Persimmon seeds have long been regarded as telltale indicators of what the winter weather will be like in the area that they’re found. The widely-accepted correlation is that knife-shaped seeds mean “cold and icy”, while spoon-shaped indicate you need to prepare for the white flaky stuff (and we’re not talking about dandruff).
Last September, Johnsonville, North Carolina resident Melissa Bunker reported her findings when she cut open a persimmon to discover an abundance of spoons.
This year, Melissa’s been kind enough to e-mail us again with her most recent persimmon seed discovery. For those keeping score at home, this photo contains 8 spoons and 1 knife.
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