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A celebration of the Italian love affair with citrus fruit.

Mixing travel writing, history and horticulture, author Helena Attlee sets out to meet Italy's dedicated gardeners and farmers - whose passion for their life's work is as intoxicating as the sweet scent of zagara (citrus blossom).

In today's episode: the elaborate naming systems of Renaissance botanists for the myriad varieties of citrus; and a journey to the Gulf of Naples to experience the mild yet intensely flavoured juice of the Amalfi lemon.

Reader ... Francesca Dymond

Writer ... Helena Attlee

Abridger ... Laurence Wareing

Producer ... Kirsteen Cameron.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 22 Apr 2014 00:30

Credits

Role Contributor
ReaderFrancesca Dymond
ProducerKirsteen Cameron
AbridgerLaurence Wareing
WriterHelena Attlee

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