By afternoon on most days everything is wilting - plants, animals and people!
We are often asked, "How can you stand this heat?"
One answer we give is ... the cold storage.
Fruit that ripens and is harvested in this extreme summer heat is very warm. Once in the basket it actually becomes warmer and begins to break down quite rapidly. Getting the heat out of the fruit as soon as possible is crucial for keeping it's quality. (About the only thing we do not refrigerate is our tomatoes. Tomatoes should never be stored below 10 C, and our cold storage is kept just above freezing. )