Organic Ataulfo Mangos

How do you say it?  Well, that’s the thing.  Ataulfo as a varietal name is hard for many American consumers to say. The the Mango Board which supports the marketing and consumption of all Mangos, has started an initiative to rename “Ataulfo Mangos” to the easier remembered and pronounced “Honey Mango.”

Color? As Ataulfo Mangos ripen on the store shelf or on your kitchen counter from firm with lime-green skin color to yellow with a slight give – they’ll be ready to eat with a balance of sweet and tangy.

Ripening

  • Color? As Ataulfo Mangos ripen on the store shelf or on your kitchen counter from firm with lime-green skin color to yellow with a slight give – they’ll be ready to eat with a balance of sweet and tangy.
  • Wrinkles? With most Mango varieties “wrinkles” indicate the fruit is past its prime, but Ataulfo Mangos that have ripened so far as to show just few wrinkles– they’ll likely be the SWEETEST! But be careful, too wrinkled and the fruit may cut brown inside from over-ripe. (I love to ripen them as close to the edge as possible.)

Selecting

  • Ataulfo Mangos often have small speckles and skin stains that look more pronounced on the peel as the fruit ripens. Don’t worry, those cosmetic issues and will not impact the flavor.
  • Avoid Mangos with large sunken areas, skin punctures or excessive wrinkles.

Eating