It was only last week that cranberry farmers in the Northern Territory had to be told that a new crop would be harvested on the same day.
But when they went to plant the first crop in a fortnight, the temperature plummeted.
The ABC understands the drought is a result of the weather, which is expected to worsen this week.
“There are no trees in the ground,” said one farmer in the area.
“There’s just so much snow and ice.
It’s been a real challenge.”
The NT’s Environment Minister, Mike Rimmer, says there are no immediate plans to stop the harvest, but the Government has been monitoring the situation closely.
“The NT Government is monitoring this very closely to make sure that we get the harvest we need and that we do everything we can to ensure the people in the region get the best available harvest,” he said.