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Sandpaper Fig 175 ml pot

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Sandpaper Fig gets its name from its rough, sandpaper-like leaves. Though it doesn’t sound appetising, this ancient fig tree produces a very sweet fruit that’s said to be the best tasting Australian fig. Aboriginal people traditionally used the leaves to smooth and polish weaponry, the bark to make string, and the fruit for delicious bush tucker. In the wild, Sandpaper Fig occurs mainly in eastern Queensland and New South Wales, though you may spot it on rare occasions in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Fruits grow to about 2cm in diameter, starting out green then darkening to a purple-black colour when ripe. They can be eaten fresh (after removing the furry skin) or dried, or cooked into cakes, pies, biscuits, jellies, jams or sauces.