Ataulfo is a small to medium size mango with pale green to yellow-skin and a thin stone. The skin is smooth and thin; and the ripe flesh is deep yellow, silky and fibreless, often described as ‘buttery’. Ataulfo is very sweet mango with a delicious, fine, spicy flavour. This is a very popular mango in North and Central America.
Quality & Ripening: The fruit should have a yellow to orange skin colour, and should yield to slight pressure. If the fruit is firm, keep it room temperature until it softens. Immature fruit have an acid tang and do not develop the flavour for which this mango is renowned.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Ataulfois a lovely, high class mango when at the right maturity.
Sweet, spicy, silky
Names: Ataulfo; Champagne; Manila; Adolfo; Honey Mango.
Origin: Ataulfo is said to be of Indonesian origin, but developed as a commercial variety via Hawaii and the Philippines.
Grown in: Philippines, Mexico, currently being planted in Brazil and Ecuador.
- Ecuador: mid-October to late December
- Mexico: March to end May
Availability: Ataulfo is not often sold in UK supermarkets, except occasionally in M&S.
- March: Mexico
- April: Mexico
- May: Mexico
- June: Mexico
Champagne Mango – Ciruli Brothers