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The white grape variety comes from Egypt, Synonyms are Bel el Anza and Fajoumi Jaune. It is named after the ancient oasis of Fayoum, south of Cairo. It is said that Greek colonists introduced viticulture there during the time of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC). Today, the city of the same name is located 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 its excellent quality figs and grapes. According to a legend, the variety should come from here Chasselas originate. Fayoumi should not be confused with this. The variety is exclusively considered table grape used.

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