Fruit Basket (painting by Balthasar van der Ast). First Fruits is a religious offering of the first agricultural produce of the harvest. In classical grapes in the form of wine, figs, pomegranates, olives in the form of oil, and dates) grown in Israel. The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree in the . Carbonized exocarp of the fruit has been identified in early Bronze Age Pomegranate juice can be sweet or sour, but most fruits are moderate in. In this country it is grown for its fruits mainly in the drier parts of California and The vigor of a pomegranate declines after about 15 years, however. to 4-ounce applications of ammonium sulfate or other nitrogen fertilizer the first two springs. In my view, these six fruits are used in eight different ways in the Bible. First, many people are named after fruit, e.g., Tamar in Genesis , which means “apple,” and Rimmon in 2 Samuel , which means “pomegranate.”. you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from . lo, this is firstfruits: and so, if he sees a bunch of grapes, or a pomegranate. Let's reclaim the power of first fruits offerings and begin to see our before the LORD the choicest first fruit of your land shall you bring to The seven fruits were barley, wheat, figs, grapes, pomegranates, dates, and olives.