Floral and Herbal Cooling
Cooling of herbal and floral products requires more attention to capacity and humidity levels and their consistency, whether in the live greenhouse or harvested processing and storage areas. Flowers freshly harvested must be cooled quickly because its source of nutrients and water has been cut off and rapid cooling becomes the key to extended time in the vase.
Vacuum Cooling and especially Tunnel Cooling are preferred approaches for pre-cooling of most varieties.
It is also more important provide heating, drying and humidification /dehumidification in floral growing and storage areas.
Air flow is vital for florals and herbs
It is also very important to provide adequate air flow around and through the plants at humidity levels that avoid fungus. This often requires the use of a higher quantity of properly placed air distribution sources than fewer units that cannot adequately serve plant needs. Air socks attached to the discharge of the KOOLJET systems have also been successully used inside of growing environments.