Pepino, melon pear, or sweet cucumber is a fruit of the nightshade family. The flesh resembles the texture of a cucumber or watermelon, is palm-sized and almond-shaped. Historically, the origin of pepino is the lands of South America. Consider the properties of this interesting tropical fruit! In the fruit are presented. Along with antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, pepino nutrients. It also contains essential minerals such as. Pepino contains soluble fiber, which also lowers cholesterol. Natural fiber is necessary for digestive problems, effective for constipation. The rind of the fruit is edible and pairs well with fruits such as lemons, limes, basil, honey, chili, and coconut. It is recommended to store pepino in plastic boxes in the refrigerator for no longer than three days. The fruits of the fruit can grow in sandy and even heavy clay soils, however, it prefers well-drained, but alkaline soil. Pepino does not bear fruit until the night temperature reaches at least 18 degrees Celsius. The fruits ripen within 30-80 days after pollination.