Sultana (grape)

Grape (Vitis)
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Sultana (Thompson Seedless) grapes
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledsultanina, Thompson Seedless, Lady de Coverly, oval-fruited Kishmish, İzmir üzümü
Notable regionsAegean Region, Turkey
VIVC number12051

The 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, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India).[1] It is also known as İzmir üzümü (grape of İzmir) in Turkey since this variety has been extensively grown in the region around İzmir. It is assumed to originate from Asia Minor, which later became part of the Ottoman Empire.[1]

In some countries, especially Commonwealth countries, the name sultana is used for the raisin made from it or larger seedless grapes; such sultana raisins are often called sultanas or sultanis.

  1. ^ a b Bioletti, Frederic T. (1918). "The Seedless Raisin Grapes". Bulletin of the California Agricultural Experimental Station (298): 86. Retrieved 2011-12-10.

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