Calcium deficiency on orange 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

  • 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)