Definition of bitter pit in English:

bitter pit

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[mass noun]
A disease of apples caused by calcium deficiency, characterized by sunken brown spots.
More example sentences
  • 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.

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