The red variety comes from the Balkans, possibly from Serbia. Synonyms by country are Zarčin ( Bulgaria ); Nikodimka, Niševka, Majski Čornii, Skopsko Crno ( Northern Macedonia ); Majski Cornii ( Moldova ); Kameničarka, Kamenilarka, Majski Cornii ( Russia ); Nichevka, Nikodimka, Niševka, Prokopac, Prokupac Noir, Prikupats, Prokupec, Prokupka, Rskavac, Surac Plavi ( Serbia ). The very old variety was very important in Serbia from the Middle Ages, there are also many that have arisen over time game types, The parentage is unknown. Prokupac was a crossing partner of the new varieties Evita. Jagodinka and Župljanka as well as parent of the varieties presumably created by natural crossbreeding Beala Debela (Bulgaria) and Papazkarasi (Turkey).
The late ripening, vigorous vine is very susceptible to the wrong people mildew, but relatively resistant to Botrytis and against frost, It provides colorful, strong alcoholic, spicy red wines with red fruit aromas for a rather quick enjoyment. It is usually blended with international varieties. The variety is in Serbia widespread, especially in the Juzna Morava and Zapadna Morava regions in the center and south of the country. In 2010, 15,180 hectares of vineyards were shown in Serbia. There are also small stocks in Bulgaria. Kosovo. Northern Macedonia and Russia, The variety is documented worldwide varieties ranking Rank 51 (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)