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FIG - SANDPAPER

Sandpaper Fig fruitBotanical Name: Ficus coronata
Description

This small fig occurs along watercourses along the east coast of Australia. An attractive small tree with sandpapery leaves and edible fruit. Grows densely in full sun, less so in shade. Very good for stream bank stabilisation.

Other Names: Sand Paper Fig, #CV
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Bonsai (#Bonsai)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes, Yes, Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes, Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June

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Question & Answer

I bought a sandpaper fig from you years ago. It has grown into a beautiful little tree(approx.2.5m high). But I have recently noted sawdust accumulating at the roots and can see a couple of holes in the trunk of the tree. There is something borrowing and eating it inside. Help?! From: GUILDFORD NSW

It sounds like a Borer. Two options you can prune back the tree and let it re shoot. Or if you wish to try and remove the borer grub inside the trunk, try poking wire into the hole and / or spray and a suitable inseciticide into the holes where the borrowing is.

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Handsome small fig tree, but requires lots of water. Will recover quickly from wilting if adequate water is given. | Alasdair Scott - Sydney, NSW 02-Apr-2015
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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 3250 days 12hrs

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Local native but only under established cover in microclimate. not hardy in the open due to frost sensitivity. a later add-in on reveg attempts.


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Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3222 days 23hrs

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Native to Hogarth Range.  Excellent riparian, Wildlife attractant and Bushfood tree.  Fruits are sweet and moist (when you get a good one).  Tolerates moderate frosts but requires moist soils.  A small native fig approx 8m.  On mature trees the fruits develop on the main trunk in their hundreds.

Fruiting Months December

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 3241 days 17hrs

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Great sweet fruit all year round. Beetles skeletise some leaves but if they want to help with pruning that's OK.


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Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2843 days 14hrs

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Tasty little fruits.  A fabulous pioneer tree, great for creek banks and waterways.  The rough leaves were used by Indigenous people to finish off their wooden tools.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig - Sandpaper (Seedling) 8/10

Pademelon1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1049 days 4hrs

Comments: - From Daleys! When initially planted out, lost all its leaves. Has recovered quickly though in the damp and dark position, hopefully will take off next year.

Planted: 2015


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Syrynx's Edible Fruits
Update: 1226 days 9hrs


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Fig - Sandpaper (Cutting) 10/10

Jane16's Edible Fruits
Update: 101 days 4hrs

Comments: - I purchased 4 different figs from Daleys (Sandpaper, Dwarf Brown fig, Brown Turkey fig, Black Genoa). The Sandpaper fig arrived very healthy from Daley's but unfortunately the Dwarf Brown and the Brown Turkey were infected with mealybug from the time of purchase and the insects invaded this plant also. It has been managed with Confidor and Neem oil. It has responded very well to fertilisers and is now over 1m in height. 2 small figs on the branches now. It receives water daily when over 35C, otherwise twice a week. Few hours of full sunlight which it tolerates very well.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: 100% organic compost, rock dust, blood and bone, Powerfeed, volcanic dust

Pest Control: Confidor and Neem oil for mealybug

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Fig - Sandpaper (Cutting) 10/10

Frankenmango1's Edible Fruits
Update: 69 days 9hrs

Comments: - Fruited immediately after arrival, purchased from Daleys. First couple of fruit dropped off, placed it next to my fruiting local Ficus opposita for cross pollination. Resulting handful of fruit large (grape sized) and lovely tangy strawberry flavour. No splitting even during a near record Cairns Wet Season. I pinched out the top and it is shooting and setting fruit again.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2018

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: F.opposita

Fertiliser or Organics Used: rooster booster

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control: none


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