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

  • Stronger plants
  • Healthier plants
  • Gives plants more resistance to cold weather
  • Firmer berries
  • Increases storage potential and shelf life