Not to be confused with Gwiyomi, a Korean pop song.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. unshiu × sinensis
Binomial name
Citrus unshiu × sinensis

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[1] 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"[2] in 1979.[3]

Kiyomi are sweet. Sugar content is normally 11–12°Bx and reaches even 13°Bx if conditions are met. Citric acid content is around 1%. It has no seeds. The time of ripening is mid to late March.[3] The flavor is similar to that of a mikan, while the aroma is similar to that of an orange.

Kiyomi is a monogerm, so it is often used as a parent citrus to create new hybrids such as Dekopon.


  1. "Trovita sweet orange". University of California Riverside.
  2. Tangor agricultural and forestry No.1 (タンゴール農林1号)
  3. 1 2 Nishiura, Masao; et al. (1983). "Kiyomi: A new variety of citrus" (PDF). Bulletin of Fruit Tree Research Station B (in Japanese). Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Japan (10:1-9).
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