A bit confusingly, a lemon in French is a citron but a citron is a cédrat, the first citrus fruit to be cultivated in Europe in the 4th century BC.
Grown on Cap Corse since the 19th century, Corsica now produces a third of the world’s crop. Each thick-skinned citron can weigh up to 4kg. Many go into making cédratine liqueur (Cap Mattei makes a famous version) and candied cédrat confits.
The fingery one, a Buddha’s hand fruit is called the main de bouddha in French.
Images by Johann Werfring, Wrong Side