Persimmon Seed Outlook For Winter 2013

By | October 14, 2013

I picked a persimmon and opened the seed and saw that the kernel was spoon-shaped (or is that knife-shaped?) so it looks like it will be lots of heavy, wet snow or icy winds for us here in Arkansas.

Have you checked for your area?

A Persimmon

A Persimmon Picked Here In Arkansas

 Persimmon Seed

A Persimmon Seed Showing The Kernel

According to folklore, you can predict the weather with a persimmon seed:

If the kernel is spoon-shaped, lots of heavy, wet snow will fall. Spoon = shovel
If it is fork-shaped, you can expect powdery, light snow and a mild winter.
If the kernel is knife-shaped, expect to be “cut” by icy, cutting winds.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Persimmon Seed Outlook For Winter 2013

  1. Jim Denham

    Not sure I’ve ever seen a persimmon tree or seed – hope people find plenty of fork-shaped ones here in MN!

  2. Mia McPherson

    I didn’t know about being able to predict winter by using the seeds of a Persimmon! That is pretty interesting.

  3. Katie

    I’ve heard about persimmons predicting the winter, just couldn’t remember what the fork stood for. Sure hope we have a good snowy winter—it’s been a while here in Arkansas. ; )

  4. ktdolls

    we have opened 15 seeds from 3 different counties here in southern/central Oklahoma. All 15 have been perfectly shaped spoons!!!