Fantastico Citrus bergamia Risso & Poit. Bergamot
'Fantastico' originates in Italy and is only recently discovered cultivar, priced more than other bergamots for its high yields and amount of essential oils in the rind.
It is a very vigorous tree with thornless branches and medium large, spear-shaped leaves with small wings on leaf petioles. It is much more reliable that another cultivar with varying yields - 'Castagnaro'. The white flowers are rather big, mainly growing in clusters and its fruit is spherical, not too small with yellow, thin and aromatic rind. Its essential oils are mainly used in aromatherapy and improving the Earl Grey tea. Harvest time is from December to January.