There are certainly stranger ways to predict how winter will turn out, but for many cracking open a persimmon seed will reveal what is ahead.
“According to old-timers, persimmon seeds can be used to predict the severity of winter weather,” said The Farmers’ Almanac, “by opening the seed, a “knife“, “fork“, or “spoon” could be seen ultimately predicting winter weather ahead.”
If the kernel is spoon-shaped, expect plenty of snow to shovel. If it is fork-shaped, plan on a mild winter with powdery, light snow. If the kernel is knife-shaped, expect frigid winds that will “cut” like a blade.
So, what does the persimmon predict for Texas? Expect plenty of snow!
Texas Kids Adventures cracked open a seed on Sept. 24 to reveal a spoon.
As if 2020 hasn’t thrown enough curveballs at us, we can now add a windy, snowy cold winter to the mix.
Of course, in recent years Fannin County hasn’t had much snow despite persimmons predicting such. But, if you believe the seeds, this does not bode well for people who hate snow!
Photo: Texas Kids Adventures