In order to obtain high pome fruit yields it is important to achieve the right balance of fruit number on the tree. Trees with a heavy load will have more disorder problems, because the high numbers of fruits compete for the available calcium. Equally, those with a low fruit load could suffer from calcium dilution problems because fruit size is large. Thus, a correct balance between crop load and fruit size is important. All crop nutrients must be available to the crop at the required rate and balance.
Identify and diagnose if your apple trees are suffering from nutrient deficiencies and learn how to control or correct the deficiency. Choose a nutrient below to learn more about the symptoms of its deficiency in apples and its effect on growth and development.
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