By CBSLA Staff

FRESNO (CBSLA) — Grape harvesters in Central California have been contending with scorching heat this season.

Harvesters have been attempting to avoid the high temperatures by picking grapes at night.

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Harvesting machines have been making their way through vineyards to shake off pinot grigio grapes.

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Farmers are relieved that smoke from wildfires didn’t cause any concerns for their crops after a summer of record heat.

“Specifically what we saw with grapes is that there was a delay in maturing simply because plants are a lot like humans,” Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen said Wednesday. “They slow down when it gets over that 102 mark, we saw a lot of days that were well above that.”

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In Fresno County, about half of the grape crop goes into making raisins. The other half is split between wine grapes and table grapes.