Calcium, together with nitrogen, is a nutrient required in large quantities by mangoes and participates in the cellular development of the plant and fruits. It influences the firmness and shelf life of the fruits.
Deficiency – Symptoms of Ca deficiency have not been described. However, it has been reported that Ca decreases the incidence of “soft-nose” (physiological disease).
Thus, it has been verified that the Ca content of the leaves of plants that presented lower incidences of soft-nose were 2 to 3 times higher than those of plants that presented higher incidence.