Peppers Research

Prevent Blossom End Rot (BER) in Tomatoes, Peppers and Other Vegetables

Provide sufficient water and maximize calcium uptake to reduce blossom end rot in tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables Blossom end rot (BER) causes unsightly and irreparable damage to millions of vegetables each year, resulting in costly post-harvest losses. At first glance, it is easy to conclude that this disorder is some type of fungi or bacteria, but the real culprit is lack of calcium. Calcium is a building nutrient for vegetables and other plants; it links pectins and other structural compounds together for cell wall formation. Root damage, improper irrigation practices, extreme temperature variations, and highly acidic or alkaline...