The mission cultivar originates from California and is very versatile. These olives can be processed as Green Mission or Black Mission. This will depend on what ripeness the olives are picked. Mission olives are also very well known for making olive oil if picked at the correct time. Our Black Mission olives are handpicked during the months of May and June at optimum ripeness then matured in brine for 9 – 12 months. Perfect with a glass of Hillcrest wine.