Sultaniye

The Sultana or Sultana is a “white” (pale green), oval seedless grape variety also called the sultanina, Thompson Seedless (United States), Lady de Coverly (England), and oval-fruited Kishmish (Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, India). It is also known as İzmir üzümü (grape of İzmir) in Turkey since this variety has been extensively grown region around İzmir. It is assumed to originate from the Levant (Asia Minor), which later became part of the Ottoman Empire. In some countries, especially Commonwealth countries, it is also the name given to the raisin made from it or from larger seedless grapes; such sultana raisins are often called simply sultanas or sultanis. Today it is also planted in Denizli and Manisa in the Eagean Region. It is an aromatic grape with small grains and thin skin. Sultaniye bears pinapple, green apple, citrus and exotic fruit aromas.

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