The white grape 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, Ko 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) ordered them in his system of vines of the group 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 press and table grape. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).