Watering Grapes - Knowledgebase Question

Orland, CA
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Question by MandM2
June 29, 2000
How often do you water grapes during the summer months in Central Northern California (hot and dry), and how deep?

Answer from NGA
June 29, 2000
Grape plants are reasonably drought tolerant, but they do need a deep soaking about once a week during the hottest weather. Try to apply water slowly so it has a chance to soak in. If you use a sprinkler, place a tuna or cat food can on the soil surface near the grapes. Then time to see how long the sprinkler takes to fill the can up with one-inch of water. That's how long you'll need to keep the sprinkler running to provide enough water to your grapes.

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