Why does God devastate Israel's vines and fig trees and not other crops in Hosea 2:12
From the scriptures we note that figs and raisins were a staple food , the figs were pressed into cakes, which were handy for carrying, for example Abigail send David 200 cakes of pressed figs, and 100 cakes of pressed raisins.
1 Samuel 25:18 (NABRE)
18 "Abigail quickly got together two hundred loaves, two skins of
wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes
of pressed raisins, and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded
them on donkeys."
1 Samuel 30:12 (NABRE)
12 "They also offered a cake of pressed figs and two cakes of pressed
raisins. When he had eaten, he revived, for he had not taken food nor
drunk water for three days and three nights."
1 Chronicles 12:40 (NRSV)
40 "And also their neighbors, from as far away as Issachar and Zebulun
and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules, and
oxen—abundant provisions of meal, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins,
wine, oil, oxen, and sheep, for there was joy in Israel."
Apparently ,figs were usually planted in vine yards:
Luke 13:6 (NRSV)
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
6 "Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his
vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none."
2 Kings 18:31 (NRSV)
31" Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria:
‘Make your peace with me and come out to me; then every one of you
will eat from your own vine and your own fig tree, and drink water
from your own cistern."
Joel 2:22 (NRSV)
22 "Do not fear, you animals of the field, for the pastures of the
wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and vine
give their full yield."
Due to the importance of the figs and raisins, being a common food in the nations supply ,its failure would have disastrous effects on the chain supply . Like Hosea 2:12, when destruction was foretold on the land , the fig trees received a mentioned . Jeremiah 8:13,Habakkuk 3:17. Joel wrote:
Joel 1:7 (NRSV)
7" It has laid waste my vines, and splintered my fig trees; it has
stripped off their bark and thrown it down, their branches have turned