The flesh of the Bergamotto lemon resembles that of a grapefruit and has a fragrant aroma. The taste of the juice is bitter, acidic, and somewhat musty.
Bergamotto lemons are round and a bit larger than an orange, with a slight pear shape. The green skin of the Bergamotto lemon is thin and very aromatic, which is a result of high amounts of a compound called limonene present in the peel.
The skin slowly changes from lime green to a greenish yellow color towards the end of the season.