Betty Sirles>ISM Walk & Talk Interviews>Sirles, Section 1
- Wayne Sirles explains the production of peaches after they're brought in from the fields. The peaches are brought in on wagons in huge crates. Fork lifts are used to move things around. The bins are plastic or wood and can be stacked. The field heat causes the peaches to continue to ripen so they put them through a tunnel machine and pump cold water and removes the field heat. This is called hydrocooling and takes about twenty minutes. The bins are specially made for the fruit industry. Before refrigeration they used huge pieces of ice to cool the water and the hydrocooler they use was installed in the 1950s. They have a good turnover getting the peaches out the same or next day.
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