The cause of this disorder is calcium deficiency. Under certain circumstances, disturbance also occurs on soils with sufficient lime.
The ‘dry’ top of the pepper is virtually caused by a relative lack of Ca, which means that an absolute lack of Ca ions is not necessarily the cause of the symptoms (although the ‘Ca’ content in the ‘berry’ diseases is always lower) may deteriorate even when absorbed. This barrier may be a combination of high salinity (high EC), high K content, poor and uneven water supply, or very high air and soil temperature (above 22 ° C), or a combination of several factors. For this reason, over-multiplication should be avoided and ‘over-feeding’ should be avoided, especially the intake of excess potassium.
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR A RELATIVE LACK OF CALCIUM?
Ca leaf fertilizers be the fastest solution to the problem, because use in the nutrient medium always increases the salt content, so that a nutritional solution is not necessarily recommended? However, we should be aware that leaf fertilizers can only protect the later crop and not “treat” existing symptoms.
When tents appear in the tents (look for a small berry), divide the irrigation several times a day and gently (not too much) the shade, followed by the lime fertilizer.
It should also be remembered that ‘top rot’ is also largely a breeding problem, with some varieties more sensitive and others more resistant.
Let the garden ripen the berries until they are ready for consumption, and then turn it into a bark. Nothing less than “rotten” peppers, an excellent letcha base, need be discarded and never wet like bacterial rot.