The white grape variety comes from Uzbekistan, It is named after the city of the same name in the province of Samarkand. Synonyms are Alicone, Alikon, Alikop, Bomba, Catta Kurquan, Cro Ko Kin, Karchinsky, Katta Kourgan, Katta Korgane, Katta Kurqan and Maska. The parentage is unknown. It is a pure female grape, The Russian researcher Dr. Alexander M. Negrul (1900-1971) assigned them to the group in his vine system Proles orientalis to. She was in Russia and other eastern states as crossing partners of over 50 new varieties used; most of them table grapes, Among other things, these were Helios (2) Mars (2) and Tagui, The late-ripening vine is prone to fungal diseases. It is used as a wine grape and table grape. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).