To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water

Outlet: NPR

August 28, 2013

A week without water can easily kill the average person. But a garden that goes unwatered for months may produce sweeter, more flavorful fruits than anything available in most mainstream supermarkets
— even in the scorching heat of a California summer. Commercial growers call it “dry farming,” and throughout the state, this unconventional technique seems to be catching on among small producers
of tomatoes, apples, grapes, melons and potatoes.