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BERGAMOT OIL – ITALY

The Bergamot growing regions experienced a good bloom this year after favorable weather conditions over the summer months. It is expected to be a good harvest up by around 15-20% from last year. Unfortunately, as we enter the new crop season there is low availability for this oil. Bergamot is also seeing an increase in popularity for the fresh fruit, meaning larger quantities are being diverted to the fresh fruit industry. This accounts for around 5-7% of the market so while it should not affect availability of fruits for processors, some farmers may seek to raise their prices more in line with the fresh fruit market. Prices can be expected to rise over the coming months until at least the new year when processors will have had a chance to begin processing the new crop. Read More

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