The role of Calcium in plant nutrition continues to grow steadily in importance.  A large number of Calcium-related disorders in fruits and vegetables are well recognized.  Calcium has also been shown to reduce bitter-pit in apples, corking in pears and apples, internal browning and hollow-heart in potatoes, tip-burn and spotting in lettuce, blackheart of celery, cavity spots on carrots, pops or blanks in peanuts.  Properly supplied, Calcium prevents or controls these disorders.

Honeycrisp apples treated with TECH-GRO MIRA-CAL showed an increase in peel Calcium concentration, leading to a reduction in bitter-pit at harvest AND after 90 days of CA storage.

90 Day Bitter-Pit Controlled Atmosphere Storage Trial

Calcium bitter pit trial results
Applying enough nutrient to make a difference is key in getting foliar programs to work. TECH-GRO Mira-Cal is safened with Polysorbygen TM and outperforms the competition.
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On harvest day, honey crisp growers sort bitter pit culls.

Reduce Bitter Pit Today!

  • NO chlorides, nitrates, sulfates, or phosphates
  • Requires no buffering agents or adjuvants for activation
  • Excellent wetting and adhesion properties
  • Enhanced with POLYSORBYGEN
  • Dissolves completely in the spray tank
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Reduction in bitter pit at harvest and during cold storage can increase revenue 75%.

Call your field-man, your PCA, or Nutrient Technologies representative to find out how to improve your apple, pear, cherry or any tree fruit program with TECH-GRO MIRA-CAL 30% Calcium.