Posting this on a whim…
I would love to find out about an ancestor of mine, and if maybe he was involved any specific varieties. Charles Sumner Sanderson was a Walnut farmer in either Whittier or Rincon area from the late 1800s up to maybe the 1940s+. He was a prominent member of the California Walnut Growers Association from its inception in 1912 to ??
I have no clue where his property was. Nor what varieties he grew. But any information would be amazing to find. I would be absolutely fascinated if I knew he had any involvement with new Varieties discoveries or whatever. Or if his walnut groves might by some insane luck still be standing.
Edit: I actually found one online: “Golden Nugget.—The variety originated from heavy-bearing Santa Barbara trees grown on the Charles Sanderson ranch at Whittier. J. A. Cover introduced the variety to central California, propagating and testing it on his ranches at Modesto. The variety is not extensively planted.” … I wonder if anyone has one of these?