OREANDA-NEWS  The May frosts damaged 50-70% of apples in the central zone of Russia, but you can count on a harvest from Tula and Krasnodar, Igor Mukhanin, president of the Association of Producers of Fruits, Berries and Planting Material, told RIA Novosti.

"The whole central zone will be without apples… 50% or even 70% of apples in Russia have been lost... Voronezh, Rostov, Tambov, Lipetsk without apples, there was a very strong frost during flowering. Maybe there will be a little bit in Tula, there may still be something left in the northern zones.... Let's hope that Krasnodar will not let us down," Mukhanin commented.

"In Poland, the same frosts are up to -10 degrees. Poland has also lost its harvest," the expert added.
Earlier in May, Dmitry Patrushev, who was acting Minister of Agriculture at that time, said that Russia in 2024, even despite difficult weather conditions and frosts, would be able to get the harvests necessary to ensure food security.