Posted on September 22nd, 2011
It is time to harvest la gigérine, jam watermelon, which grows in nearby fields. The fruit cannot be eaten raw, but is used to make jam, jellies or pies. A recipe for Confiture de Gigérine et Citron Vert is here.The fruit weigh around fifteen kilos. Eighty-six year-old Monsieur Thédonat makes several trips home daily to Ménerbes in his ageing Citroën camion, carrying over 1½ tonnes each time ………..