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The red grape variety probably comes from Sicily(Italy). Synonyms are Barbi du Sultan, Carricante Nero, Nerelli, Nicera, Nocera di Catania, Nocera Mantonico, Nocera Nera di Milazzo, Nucera and Nucera Niura. It must not be confused with the varieties Magliocco Canino or Magliocco Dolce, even if synonyms or morphological similarities appear to indicate this. It is not a colour mutation of the white variety Carricante (Nocera Bianca). According to an unverifiable hypothesis, it is a descendant of the Mamertinum mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79). The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. She was a crossing partner in the two new breeds Christmas Rose and Red Globe.

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