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A disease of apples caused by calcium deficiency, characterized by sunken brown spots.
- ‘Apples, for example, may be prone to a range of conditions that result from calcium deficiency, e.g. bitter pit.’
- ‘The earlier onset of xylem dysfunction in the cultivar more susceptible to bitter pit suggests that the relative growth dynamics of the fruit may control the occurrence of calcium-related disorders.’
- ‘A plentiful supply of calcium in soil is important to prevent bitter pit, a physiological disorder of apples.’
- ‘This condition is called bitter pit, and the damage is caused by a shortage of calcium in the fruit.’
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