Persimmon Seed Outlook For Winter 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.

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  1. Jim Denham October 14, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    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 October 14, 2013 at 6:37 am #

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

  3. Katie October 15, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    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. Steve Creek October 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    I agree with you Katie! Let it snow!

  5. todd November 7, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    All spoons here in southern illinois

  6. ktdolls November 27, 2013 at 12:47 am #

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

  7. Steve Creek November 27, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Thanks for sharing!