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The red grape variety comes from Bosnia Herzegovina, Synonyms are Blathina, Blatina Crna, Blatina Hercegovacka, Blatina Mala, Blatina Nera, Blatina Velika, Blatyna, Blue Blatina, Praznobačva, Praznobatchva, Stara Žilavka, Tribidrag and Žilavka Stara. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms, she is not allowed to mix with the two Croatian varieties Cetinka or Tribidrag (Crljenak Kaštelanski) are confused. It is a pure female grape, The late-ripening vine is sensitive to frost, It produces ruby red, fruity and full-bodied reds with redcurrant and blackberry aromas. Besides, she is also called table grape used. The variety is mainly in Bosnia Herzegovina cultivated, where they should occupy about one third of the vineyard. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Blatina - grape and leaf

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