If fig season is over, why are there figs? Even though winter has come and the fig trees are dropping their leaves, there are still figs on the trees. Why aren’t they available?
The simple answer is that a fig tree is a lot like a checkbook… Each fig is the equivalent of a blank check. But a check is only as good as the bank account behind it. Once the weather cools, the tree stops photosynthesizing… it is no longer putting money in the bank. So the figs left on the trees would “bounce” if you picked them. Actually, considering the stiff rubbery texture of an immature fig, that may be literally as well as figuratively true.