and leaves are dark green, alternate, oblong, devoid of fluff and full of glands containing essential oil. The fruits are rounded, sometimes spherical, with a smooth, thick skin that goes from green to yellow with the ripening process. The weight varies from 80 to 200 g.  The company is associated with UnionBerg and the fruit is delivered, for processing, to a firm in partnership with it, which then provides the essence sale. As part of the multi-functionality to the product and recognized for its beneficial effects in the fight against "bad" cholesterol, the company also sells fresh fruit always through UnionBerg or even on the open market, answering the question of e-commerce.