Riverford Wicked Leeks

Bergamot lemons x4

Bergamot lemons x4

SKU# FINLEMBER4

Availability: In stock

£2.85

No ordinary lemon, this rare citrus fruit is a little star. The size of a satsuma, intoxicatingly aromatic, sweet-sour in flavour and bursting with juice. You may recognise its exotic floral fragrance – bergamot oil is what gives Earl Grey tea its perfumed flavour.

Cooking

Squeeze over pancakes, steep in hot water for a refreshing tea, use in salad dressings or to make sweet curd, sorbet or marmalade. A little tip: roll a lemon back and forth between your hands before using, and you'll be able to squeeze more juice.

Storage

Lemons can be kept in a cool room or the fridge for at least a week.

Class

Our lemons are sold as class 2. This means that they might not look cosmetically perfect, but they are grown for the very best flavour. (We have to tell you this to satisfy some EU rules).

Country of origin

Grown in Morocco.

Grower Info

For over 30 years, ProNatura have been coordinating production and providing support for small-scale organic farmers – initially in their native France, and now further afield in Morocco, Togo, Burkina Faso and more (where the growers are also Fairtrade). They offer all sorts of expert advice and resources: from practical and financial support in becoming organically certified, and help promoting soil fertility and choosing the best varieties to grow in each region, to assistance in storing and packaging the final results.

Their fresh fruit has been such a smash hit at Riverford that Guy even went out to Togo to meet ProNatura’s organic, Fairtrade pineapple growers for himself – see more in this video.