Dry farming produces lower but sweeter fruit yields

08/28/2013 | National Public Radio

California fruit growers who lack easy access to water for irrigation are experimenting with so-called "dry farming" methods that produce sweeter fruit. The trade-off is a dramatically lower yield -- one apple grower says his dry-farmed orchard produces 12 to 15 tons of apples annually, compared to 40 or 50 tons for an irrigated growing operation.

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