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Irrigated Or Non-irrigated Apples

Categories: Soils, Fertilizers and Irrigation

Where soil and climatic conditions are favorable to the raising of

apples, what effect has irrigation an them?

The commercial product of California apples is chiefly made upon deep

soils in districts of ample rainfall so that the fruit can be perfected

and the trees maintained in thrift by thorough cultivation and without

irrigation. In the foothill and mountain regions, however, apple trees

are irrigated and first-class fruit produced by the process. There is no

particular virtue in the absence of irrigation nor in the presence of

it. All that the tree requires is that the moisture supply should be

adequate and timely. There are undoubtedly many apple orchards grown

without irrigation where a little water during the latter part of the

summer would be a great advantage for the perfection of winter