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The white grape variety originates from Armenia. Synonyms are Hardzhi, Hardzgi, Hardzhu, Kanacicheni, Kanancheni, Katvi Ack, Katviack, Katviachq, Khardgi, Khardhzi, Khardzhi, Khardzhu, Kharji, Pishik Gezi, Pscigi, Pshigi, Voskeate, Voskehat and Xardji. The parentage (parentage) is unknown. The medium to late ripening, high-yielding vine is very susceptible to both powdery mildew and botrytis due to its thin berry skin. It is mainly cultivated in the Armenian region of Ararat and is mainly used for fortified sweet wines in the style of Madeira or Sherry, sparkling wines and the production of table grapes. In 2010, 809 hectares were planted with it in Armenia. There are further stocks under the name Kharji in Azerbaijan. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics)

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