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Hoping it's Ficus racemosa, can anyone confirm?

Thanks in advance 

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tropicbreeze

I planted some in a previous place I lived, they grew fairly large by the time I moved. Out bush I've seen them over 25 metres tall. Recently here I planted out some seedlings of what might be F. racemosa, or the similar F. hispida, just not sure.

The leaves on your tree look similar but not quite right for racemosa. However, the species has a broad range, from here across to India, so leaves may vary a little depending on provenance. Don't know otherwise what it might be though. The fruit is fairly large (for Ficus) but generally pretty bland tasting. The tree can become deciduous during the dry season.

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23 minutes ago, tropicbreeze said:

I planted some in a previous place I lived, they grew fairly large by the time I moved. Out bush I've seen them over 25 metres tall. Recently here I planted out some seedlings of what might be F. racemosa, or the similar F. hispida, just not sure.

The leaves on your tree look similar but not quite right for racemosa. However, the species has a broad range, from here across to India, so leaves may vary a little depending on provenance. Don't know otherwise what it might be though. The fruit is fairly large (for Ficus) but generally pretty bland tasting. The tree can become deciduous during the dry season.

I actually got this for the edible leaves, they are eaten both raw and cooked in Vietnam.  The fruits are typically pickled. 

Thanks!

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