Ataulfo is from Chiapas state, Mexico and has become established as one of the most important commercial cultivars in Mexico. It is now grown commercially elsewhere in Latin America as well.
The trees are vigorous, vertically oriented growers and moderate producers of small, oblong yellow mangos. It is thought to be descended from the ‘Manila’ group of mangos introduced to Mexcio from the Philippines, bearing some resemblance in flavor.
The flesh is firm but fiberless, with a mild subacid taste that sweetens up as the fruit becomes riper and skin wrinkled.
The fruit tend to come out small, but have been highly resistant to mango bacterial black spot thus far.