Definition of Black Mission fig
- Black Mission figs are the most common and usually the most dependable for flavor and texture, with tarry skins that add a certain spiciness.
- —David Karp, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2011
- The black mission figs are the variety the Spanish monks introduced to California in 1759 at the San Diego Mission as they made their progress up the coast, planting figs as they planted olives.
- —Henry Fenwick, Desert Sun (Palm Springs, California), 16 July 2008