And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply (perhaps) he might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever, and His disciples heard it (Mark 11:13-14).
Fig trees are popular and inexpensive food in Israel. It usually takes about three years after they have been planted to bear fruit. Each tree yields a certain amount of fruit twice a year, in the spring and in early autumn. Read More