It is believed the Medlar fruit has been around for as long as years. Canistel (TASTED ♥♥♥) - The canistel, or eggfruit, has a similar texture to a boiled. The canistel (Pouteria campechiana) is an evergreen tree native to southern Mexico and Central America. It is cultivated in other countries, such as Brazil, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines for its fruit. The canistel grows up to 10 meters (33 ft) high, and produces orange-yellow fruit, Missing: medlar. Egg Fruit is commonly referred to as Canistel and botanically classified as Pouteria campechiana. It is a member of the Sapotaceae Family and a close relative.