Walnuts have become another important product and are exported, the average annual produce being 48,000 to 50,000 bushels.
There is trade in walnuts, walnut-oil, silk, cattle, &c.
The gardens and orchards supply great abundance of fruits, especially almonds and walnuts; and bee-keeping is common throughout the country.
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.
Apricots and walnuts flourish at Warsaw, but in Russia they do not thrive beyond 50°.