Hardy fruit thrives, and live-stock breeding prospers.
The Angora goat thrives well in certain districts.
Enough of the rocky surface is covered with a thin coating of soil to enable the natives to grow yams, taro, bananas, &c., for their support; cotton thrives well, and has even been exported in small quantities, but there is no space available for its cultivation on any considerable scale.
The tea plant thrives and is being planted fairly rapidly on the Black Sea littoral in Transcaucasia.
The hornbeam thrives well on stiff, clayey, moist soils, into which its roots penetrate deeply; on chalk or gravel it does not flourish.