I was going to save this until mid summer when they are in season but since I thought of it here it is . I had a Great Aunt that would use the pink layer next to the rine on water melons to make preaserves just use this like you would any other fruit . This was very good almost as good as cherry presearves . My great Auint and Uncle were the most self suficient folk I've ever known they pasted away in the 1980's . I got to spend alot of time around them while growing up . They were around long enough to know ancestors that rode with Forrest and fought under the Stars and Bars with Bragg and Hood . They whispered when telling me Civil War stories not sure if they should tell me these things .