How miserable I am!
I feel like the fruit picker after the harvest
who can find nothing to eat.
Not a cluster of grapes or a single early fig
can be found to satisfy my hunger. (Micah 7.1)

The fig tree represents Israel. The barren fig tree is cursed by Jesus in Mark 11.12-14 (cf. Luke 13.6-9). It was not the season for figs, but Jesus could have reasonably expected some early figs to have grown (Is. 28.4, Hos. 9.10, Micah 7.1).