View Full Version : Got a spoon in my persimmon

11-04-2012, 20:03
Not sure how far this old country legend stretches, but out here in the NC country, we say that a persimmon can predict the weather for the winter. If you cut a persimmon seed in half, and not the easy way, you have to cut it lengthwise and it is the shape of a pumpkin seed, so good luck.... but inside the seed, you will find one of three shapes. Either a spoon, a fork, or a knife. If you find a fork, it means you will be harvesting all winter, thus a mild winter. Finding a knife means you will have to cut your way through the ice. A spoon inside means you will be digging yourself out of the snow all winter. We got a spoon this year, so get ready for the snow!

11-04-2012, 20:14
That goes along with what we've been hearing ..... get ready!!

Just Jack
11-04-2012, 20:27
The persimmon trees in this part of the state are just covered in fruit--and we haven't even had
a frost yet. I've always heard that lots of fruit, nuts, etc, is Mother Nature's way of preparing
for a cold winter.