- Calcium moves
in the plant's transpiration stream and is deposited mainly in
the older leaves.
are found in the youngest leaves and growing points, which
have low rates of transpiration.
leaves appear scorched and distorted and may cup downwards
because the leaf margins have failed to expand fully.
- Mature and
older leaves are generally unaffected.
- With a severe
deficiency, flowers can abort, and the growing point may die.
- Fruits from
calcium-deficient plants are smaller and tasteless, and may
fail to develop normally at the blossom end.