The red grape variety originates from the Moldova/Romania border region. There are about 100 synonyms, which testifies to its once wide distribution and high age. Some of them are Bătută Niagră, Bătută Nigră, Bătută Nyagră, Cabasma Neagrâ, Francucha Rouge, Frâncușă Niagră, Frankusha Krasnaya, Frankusha Red, Kabasiya, Kabasiya Chernay, Kabassia, Kabassia Ciornaia, Kabassia Noir, Kabassiya, Kabasya, Kabassya, Kabaszija, Znamenskii, Znamenskyi, Znamenskyi Qirmizi Frankusa and Znamensky. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. Whether there is a relationship to the white Romanian variety Frâncușă is not known. It is used as a winepress and table grape. In 2010, 3 hectares of vineyards were registered in Romania (statistics Kym Anderson).
Pictures: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)