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Folklore - Persimmon Seed Winter Forecast

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CrealCritter, Oct 12, 2019 at 4:42 AM.

  1. Oct 12, 2019 at 4:42 AM
    CrealCritter

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    If your from the southern US then you probably already know about what kind of winter to expect by cutting open a persimmon seed length wise.

    Mine is most definitely a spoon which means lots of snow shoveling. A fork - mild winter, a knife - very cold and windy (cut you like a knife).

    Take a persimmon and cut it in half.
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    Dig out the seeds there should be 4 or 5 black seeds.
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    Slice the seeds long ways with a sharp knife best you can in half, look at the white vain.
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    Old famers almanac reference (better job explaining than me) --->

    https://www.almanac.com/content/predicting-weather-using-persimmon-seed
     
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  2. Oct 12, 2019 at 2:38 PM
    frustratedearthmother

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    I had actually never heard that! So, what did you see? Is that a spoon?
     
  3. Oct 12, 2019 at 2:55 PM
    baymule

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    I’ll have to beat the Sheep to them!
     
  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:36 PM
    CrealCritter

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    Yep mine is a spoon
     
  5. Oct 14, 2019 at 7:52 AM
    CrealCritter

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    Anyone else cut open any persimmon seeds? Curious what you found.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    Nope - no persimmon - despite having a tree that bore exactly zero fruit this year.... sigh.
     

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