Ficus Opposita - Native Sweet Sandpaper Fig (seed)
Ficus Opposita - Native Sweet Sandpaper Fig (seed)
Ficus Opposita - Native Sweet Sandpaper Fig (seed)
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Ficus Opposita - Native Sweet Sandpaper Fig (seed)

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A great bush tukka addition to your garden, these were also used to treat fungal conditions. The skin was abraded with the very rough leaves to remove the damaged tissue, and the latex like sap was applied to kill remaining spores and seal the wound, protecting it from further infections.

Small, red fleshed fig 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 fruit makes the BEST jam and fig paste and due to the super high pectin content they are great to add to other jams you may be making later on during the year.

10 seeds per packet