Orchards located in the Southern Federal District of Russia
, the Rostov Oblast in early spring had experienced an atypical and sharp cold snap, which could be the cause of future crop failure.
As a result of such circumstances, many, if not most, apricot trees are still almost completely barren.
Only the Egorlyksky District of the Rostov Region already announced that 90 percent of its apricot crop has died.
Cherry, plum and other crops could still be productive.
Fruitnews article (Russian): http://www.fruitnews.ru/weather/39182-neblagopriyatnaya-pogoda-i-nizkie-temperatury-vesnoj-udarili-i-po-sadam-rostovskoj-oblasti.html