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Sandpaper Fig Birds eyeBotanical Name: Ficus opposita

An outstanding selection of the native Sandpaper fig. Large, flavoursome, red fleshed fig. 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.

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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)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes, Yes

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

2-3 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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Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

I have taken out the leader and the plant is very happy on the outer edge of a shaded 'rainforest' garden. Watch out for scale! It's now 2 years old and a metre high, quite close between a Burdekin plum and Walking stick palms. I'll cincture soon. | Bron Ramey - Beresfield, NSW 17-Jan-2017

Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

Great selection. 2 In 350ltr fabric pots. Once roots established, it will not stop fruiting. Only approx 1 meter tall & 6 months in pots they have produced more then 30 fruits each. Have trimmed back to train tree & second flush of fruit has appeared. | David - Black River, QLD 05-May-2017
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Ellen's Edible Fruits
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This one is currently in pot . it so fruitful during the Summer, but the fruits unable to mature properly. It can't stand the Summer heat waves, or perhaps I need to repot it into a bigger pot .

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Comments: - Fig collection plus it's a native. 

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Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye (Cutting) 10/10

Russtrac1's Edible Fruits
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I purchased this tree from Daleys only a few weeks ago and it is already fruiting at less than a metre high! Nearly 10 figs I have counted, which is more than the leaves that are on the tree! Not sure whether they will drop or not, but I am quite astounded. Arrived in excellent condition, growing in large pot. 

Update: all but 2 figs dropped. But these 2 are almost full sized :)

Planted: 2018

Height 40 Centimetres

First Fruited: 0.2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

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