Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Citrus unshiu Marc. x C. sinensis (L.) Osb.
Mandarins and their hybrids
February – April
Kiyomi is a hybrid of Miyagawa satsuma and Trovita sweet orange developed in Okitsu (Japan). It is named after a lagoon near its place of origin. It is characterized by the size of its fruits and its late ripening. It has also been used as a parent to obtain other important Japanese varieties.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is an open tree with dense foliage that forms a rounded crown. Lanceolate leaves, of medium size. Spherical or slightly pyriform fruits, large as an orange. Relatively thick rind, easy to peel, yellow-orange in color; orange when fully ripe. The pulp is tender, sweet, juicy and orange in color with a mild flavor. Seedless if grown alone.
The fruit combines the flavor of a satsuma and the aroma of an orange. It has low levels of acidity. It can be consumed fresh, in fruit or vegetable salads. The juice is aromatic and of high quality.