The white grape variety originates from the Moldavia/Romania border region. The very old variety has probably spread from the historical region of Moldavia to Transylvania and Hungary. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Weiße Mädchentraube (Germany, Austria); Fetyaska Byala (Bulgaria); Fetișoară, Păsărească Albă, Poamă Fetei, Poamă Fetei Albă, Văratic (Moldavia); Baratik, Fetișoară, Păsărească Albă(Romania); Dievcie Hrozno (Slovakia); Divci Hrozen (Czech Republic); Fetiaska Belii, Fetyaska Alba (Ukraine); Janiszölö, Leányka, Leányka Szölö, Mädchentraube (Hungary).
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