The hilly regions of Limousin, Prigord and the Cvennes are the home of the chestnut, which in some places is still a staple food; walnuts grow on the lower levels of the central plateau and in lower Dauphin and Provence, figs and almonds in Provence, oranges and citrons on the Mediterranean coast, apricots in central France, the olive in Provcnce and the lower valleys of the Rhneand Durancc. Truffles arc found under Silk Cocoons.
There is trade in walnuts, walnut-oil, silk, cattle, &c.
Apricots and walnuts flourish at Warsaw, but in Russia they do not thrive beyond 50°.
Many varieties of fruit are grown, especially good being the apricots, peaches, walnuts and hazel nuts.
It exports filberts (for which product it is the centre), walnuts, hides and timber.