Precise irrigation is essential to achieve maximum fresh fruit size when there
are no other limiting factors (i.e. light, photosynthesis, nutrient availability).
Reduced irrigation to a level when water becomes a limiting factor, reduce
yield and affects fruit composition. Changes have been found in dry weight,
oil content, soluble solids, titratable acidity, pH, juice viscosity and vitamin C
of fruits grown under stress. Using precise tension control it is possible to
maximize water saving without yield loss and alternately compensate yield
reduction by enhanced quality to avoid financial loss.