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Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

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An outstanding selection of the native Sandpaper fig. 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 wid... Read More

$24.00 ($18.75-$24.00 choose a size)

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Specifications of Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

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 Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 8months ago


Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

I was looking for a small fruit tree that I could use for various recipes in deserts and as charcuterie. The plant is growing well and seems to like where I have planted it.

★★★★★ 2y ago

Murrays Beach, NSW, Australia

Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

I planted this sandpaper variety about a year ago. It is now over 2m tall, however it has very long branches and straggly. Do the figs only grow on new growth? Can you prune this tree very hard? I will have at least 60 fruits this season.

★★★★★ 3y ago

2074, NSW, Australia

Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

Ours is less than three years old. It lives in a pot in part shade. We ate our first ripe, soft fig and it was delicious. It was like placing a spoonful Of jam in your mouth. It was sweet, it had a little hint of citrus tang and a European fig aftertaste.

Layphi Chang
3y ago

Macquarie Fields, NSW, Australia

Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

Bought 3 about 3 years ago. They grew vigorously reaching over 2.5m high each. Grows more like a bush than a tree. Had hundreds of fruits but not one was edible. They were all rock hard. So made the painful decision to remove them all this year.

4y ago

Brisbane, QLD., Australia

Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

I have had my sandpaper fig for almost a year. It is in a large pot and gets full sun until midday then filtered to little for the rest of the day. It is about six feet tall very bushy and has produced dozens of fruit.

★★★★ 5y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

Looked interesting and I love native plants. Native plants that I can eat are even better.  Growing in pot for 7 months, has really taken off since October (four months old then) and now growing about 13 fruits that I can see.

★★★★★ 6y ago


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 astou...

6y ago

Black River, QLD, Australia

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.

Bron Ramey
7y ago

Beresfield, NSW, Australia

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.

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