Kiyomi (清見 kiyomi) is a Japanese citrus fruit that is a hybrid (Citrus unshiu × Citrus sinensis) of a Miyagawa Wase mikan and a Citrus sinensis orange. The new breed was the first tangor created in Japan in 1949. It was named Kiyomi after the temple Seiken-ji (清見寺) and the lagoon Kiyomi-gata (清見潟) near its experiment station in Shizuoka city and registered as "Tangor Nōrin No.1" in 1979.
Kiyomi are sweet. Sugar content is normally 11–12°Bx and reaches even 13°Bx if conditions met. Citric acid content is around 1%. It has no seeds. The time of ripening is mid to late March. The flavor is similar to that of a mikan, while the aroma is similar to that of an orange.
Kiyomi is monogerm, so that it is often used as a parent citrus to create new hybrids such as Dekopon.
- ^ "Trovita sweet orange". University of California Riverside.
- ^ Tangor agricultural and forestry No.1 (タンゴール農林1号)
- ^ a b Nishiura, Masao et al. (1983). "Kiyomi: A new variety of citrus". Bulletin of Fruit Tree Research Station B (in Japanese) (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Japan) (10:1-9).
External links 
- Kiyomi at the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (in Japanese)