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Afus Ali

The white grape variety originates from the Middle East, possibly from Lebanon. The more than 220 synonyms in many languages indicate its wide distribution. The two most common are Dattier de Beyrouth and Regina, others are Afuz Ali, Alepo, Anabolitiko, Bolgar Szölö, Datilera, Datilera de Beirut, Datteltraube, 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, 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 that it was brought to France from Beirut in Lebanon by a silk merchant in 1883. It was first known as Dattier de Beyrouth because of its large date-shaped berries. The vine was a crossing partner of the new varieties Augusta (1), Danuta, Emilia, Franca, Gratsiya, Queen of the Vineyards, Kunleány, 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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