Mango Ataulfo 'Ataulfo'

Mangifera indica

Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mangifera (man-GEF-er-uh) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ataulfo



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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over 40 ft. (12 m)


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring


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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Orlando, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 25, 2009, Thaumaturgist from Rockledge, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

A high-yield mango variety from Mexico.


On Jul 31, 2008, evr from Toronto, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

You don't need to germinate them in agar agar - I was able to germinate 4 (100% germination rate) with just a "fake green house" to enforce similar conditions in the tropics and speed up the germination process.

Just take out the hard husk of the seed and it'll be good to go. They'll germinate within 5-14 days and you can see the sturdy roots grow...they germinate quicker that jackfruits!


On Jul 27, 2004, WalterT from San Diego, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Mango Ataulfo is a smallish, bright yellow mango grown in Mexico and sometimes imported into the U.S. The seed is very thin so there is more sweet, juicey, fibreless flesh on the fruit than one would expect. The shape is unusual in that the large end is where the stem is attached and the bottom end is smaller - the opposite of a pear.
I bought one recently, at the end of the season, and upon opening the husk and removing the seed I found that the embryo had already sprouted a six inch root which was curled up inside the husk. I placed the seed very carefully in a cradle with the root below and suspended it in a jar of water to see if it wld possibly straighten out and grow. The sprout embryo looked as if it is also beginning to grow, so maybe it will become a viable plant. Walter... read more