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Bergamot fruit ripe under the tree

My small Bergamot tree had one fruit and today I found it on the ground. When I picked it up the fragrance was exquisite. This is the fruit that flavours Earl Gray tea and is a base for Eau de Cologne. I read that each fruit contains 0.85 grams of oil in its peel.

When in the house I dropped it on the floor by mistake and when I picked it up I noticed the peel had released a light oil onto my skin. Oh what a lovely scent.

The Garden

Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

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