Camu-Camu: Nutrient Omission Response and Soil Acidity Correction

  •  Daiana Soares da Silva    
  •  Carlos Alberto Franco Tucci    
  •  Wellington Gomes da Silva    
  •  João Batista Dias Damaceno    


Camu-camu is an Amazonian fruit that has high levels of vitamin C, however, there is a need to expand knowledge to carry out systematic and consistent studies in the various fields of knowledge, and those related to mineral nutrition. The objective of this work was to evaluate the nutritional and growth status of camu-camu by the missing element technique and the use of liming, using as substratum a dystrophic Yellow Latosol of central Amazonian texture. The experimental design was a randomized block design with four replications and 15 treatments: complete, liming omission, individual omission of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Zn, Mn, Cu, B, Cl and Mo. of the witness (natural soil). The characteristics evaluated were: height, neck diameter, leaf, stem, shoot, root and total dry matter, relative growth, shoot and root ratio, and nutrient accumulation of shoot (leaf) dry matter. All data evaluated were statistically significant. Liming and fertilization were necessary for acidic and low natural soils when comparing the complete with the control. Ca and P were the most limiting nutrients, while omission of N reduced the growth of seedlings. Based on total dry matter, the nutritional requirement of camu-camu was in decreasing order: Ca > P > S > Cl > Cu > Mg > Z > K > Mo > Mn > B > N.

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