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Afus Ali

The white grape variety originates from the Middle East, possibly from Lebanon. The approximately 220 synonyms indicate wide distribution and great age. The two most common are Dattier de Beyrouth and Regina, others are Afuz Ali, Alepo, Altin Tas, Anatoliko, Anatolitiko, Bolgar Szölö, Datilera, Datilera de Beirut, Date Grape, Dimiski, Inzolia Imperiale, Galetta, Izmir Razaki, Karaburnu, Marsigliana Bianca, Pergolone, Raisin d'Or, Razaki, Real, Razaki, Razaki Archanon, Razaki Aspro, Real, Reine, Roseti, Rozaki, Rozaki Sari, Shasla Zamushca, Shasla Zamushka, Sultanai Razaki, Sultani Razaki, Uva di Constantinopla, Uva Regina, Uva Turca and Waltham Cross. It was already mentioned in the 15th century. It is said to have been brought to France from Beirut in Lebanon by a silk merchant in 1883. Because of its large date-shaped berries, it was first known as Dattier de Beyrouth. The vine was a popular crossing partner for many new varieties such as Augusta (1), Danuta, Emilia, Franca, Gratsiya, Queen of the Vineyards, Kunleány, Select (2), Ozana, Solferino (1), Victoria (1) and Yulski Biser. The picture on the right is taken from "Ampélographie - Traité général de viticulture" by Victor Vermorel and Pierre Viala.

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