In Russia is expected to reduce the harvest of fruits and berries in 2020

Spring frost in the southern regions may have an impact on the harvest of berries and fruits, but prices will not necessarily rise.

Manufacturers and retailers will take into account the purchasing power of the population, respondents believe RIA “news” participants of the industry.

According to Rosstat, the gross harvest of fruits and berries in the Russian farms of all categories in 2019 increased by 4.9 percent to 3.5 million tons. More than 25 percent of the crop was harvested in the southern Federal district.

Agronomists are sounding the alarm: in the Kuban farmers could lose up to 80 percent of the harvest of fruits and berries.

Night frost and sudden temperature extremes from late March to mid-April in the Krasnodar and Stavropol Krai, Adygea Republic coincided with the flowering period of fruits and berries. “Due to weather conditions the total losses of annual crop can amount to about 20%, if large farms will have problems at harvest, it is possible that up to 40%”, — said the Director of the Union of producers of berries Irina Goat.

will Probably suffer and the harvest of apples from the cold spring in the southern regions. According to the President of the Association of producers of fruits, berries and planting material of Igor Muhanin “defeat may not be 60-80% and 40-50%,” but for sure will be known until mid-June. Some trees flowered, but “Apple has a feature like a spare kidney.”

But in the Crimea marked a good start to the season is ripe, the first crop of cherries. Not hurt even freezing. In order to withstand the vagaries of the weather, it was decided to plant the hardy and young seedlings.