Many raspberry species have only a limited shelf life of 3 to 5 days from picking. As soon as they are in the store, they are kept for the consumer for only 2 to 3 days. We have chosen top quality raspberries with a perfect taste but also a long shelf life of at least 8 days from picking. In order to maintain this optimal shelf life, the raspberries are cooled back to 1 degree Celsius within 20 minutes after picking. This is the reason why we are currently building a specially cooled sorting and storage space including emergency power plant directly on the plantation. After cooling back, the raspberries are sorted by quality, weighted, packaged, labeled and cooled at 1 degree Celsius while transporting to the stores.