They ripen during summer and are among
the most refreshing souvenirs,
enjoyed sliced or as fruit salads.
They can also be mixed in the blender and
served as a granite or a soft drink, with or without
the addition of a small amount of alcohol.
They are also great for fruit punch, cutting them in half,
emptying one half and refilling it with the ground content
and adding a bottle of ouzo and ice cubes.
In many parts of Greece, their bark is used to
make the traditional so called "spoon sweet".
You will often hear about them the typical expression:
"with the stamp", meaning their guaranteed quality.