Springtime is best for mangos from Mexico! Next time you can, shop and enjoy a sweet and creamy mango with a buttery texture this season: The Ataulfo.
Also known as mango Chiapas, this creamy mango was named “Ataulfo” to honor Ataulfo Morales Gordillo, who created a new fruit, back to 1963 in Chiapas, Mexico.
This man was working on a new species from the “Cochi” & “Manila” mangoes, in order to get a new one that will last a longer time in shops plus the maturing times and the best flavor, size and color that should be attractive to buy from customers.
From those 5 mango trees in 1963, to present day there are thousands of them in the 50 thousand acres cultivated down to the Soconusco region of Chiapas. Thanks to the certificate of origin of these mangoes from 2002, the fruis remains protected by national and international regulations, pretty much in the same way Tequila produce is regulated in Mexico and Champagne is protected in France.
“Ataulfo Mangos” by Alfredo de la Cruz.