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

  • Root establishment and elongation as well as early crop growth
  • Increases plant height and vigor
  • Ca helps protect the bulbs against diseases and abiotic stress like chilling or salinity