Vines And Scant Moisture

Would it be well to sucker vines and take also some bearing canes off,

or in a dry year will they mature properly as in other years if the

ground is in good condition?

Vines usually bear drouth-stress better than bearing fruit trees. On

soils of good depth and retentiveness, they are likely to give good

crops in a dry year with thorough cultivation; still, lightening the

burden of the vines is rational. Suckering and cutting away second-crop

efforts should be done. Whether you need to reduce the first crop can be

told better by the looks of the vines later in the season.

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