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  • Doornink crowned 2015 Cherry King

Doornink crowned 2015 Cherry King

  • January 20th, 2015

Tree fruit grower Jim Doornink was crowned the 71st Cherry King during the Cherry Institute meeting held in Yakima, Washington, on January 16. The Wapato, Washington, orchardist was recognized for his passion in growing tree fruit and three decades of industry service.

Doornink grew up helping on the family orchard as a child and ran his first harvest crew at [...]

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