Crop load determines fruit yield and size and a too high fruit number can result in small fruit. The use of careful thinning and growth regulators can reduce the number of fruit to an optimum amount per tree.
Potassium is the key driver of fruit size and alongside nitrogen is required in large quantities throughout fruit development and growth. However, too much nitrogen at a late growth stage can restrict fruit size; therefore a balanced nutrient application is crucial. Phosphorus can restrict fruit growth too.
Iron and zinc supply also positively influence fruit size, increasing crop yields.
Crop Nutrition and Citrus Fruit Size
Recommended Yara Fertilizers for Citrus
YaraLiva Calcinit is a fully water soluble nitrogen and calcium fertilizer. It is a free flowing, fine granular or prilled material which dissolves quickly in water without any residues.
YaraLiva Calcinit is suited to application through all fertigation systems - drip systems, low volume sprinklers, centre pivots and spray units.
YaraLiva Calcinit is free of chlorine and sodium.
Elaborated by our specialists, Yara's nutrition programmes for citrus can help you to achieve excellent crop performance.