Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
On This Site
or Click Here
Billy Joe Fudge: Factors affecting Pawpaw leaves, fruit color
Comments re photo 63432 Lovely Pawpaw Trees on Larry Clark place
By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry
Pawpaw trees fall into the category of a non-timber type tree of which my knowledge is severely limited. However, I've never allowed lack of knowledge to prevent me stating my educated or in many cases, uneducated opinion concerning subject matter from the formation of star systems in deep space to the subject at hand, "differing fruit coloration of the North American Banana."
Prior to presenting my prognostication, I would like to apologize for allowing myself to apricate in the absence of the terrific, top of the line, terrene Research Department of The Great Wooded South University. However, due to the heavy load of Himalayan hydra seemingly suffocating the timely scheduling of any additional anomalies, I'm having to set sail in a sort of singularity in an effort to effect an explanation concerning this enigma.
Paw paws are an understory, shade loving species. Understory trees when grown out in the open, in full sunlight will often develop bark deviations which look quite different to their same specie counterparts growing in the shade.
Additionally, trees grown in the shade will sometimes have larger leaves in order to collect as much filtered sunlight as possible.
Therefore I can only conclude that the fruit, in this case the Paw paw fruit itself, might very well have altered coloration due to the increased light conditions. Other variables which could contribute to this condition might be commercial fertilizers in the nearby fields and soil compaction issues.
This story was posted on 2015-11-27 20:00:14
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge:
Kentucky Color: Yellow Rose
Billy Joe Fudge: Common sense approach for roadkill cleanup
Kentucky Color: Wow! Yellow Tab tree in Naples, FL
Field Day at Homeplace on Green River
Kentucky Color: The competition for sunlight, ground up
Kentucky Color: Iris Bud and Flags
Great Wooded South University takes on great issue of the day
Billy Fudge: On the name - March Lilies vs Daffodils
Kentucky Color: My Favorite Color - Yellow
Kentucky Color - Colorful Gateway to Harvey's Ridge History
View even more articles in topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.