Boron deficiency made worse by

  • Sandy soils
  • Alkaline soils
  • Soils low in organic matter
  • High levels of nitrogen
  • High levels of calcium
  • Cold wet weather
  • Periods of drought

Boron is important for

  • Increased fruit number, weight and yield
  • Boron can activate uptake of other nutrients
  • Increases TSS content of fruit