Femminello Citrus bergamia Risso & Poit. Bergamot
'Femminello' is an ancient Italian early and well yielding variety. The tree is not very vigorous and its crown is closed. Its leaves are spear-shaped and quite large and its medium, white flowers are mainly growing in clusters. Fruit is spherical with a thin rind, very rich in essential oils. It is the most widely cultivated Italian variety that makes up to 70% of all bergamots grown in Italy. It ripens earlier than 'Fantastico' and was considered the best bergamot variety until the discovery of 'Fantastico'.