And he shall be like a tree planted by therivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit inhis season; his leaf also shall not wither..Psalms 1:3The righteous shall flourish like the palmtree.. Those that be planted in the house ofthe Lord shall flourish.. They shall bringforth fruit in old age; they shall be fat andflourishing.Psalms 92:7–8And of the fruits of the palms and thegrapes—you obtain from them intoxicationand goodly provision; most surely there is asign in this for a people who ponder.Qur’an,The Bee:16.06FIG (Ficus carica,F. sycomorus)Two species of fig are mentioned in thebible: common fig (F. carica) and sycomorefig (F. sycomorus). The common fig is agynodioecious species consisting of monoe-cious inedible wild types (caprifig) and pis-tillate domesticates. Borne on small trees,figs are one of the classic Mediterraneanfruits. Signs of fig cultivation are found atvarious Neolithic and late Neolithic sites.
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