Important in cell wall formation, cell division and elongation.
Deficiency – Young tomato leaves turn brown, followed by death of buds and leaves. The petiole becomes brittle and the plant wilts in the hottest hours of the day, due to damage to the root system.
Symptoms of chlorosis and deformation of young leaves are often confused with the symptom of the “Yellow Top” virus. The fruits have necrotic brown spots, mainly near the peduncle, and do not fully develop the red color. The fruit walls become asymmetrically depressed and the locules open.