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The white grape variety comes from Cyprus; the name refers to the early ripening. Synonyms are bastartico, glycopromo and lycopromone. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. It was first mentioned in 1893. The vine is resistant to drought and fungal diseases due to the thick skinned berries. It produces aromatic white wines with balanced acidity and exotic aromas of lemon and watermelon. The variety is grown in small quantities on the slopes of the Troodos Mountains. In 2016, however, no stock was recorded (statistics Kym Anderson). A probable clone is the variety Bastartiko.

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