Blossom thinning and managing bitter pit, storage life and fruit quality in organically grown apples
Alrashedi, Mubarak Mohammed
Prof. Zora Singh
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Department of Environment and Agriculture
Blossom thinning and application of calcium influence storage life and apple fruit quality. Spray application of lime sulphur (4-5%) with olive oil (3%) and 0.05% synertrol oil as a surfactant at 75% bloom was most effective in reducing crop load with minimum leaf scorching and improved fruit quality in organically grown apple. Four spray applications of Biomin® calcium (3kg/ha) were highly effective in reducing bitter pit, scald and maintaining organic apple fruit quality.
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