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Fayoumi

The white grape comes from Egypt, Synonyms are Bel el Anza and Fajoumi Jaune. It is named after the ancient oasis of Al-Fayoum south of Cairo. Supposedly there were Greek settlers in the time of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) introduced the viticulture. Today, the town of the same name is located there in the center of the oasis-like, fertile Fayoum Basin, which is connected to the Nile via the Bahr Yusuf (Josefs Canal). The province is known for figs and grapes of excellent quality. From here, according to a legend, the variety Chasselas originate. With this Fayoumi must not be confused. The variety is exclusively as table grape used.

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