Calcium nitrate contains both calcium and nitrogen, which are nutrients plants require to survive. Calcium is vital for some plants to be able to produce seeds, and it also helps a plant to produce a better quality of fruit with a longer shelf life. Calcium is also an important element in the formation of plant cell walls, and the proper availability of calcium in a plant will help to ensure cell walls are strong, protecting the plant from disease and stressors.
Nitrogen is understood by most farmers to be an essential nutrient which plants need generous quantities of. Nitrogen is a vital component in the production of amino acids and chlorophyll, and a good supply of nitrogen will generally result in a lush and green plant, which is visibly thriving. Calcium nitrate can be used to fertilize any plants, but there are some situations when it is particularly useful