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Roditis

The white grape comes from Greece, The name is probably from the island Rhodes derived (and not from the reddish berries). Synonyms are Alepou Roditis, Arilogos Roditis, Arsenikos Roditis, Kanellato, Kritsanisti, Lisitsines, Litsitsines, Rhodites, Rhoditi, Rhoditis, Rodea Stafyli, Rodites, Roditi, Roditis Alepou, Roditis Kanellatos, Roditis Rosé, Rodomoussi, Rogdites, Rogditis, Roidites, Roiditis , Roïdo, Roigditis, Sourviotes, Sourviotis and Thilikos Rhoditis. According to the year 2001 DNA analysis she is not related to the varieties Roditis Lefkos or Tourkopoula (synonym Roditis Kokkinos). After an unverifiable, rather unlikely hypothesis, she or an ancestor was allegedly mentioned as early as the 1st century by Philip of Thessaloniki in his work "Greek Anthology" under the name Rodea Stafyli.

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