This is how my friend Abbey stores a large quantity of freshly picked apricots over the short term. She uses recycled egg cartons to prevent the fruit from touching, which she says decreases their chances for rot. Brilliant, don’t you think? And a great way to recycle egg cartons, too!
She had this recycled egg carton and fruit box system set up in her basement where it is dark and cool, which also contributes to a longer storage time.
I think this contraption would work with other soft fruit that is prone to bruising and rot, especially peaches and plums.