Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Bergamot is hardy and will tolerate extreme cold.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Bergamot prefers cool, moist conditions. The plants prefer full sun but will tolerate partial shade.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

There's no advantage to starting your seeds in cold soil, so wait until it's warmed up a little, to at least 60˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)

Bergamot prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade as well.

Water
Moderate

Bergamot thrives in soil that is consistently moist. The flavor will be inferior if grown in dry soil.

Feeder
Moderate

These plants grow best in rich soil, but almost any soil will do.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

When growing in confined spaces, Bergamot should be divided regularly, to prevent overcrowding. The best way to grow it is in a 5 gallon bucket with the bottom cut out, sunk into the ground to within 2 or 3" of the rim.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Light Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
20.0-36.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-14.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-10
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Lemony taste.