Calcium Deficiency on Orange - Citrus

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Sympton description

Cracking of the fruit.

Made worst 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.

Important for

Leaves are properly formed and remain throughout cycle. Overall tree growth is more vigorous. Yield often increases. Fruit-size more regular and uniform. Better quality fruit. Better skins - less 'Albedo Breakdown' (creasing).

Cause description

Calcium deficiency

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