These are a delicious little Native Australian fig, 'opposita' variety.
Medicinally, Sandpaper fig leaves have been used by Indigenous Australians to treat fungal skin infections, such as ringworm, sometimes in combination with the milky sap.
The tree produces small, red fleshed figs with good flavour. The fruits ripen from red to dark-red almost black and are sweet and floral tasting. Heavy cropping and no splitting in wet weather. Ideal native fig for a wide range of climates. The leaves are rough and sand-papery and were used by Indigenous Australians to finish wooden tools.
The 'opposita' Sandpaper fig variety leaves are a lot softer than the 'coronata' species, kind of like fine grade sandpaper compared to the coarser grade of the coronata leaves.
The fruit lends itself well to jam making as it has a very high pectin content.
Suitable for pots, 2-5m tree (max height in ground). Self pollinating.
Host Plant for Moonbeam Butterflies. Attracts Fig Birds.
10 seeds per packet