Salt, flax, cotton and currants are also mentioned among the produce.
Tile chief textile plants are hemp, flax and cotton.
Flax is almost of as much importance as wheat, and the potato is more cultivated than in any other part of Russia.
Among the other agricultural products are barley, hemp, flax and various vegetables, including good asparagus.
Tobacco, in the Werra district, hops and flax are also raised.