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Iri Kara

The white grape variety originates from Turkey. Synonyms are Arikaras, Aris, Bokhta, Changir Karasi, Karairek, Focea, Fodja, Irek Kara, Iri Karas, Razachie Neagra and Yediveren. It could be closely related to the Eksi Kara variety. However, the parentage is unknown. The assumption that the Greek variety Fokiano is identical was not confirmed by DNA analyses carried out in 2006. The vine should not be confused with the Yediveren variety. The medium to late ripening vine with pink-coloured berries is resistant to vine diseases. It produces simple white wines and is also used as table grape and for the production of sultanas. The variety is cultivated in the two south-western provinces of Denizli and Usak in Asia Minor. However, no stock was recorded in 2016 (Kym Anderson).

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