The comparison of the fertilization of the date palm to the use of the wild fig refers to the practice of Caprification.
The curious word , here translated to use the wild fig, is from , a kind of wild fig which seldom ripens.
A small fly establishes itself in the interior of the wild fig, escaping in great numbers when the fruit is ripe.
So early one morning he crawled out of the water and dragged himself to the wild fig tree.
He was afraid, and he stayed in the woods living on figs that he gathered under a wild fig tree.
These trees were the mulberry-tree, the bread fruit, and the wild fig.
Botanists who have studied the fig tree since his time retain a single species, and name several varieties of the wild fig.
wild fig trees here are many, but not so large as those in America.
The seed was carried there by some bird that had fed upon the fruit of a wild fig, and it rooted itself with surprising facility.
The foliage grew more abundant as they advanced; the “marula” and wild fig, and omnipresent acacia.