In markets and greengrocers in the South of France you may come across watermelon-like fruits called “gigérine” or “courge gigérine” or “courge barbarine” or “citre” (near Apt) or “méréville” (near Carpentras). They are a variety of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus, in the Cucurbitaceae family) that is not edible raw, but can be made into jam or jelly or used to fill tarts.
Ingredients for 8 people
2kg gigérine or citre
1. Peel the gigérine or citre, remove the seeds and dice the flesh.
Delicious spread on bread for breakfast.