Black Mission Figs

Recieving their name from the Spanish missionary fathers settling in California, the black mission figs were brought to the US in 1520. Their sweet, creamy flesh is almost like a jelly with numerous tiny edible seeds.  Figs were one of the earliest fruits to be cultivated by man, documented in historical records up to 11,000 years ago. With its sweet, nutty flavor it pairs incredibly well with savory dishes. Figs require the hot sun all day long to grow properly. Figs are high in antioxidants. The fruit that we eat is actually a fleshy structure that encloses the flowers of the plant. The flowers bloom inside the structure and they mature as the fruit ripens.

Click on a thumbnail to enlarge the image.

Share this:

  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 50g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 37
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 10g
    • Fiber: 1.4g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0.4g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Available mid-May to January

Also Known As

Figs can be ripened at room temperature, but keep out of direct sunlight. They can be covered in plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or frozen for up to six months. Figs should be washed, and the stem's hard part should be cut off before eating.


No recipes are currently available for this item.