Calcium deficiency made worse by

  • Acidic soils
  • Sandy or light soils (leaching)
  • Acid peat soils
  • Soils rich in sodium
  • Soils rich in aluminium
  • Drought conditions
  • Fruit high in nitrogen or potassium
  • Large fruit

Calcium is important for

  • Strong cell wall formation and thus for plant and fruit integrity
  • Fruit development, fruit quality
  • Prevention of Blossom End Rot, a physiological disorder, and promotion of plant health