The 2020 Persimmon Seed Forecast

By | September 16, 2020

If you split a persimmon seed from a ripe fruit and look at the form inside, it will predict the winter weather, according to folklore. The Farmer’s Almanac website has a few photos of the different shapes.

I split two seeds open, and I discovered a spoon in both. This means that we will have a lot of snow here in western Arkansas.

Fork shape = winter will be mild;
Spoon shape = there will be a lot of snow;
Knife shape = winter will be bitingly cold that “cuts like a knife.”

Persimmon Seed Spoon Shape
Persimmon Seed Spoon Shape
Persimmons And Spider Web
Persimmons And Spider Web

How I Got The Photo: Persimmons And Spider Web

The Persimmons in the second image were at the Sally Jones Causeway (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma). I took the photo from inside my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: September 13, 2020 (06:48:06 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2500
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4
Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.