Wheat is largely produced, and there are vineyards in some localities.
The hill behind is terraced, and luxuriant vineyards and fruit plantations surround the place, which is well watered on the north by three principal springs, including the Well Sirah, now `Ain Sara (2 Sam.
There are large vineyards in the neighbouring hilly district, and the exportation of grapes is extensively carried on.
The vineyards are laboured by the broad heart-shaped hoe.
A steep slope, vineyards, low stone walls and abatis had all to be surmounted, under a galling fire from the Bavarian musketeers, before the Army of France found itself, breathless and in disorder, in front of the actual entrenchments of the crest.