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What Does The Persimmon Lady Say About Winter 2015?

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What Does The Persimmon Lady Say About Winter 2015?

Around this time each year, Melissa Bunker of Star, North Carolina (AKA, “The Persimmon Lady”), sends us her winter prediction based on opening up some persimmon seeds. Traditional lore is that if the seeds are shaped like forks, winter will be mild; if they are shaped like spoons, there will be a lot of snow; and if they are shaped like knives, winter will be bitingly cold.

Here’s what Melissa had to say:

Here is the 2014/15 persimmon readout. Never have seen all spoons before!!! Tell the readers to prep for lots of snow. Even our ground hornets are moving up into our pecan tree.

Thanks, Melissa! We hope to hear from you again next year.

Have you cracked into any persimmon seeds? If so, where are you from and what did you see? Share your photos on our Facebook page!


1 Missy Huffman { 09.17.16 at 7:32 pm }

I live in Buffalo kansas and we have a persimmons tree and just opened one because my daughter was interested in knowing what it was I told her and we opened the one and found a spoon.

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3 Christina Ealey { 11.18.15 at 2:15 pm }

How about Northern Missouri?

4 Brandy Woods { 10.09.15 at 2:37 pm }

Well, We did the Persimmon test on 10/09/2015 here in East Tennessee Unsure what the weather is going to be. We got 4 spoons, 4 knives and 1 fork.

5 LB { 09.13.15 at 2:21 pm }

We cut open around 24 seeds and they were showing spoons in Fayetteville Arkansas.

6 Misty VanPelt { 09.03.15 at 4:09 pm }

Well, it’s September 3, 2015 and here in North Carolina we have spoons. Last year, we had knives in our persimmon tree seeds in the backyard. How about the rest of you where you’re at?

7 Susan Higgins { 09.03.15 at 11:52 am }

H Janet Littlefield, this is last winter’s persimmon forecast; we’ll be getting this winter’s soon! Stay tuned!

8 janet Littlefield { 08.31.15 at 8:52 pm }

What about south west Tennessee this year,I’ve never heard of this

9 jlipford { 06.03.15 at 12:20 am }

so when do we look at the seeds this year? Just wanting to be ready this winter. I use the old tells from my grandparents, but can’t remember when you look in them. Can someone tell me when the best time to look at them please.

10 Ex Boston Guy { 02.09.15 at 6:04 pm }

My sister in southern New Hampshire with 70″ of snow opened several pistachios and saw all snow shovels!

11 Paul { 02.09.15 at 3:56 pm }

We have had the mildest winter we have had in awhile here in Mid Missouri.

12 susan wagner { 02.08.15 at 5:46 pm }

I’m in upstate NY. I already have at least 2 feet of snow on the ground, another 12″ by tuesday. Never knew this of persimmons. Pretty neat prediction tool. I would say its accurate!

13 Carolyn Elkins Wallace { 02.08.15 at 2:24 pm }

Here in North middle Tennessee, I opened 6 Persimmons seeds and they all had a spoon except one and it had a knife, but so far we have not had anything more than a dusting two times. Has been cold though.

14 Violet { 02.08.15 at 2:01 pm }

I love how people overlook the fact that these are North Carolina seeds. So they are going to hardy themselves for the North Carolina climate. Kansas soil could not support a persimmon bush. And Texas is a whole nuther country. Lol geez people…. get some sense

WE can grow persimmons in kansas, just ask the class at Neosho Rapids Elementary school in Neosho Rapids Kansas….get your self a lil common sense here darlin.

15 Mary Whitelaw { 02.08.15 at 1:58 pm }

Is there a prediction for VA ? Live in the Alegahny Highlands and don”t know what a persimmon seed looks like. February 8 2015 and so far a very mild winter.

16 reader { 02.08.15 at 12:23 pm }

I love how people overlook the fact that these are North Carolina seeds. So they are going to hardy themselves for the North Carolina climate. Kansas soil could not support a persimmon bush. And Texas is a whole nuther country. Lol geez people…. get some sense.

17 Brooke { 02.08.15 at 11:39 am }

I find this interesting considering it is now February and we are experiencing 60/70° weather in north Texas. Not sure about the rest of the state’s but it is clear this is all myth. Enjoying this beautiful weather 🙂

18 Damon Troy { 12.29.14 at 10:38 am }

I’m not sure which one is going to be right this winter. The persimmon seeds are calling for a hard winter, but all the weather models for middle Tennessee are saying we are going to have above average temperatures for winter. It’s now a wait and see who’s right game for the winter predictions.

19 Crstina { 12.28.14 at 11:59 am }

September 23,2014 We opened 4 Perimmon seeds and they had all spspoons Southwest Missouri in Washburn, Missouri. Anyone open any seeds in Central Missouri?

20 D { 12.14.14 at 12:56 am }

Majority spoons in Garland County Arkansas. And I caught our squirrels knitting tiny sweaters 🙂

21 m burnett { 12.11.14 at 3:08 am }

Half spoons and half knives from a couple local Fuyu trees in San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Right before a massive rain storm due here tomorrow.

22 Thomas Melendrez { 12.02.14 at 2:40 pm }

McLoud, Oklahoma my children picked the tree clean up until 5 feet high, they cracked every seed with their teeth and it was about 9 or 10 spoons for every knife. About 40 persimmons in all. Time to double my firewood stack.

23 S Miller { 11.24.14 at 11:25 am }

We attend Neosho Rapids Elementary School in Neosho Rapids, Kansas.
Mrs. Miller teaches 2nd through 6th grades. We learned in school that if you cut open a persimmon seed, you might find a knife, a fork, or a spoon inside. We learned that a spoon represented snow, the knife represented ice and a fork represented a mild winter. Our teacher gathered persimmons, which were located 6 miles west of Hartford, Kansas. We opened 17 total seeds. We found 6 knives and 11 spoons.
We found your website and read that we should write to you, let you know how many seeds we opened, where they were located and what were the results. We enjoyed doing this project with our teacher.

Thank You,
Neosho Rapids Elementary Kids

24 Kathleen Phillips { 11.20.14 at 10:17 am }

Well its spoons in Bluff City,Tn.Oct.20,2014 10:20am

25 snowlover { 11.19.14 at 8:39 pm }

I know it’s late; but I found some persimmons! We cracked one open and it was a spoon! My question is, how do you crack the seed open without breaking a finger. I even used pliers, but cracked it so much that I couldn’t tell what it read.

26 terry { 11.17.14 at 9:50 am }

Persimmon trees are very common in n.c.and here in moore county i have gotten seeds from trees all over the county all had spoon or some say shovel but according to myth of it from old timers its gonna be snowy winter

27 Mark Cupit { 11.16.14 at 9:19 pm }

Sorry I meant southwest Mississippi

28 Mark Cupit { 11.16.14 at 9:18 pm }

All spoons in southeast Mississippi near Natchez.

29 Linda Howard { 11.16.14 at 3:58 pm }

In N. E. Texas near Texarkana it’s spoons all the way.

30 Beth Carmel Indiana { 11.16.14 at 11:04 am }

Farm in Spencer had hundreds of worms mostly white on the soy beans. Dragflies in sworms. The walnuts are heavy. I’ve been told all signs of a snowy and frigid inter.

31 Beth Carmel Indiana { 11.16.14 at 11:04 am }

Farm in Spencer had hundreds of worms mostly white on the soy beans. Dragflies in sworms. The walnuts are heavy. I’ve been told all signs of a snowy and frigid winter.

32 Beth Carmel Indiana { 11.16.14 at 11:02 am }

Farm in Spencer had hundreds of worms mostly white on the soy beans. Dragflies in sworms. The walnuts are heavy. I’ve been told all signs of a snowy and frigid winter. I heard 3 plus blizzards this year. We just bought four wheel drives so we are ready

33 Beth Carmel Indiana { 11.16.14 at 11:02 am }

Farm in Spencer had hundreds of worms mostly white on the soy beans. Dragflies in sworms. The walnuts are heavy. I’ve been told all signs of a snowy and frigid winter. I heard 3 plus blizzards this year. We just bought four wheel drives drives so we are ready

34 Beth Carmel Indiana { 11.16.14 at 11:00 am }

Farm in Spencer had hundreds of worms mostly white on the soy beans. Dragflies in sworms. The walnuts are heavy. I’ve been told all signs of a snowy and frigid winter. I heard 3 plus blizzards this year. We just bought 2 4-wheel drives so we are ready

35 elizabeth sue garcia { 11.15.14 at 2:05 pm }

Zwolle,la spoons

36 Jebediah { 11.15.14 at 4:21 am }

Spork here in Wagoner county!

37 Wes Woellhof { 11.14.14 at 11:06 pm }

I said forks it should have been 3 knives and 1 spoon in SE Kansas.

38 Wes Woellhof { 11.14.14 at 11:01 pm }

3 forks and 1 spoon in SE Kansas. Lots of Persimmons this year.

39 C Gallop { 11.14.14 at 9:55 pm }

Spoons in Mississippi!! ❄️⛄️❄️

40 Melissa I. { 11.14.14 at 4:38 pm }

Spoons in Madisonville, TX

41 Ray { 11.14.14 at 9:43 am }

All spoons in Isabella, Oklahoma

42 Country living { 11.14.14 at 7:01 am }

I cut open 7 seeds in edwardsville illinois and they were all spoons!

43 Paula { 11.13.14 at 11:33 pm }

Can anyone please share their findings for the Dallas/Ft Worth, TX area? Thanks!

44 Dusti { 11.13.14 at 1:03 pm }

opened about 20 seeds from creek county, ok 5 had knives the rest were spoons. Opened about 5 seeds from south Tulsa county that were all spoons

45 RAZORBACK FAN { 11.13.14 at 11:45 am }


46 Tabetha { 11.12.14 at 1:29 am }

I have 2 trees. opened several each persimmon had 4-7 seeds, each one was a spoon. Here in Neoga, IL

47 DR Morrow { 11.11.14 at 8:53 pm }

Opened three in Muskogee OK and they were all spoons. Brenda these are seeds from a persimmon that grows on a tree.

48 J Gregg { 11.11.14 at 5:52 pm }

Opened 3. Got 2 spoons and a Snow Plow!

49 Shelly { 11.11.14 at 5:10 pm }

Does anyone know about west Texas? In in Midland. Thanks!

50 Patricia Peterson { 11.11.14 at 2:53 pm }

All spoons from my persimmon trees here in Paoli, Oklahoma

51 marisa { 11.11.14 at 10:11 am }

My grandaddy has cracked 3 open and they were all spoons. We are in the midlands of sc.

52 BOBBIE THOMPSON { 11.11.14 at 8:04 am }

What kind of weather in North East Tx

53 jessie { 11.11.14 at 2:40 am }

I opened about 13 of them and they were all spoons here in North East Alabama (Scottsboro)! Bring on the heavy snow!!

54 Melissa { 11.10.14 at 11:16 pm }

what about IOWA? Way too many comments so I thought I’d just ask. Thank you for any replies

55 Tyna Day { 11.10.14 at 8:12 pm }

All spoons in Cunninham KY!! I opened 4 seeds and all 4 had spoons!!

56 Jessica Stavely { 11.10.14 at 8:03 pm }

here in Erin,Tn my cousin and I cracked open about 10 persimmon seeds and found spoons in everyone of them. I love snow but for sure preparing for just in case.

57 Lisa korenek { 11.10.14 at 7:17 pm }

Here in Prescott Arkansas opened 7 seeds all spoons.⛄❄❄❄❄❄ LET IT SNOW , LET IT SNOW , LET IT SNOW….

58 Lisa { 11.10.14 at 12:11 pm }

All spoons in Muskogee n pawnee ok

59 Diane { 11.10.14 at 8:12 am }

Spoons in Tulsa Oklahoma.

60 Elizabeth James { 11.10.14 at 8:10 am }

I got a double spoon here in ok

61 Amanda H { 11.09.14 at 10:20 pm }

All spoons hear in Northwest Arkansas!

62 J hammett { 11.08.14 at 8:43 pm }

All spoons here in Sharpsburg Georgia.

63 Gigi { 11.08.14 at 8:11 pm }

What about Madison county Huntsville alabama

64 Gigi { 11.08.14 at 8:09 pm }

What about Huntsville alabama don’t see much snow especially Madison county

65 theresa { 11.08.14 at 3:01 pm }

Spoons in Trinity, Al

66 theresa { 11.08.14 at 2:59 pm }

Opened 2 in North Alabama…both had spoons.

67 kipp sheltom { 11.08.14 at 1:35 pm }

I cracked one open and got a snow shovel

68 Harry Daly { 11.08.14 at 11:58 am }

This may sound crazy but has anyone cracked any Persimmon seeds around NW Florida specifically Pensacola or Mobile Al. Area. We did get ice last year that crippled our city for several days. No equipment down here for those conditions.

69 Wendy { 11.08.14 at 7:56 am }

Here in Oklahoma , the indian tribes take persimmons from several counties every year. This year all spoons!

70 Jamie { 11.07.14 at 9:28 pm }

Everyone around here has found spoons. I don’t have a persimmon tree, but my horses sure did get their winter coat early this year! They all had thick coats weeks ago!

71 Destiny { 11.07.14 at 12:47 pm }

My school in Oklahoma has opened up about 300-350 and have found mostly spoons (30 knives and 20 forks) bring on the snow!!!!!

72 Susan Higgins { 11.07.14 at 9:54 am }

Hi L. Bartlett: Last year, the Persimmon Lady saw forks AND spoons ( which proved accurate for the winter for 2014!

73 L Bartlett { 11.06.14 at 10:52 pm }

what I’d like to know is who opened them last year and were they accurate?

74 Sheila { 11.06.14 at 9:52 pm }

we have spoons in ours. cant wait for the snow. I love winter.

75 Ray Prince { 11.06.14 at 8:46 pm }

Williamsport,TN…got mostly spoons 3 knives and 3 forks

76 Super Mom { 11.05.14 at 9:36 am }

Does anyone know how the seed cracks in the Great NorthWet?? (Northwest)
I will have to investigate to see where the persimmons we have in the natural foods store are grown…..thanks for this mystery this morning!!!

77 Shelly { 11.03.14 at 8:55 pm }

In Central Arkansas we have seen some with double spoons.

78 Jamie Morton { 11.03.14 at 7:05 pm }

All spoons here in South Arkansas!!

79 Wilma Holsomback { 11.03.14 at 10:34 am }

In Rome, GA my brother checked 16 seeds and 14 were spoons. You have to crack them open
With pliers. I have been buying up winter clothes for my family. Can’t say that I am looking forward
To a lot of snow. We don’t usually get much here in north GA. Everyone get prepared and maybe it
Won’t be too bad.

80 Tammy Andrews { 11.03.14 at 7:25 am }

If any of you find seeds that have palm trees and sunshine in them , please share your location . My poor old bones can’t handle these spoons .:(

81 64836rtefarm { 11.03.14 at 5:40 am }

Those things are so slippery how do u cut thing

82 Bobbie Mckern Gaines { 11.02.14 at 8:14 pm }

I opened seeds from four different persimmon trees and they all had spoon shapes in the seed. I have done this three different times and they all have had spoon shape in them. When we were growing up on the farm we ate the meat from the seed . We had to wait for the frost to fall on them other wise you sure would have a puckered mouth they were bitter. I live in a town called Hartwell, Ga. So looks like we may be in for a snowy winter. Hope everyone stays warm.

83 kassie { 10.31.14 at 1:23 pm }

Benton, Arkansas-We got ALL spoons, and one lady said she saw a backhoe 😉

84 Ann { 10.31.14 at 10:03 am }

Spoons for sure in SE KY and NW KY. My dad lives in SE KY and I live in NW KY. Both were the same! And squirrels are heavy and lots and lots of fur, fat, firm, and bushy tails too! Lots of acorns too!

85 Allison Hampton { 10.30.14 at 10:50 pm }

So i had to go find one of these trees up the road from me just to see what everyone was talking about, I found one with my husbands help i opened 10 seeds everyone of them have spoons, Im in Chattanooga, Tn (Signal Mountain)

86 Lana { 10.28.14 at 1:51 pm }

All spoons off of two different trees here in Luther, OK!

87 Maria { 10.28.14 at 10:28 am }

Southern Indiana – all spoons. Also 2 solid white woolly worms in addition to solid black ones. Local farmer near us said last time he saw all white woolly worms was back in winter of ’77-78 (which was a very bad winter).

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89 Belinda Clark { 10.27.14 at 12:05 pm }

Spoons in Madison, In ….. lots of snowmen to be built this year…..

90 Tammy Jewell { 10.27.14 at 6:20 am }

Spoon here in crowder,ok

91 Martha Martin { 10.26.14 at 5:34 pm }

Spoons here in Lindsay, OK.

92 J Richardson { 10.26.14 at 12:05 am }

Four spoons and one fork in West Tennessee

93 J Richardson { 10.26.14 at 12:03 am }

Just discovered persimmon trees on our property. Learned about this folklore while researching persimmon recipes. There were five seeds in the persimmon I picked up off the ground. Four spoons and one fork.

94 meme gibson { 10.22.14 at 7:24 pm }

Spoons for Fort Smith Arkansas.

95 Racheal S { 10.21.14 at 9:27 pm }

10/10 Spoons Bonham,Texas

96 Stacey { 10.21.14 at 1:46 pm }

6/6 spoons. in Winnsboro SC

97 Faye Warrior { 10.18.14 at 5:17 pm }

I’m in Checotah,Oklahoma. I got all spoons from 5 seeds.

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99 Terry Griffin { 10.16.14 at 7:55 pm }

4 out of 4 were spoons in central Arkansas.

100 Jennifer { 10.15.14 at 3:46 pm }

All knives in southeast mississippi

101 Joyce { 10.15.14 at 10:09 am }

Pennsylvania anyone? Or do we just KNOW we’re getting snow?

102 Cheryl B. { 10.15.14 at 1:45 am }

What would the seed shape mean for California. Would they predict rain?

103 Cheryl B. { 10.15.14 at 1:44 am }

What about the persimmons in

104 aj Martinez { 10.14.14 at 9:29 pm }

10/10 spoons southern mo

105 Jason { 10.14.14 at 7:49 pm }

All spoons here in Upstate SC

106 L. Stevens { 10.14.14 at 11:54 am }

Opened 6 six seeds in Ardmore, OK and got all spoons.

107 susan polhill { 10.13.14 at 10:32 pm }

All spoons in Crawfordville, Georgia!!

108 Shari Jackson { 10.13.14 at 3:42 pm }

I opened four and they were all spoons. Mineola, TX

109 Diann Rogers { 10.11.14 at 7:14 pm }

Warner Ok all spoons cut about 7

110 Judy Cannon { 10.11.14 at 10:52 am }

Spoons, Turner Falls, Oklahoma

111 Judy Cannon { 10.11.14 at 10:51 am }


112 Cat schnebelen { 10.09.14 at 4:49 pm }

Spoon in Charlottesville, VA

113 vickie thomas { 10.09.14 at 9:46 am }

where do you get the seeds?

114 JP { 10.08.14 at 8:49 am }

all spoons from Lincolnton, NC

115 Susan { 10.07.14 at 10:01 pm }

What about Ottawa,KS.

116 JAKE PELT { 10.07.14 at 8:55 pm }


117 Debbie Sligar { 10.06.14 at 9:19 pm }

I am trying to reset password and it won’t open

118 Robyn Kansas { 10.06.14 at 9:13 pm }

What about SE Kansas????

119 Cindy { 10.06.14 at 8:01 pm }

what about Mid Michigan? do the trees grow here? I see a lot of ppl comment from all over but nothing from Mich.

120 april { 10.06.14 at 7:25 pm }

Woodstock, Virginia
Shenandoah County

Off (2) different trees 8/8 were spoons

121 RRRahders { 10.06.14 at 2:55 pm }

Forks here on the central coast of California.

122 Annie Matthews { 10.06.14 at 12:33 am }

Spoons in Louisville, Mississippi

123 ROBIN LEWIS { 10.05.14 at 5:44 pm }

what about Arkansas this year winter weather?

124 Dara { 10.05.14 at 5:13 pm }

Got four out of four spoons in Cary, NC. Had to cut them open. Teeth did not work. Cut my finger on the 4th so that was all! ;(

125 shelli allen { 10.04.14 at 9:53 am }

Poplar bluff mo I have opened up 12 persimmons and they were all spoons. Oh no look out winter looks like alot of snow!!

126 Marie Cooksey { 10.03.14 at 8:55 pm }

I live in the North East coner of Mississippi, a little place called Jacinto, Miss. My seeds were all spoons! Got all of my goodies reafy to make snow cream so bring on the snow!!!

127 gg { 10.03.14 at 8:52 pm }

I hope all the rude people can’t get out this winter when we have tons of snow from the predictions of the persimmon seeds!!!! They have always been correct and I have been doing this for YEARS……

128 Stephanie Godfrey { 10.03.14 at 1:12 pm }

I have an old small persimmon tree they are purple is this is correct tree?

129 Jenni Polhill { 10.03.14 at 10:19 am }

Lincolnton, NC- I got spoons…sure hope you got Milk!! Lol blessings all…

130 Sherrie { 10.03.14 at 12:56 am }

Husband has opened several here in Paragould Arkansas and all spoons❄️⛄️

131 S Daffer { 10.03.14 at 12:06 am }

2 for 2 spoons in central Oklahoma

132 Dennis { 10.02.14 at 10:40 pm }

North east Texas all spoons

133 Brenda Gant { 10.02.14 at 11:14 am }

Here in North Dakota we watch for wooly worms and grasshoppers. This year we only got into the 90’s a hand full of times and the wooly worms and grasshoppers are sparse! That tells us we will have below normal temps and above normal precipitation. It’s going to be a miserable winter in the northern plains this year with a lot of cold blowing wind with sub zero tempatures.

134 fred { 10.02.14 at 9:52 am }

opened six seeds. all forks

135 fred { 10.02.14 at 9:50 am }

only able to find two trees here in wilmington,nc . all six seeds looked like forks. I love the coast.

136 Michael Toombs { 10.02.14 at 9:40 am }

Spoons in dover tn.

137 Gina { 10.01.14 at 6:38 pm }

All spoons in lower east Tennessee! We have tons of acorns laying on the ground too and haven’t seen one black woolly worm but have seen white ones and orange ones and yellow ones. Don’t mind the snow, just don’t like the cold cutting winds!

138 snowlover { 10.01.14 at 2:18 pm }

Have anyone in central Virginia near Richmond had a chance to open any? I haven’t seen an abundance of acorns around here since 2009. Thus far this year I have seen some large empty shells. I’m not sure when they start to drop; but the squirrels are very busy; and their tails are sometimes wider than their bodies! Can’t wait to find a persimmon tree.

139 Jason Brooks { 10.01.14 at 1:25 pm }

Nw Arkansas 5 of 5 opened all spoons get ur shovels and plows ready

140 Leon Ellis { 10.01.14 at 12:30 pm }

Add on to my earlier,,,,,,Yellow jacket nest are very large, Hornet nest high off the ground, Corn shucks are thick, very few black wooley worms, all predict bad winter.

141 Leon Ellis { 10.01.14 at 12:24 pm }

High Point, Ga. Of all the seeds I have cut only one was a fork.

142 jana mitchell { 10.01.14 at 9:42 am }

Fayetteville TN we have all spoons!

143 Eric McCollum { 10.01.14 at 8:25 am }

Some people believe that if oak trees produce a larger-than-normal acorn crop, that is a sign of a cold winter to come. We have lots of big acorns around Asheville NC

144 Cathy Daugherty { 10.01.14 at 6:26 am }

Spoon in Hawesville, KY

145 Jessica berthelot { 10.01.14 at 3:23 am }

Spoon for central Louisiana

146 Jessica berthelot { 10.01.14 at 3:22 am }

South Louisiana, “spoon”!

147 David Meredith { 10.01.14 at 12:00 am }

Spoons in east Texas, although it has snowed here in the am and I was in a T-shirt by the pm. Only in Texas lol.

148 Michael Watt { 09.30.14 at 11:47 pm }

Spoons in vilonia, Ar

149 Elizabeth { 09.30.14 at 11:34 pm }

Wat about Georgetown Kentucky plz

150 Theresa { 09.30.14 at 9:53 pm }

Wow, I thought I had heard all the tricks…. This one is new to me! Stocking up now on kerosene and water, since many folks near me are reporting spoons. I’m glad we went ahead and bought that 4 wheel drive!

151 Amber { 09.30.14 at 9:35 pm }

I opened about ten of them and got all spoons. I’m in Shawnee oklahoma.

152 Loretta { 09.30.14 at 7:12 pm }

What about persimmons in West Virginia? Please let me know. Thanks!

153 janie kirby { 09.30.14 at 4:09 pm }

yes to the question has anyone ever seen forks i have seen them all knives forks and spoons, but not this year

154 Amanda Adams { 09.30.14 at 2:44 pm }

South Carolina are seeing spoons also! We will see!

155 Bobbie Haag { 09.30.14 at 2:38 pm }

All spoons in Pope County, Arkansas.

156 Martha White { 09.30.14 at 1:12 pm }

Any word from Kansas City?

157 Jennifer S. { 09.30.14 at 12:32 pm }

ALL spoons here in NW Georgia. I have three huge persimmon trees, and every single seed I have opened has been spoons, some even have had double spoons. I really, truly hope that everyone is prepared for a harsh winter. Please make sure you have extra blankets, extra propane for cooking/heating and don’t forget your pets. Please keep yourselves and your families warm and safe!

158 Chris { 09.30.14 at 10:03 am }

I have knives, here in St. Louis, MO.

159 JuJuHooDoo { 09.30.14 at 9:33 am }

In the New Orleans area, we will be checking the okra seed pods to predict the winter ahead. Laissez les bons temps roulez!!!

160 MCB { 09.30.14 at 8:00 am }

Have not tested the persimmons here in NWA but the tarantulas have been on the move South in mid September…I usually see them in late October.

161 Jeanette Bratcher { 09.30.14 at 1:03 am }

Spoons in Bowling Green, Kentucky!!!!

162 Katrina Huckaby { 09.30.14 at 12:10 am }

how aboit california?

163 Sarah { 09.29.14 at 11:34 pm }

I’ve got 3 for 3- spoons here in north eastern Oklahoma.

164 kathy Woolsey { 09.29.14 at 10:13 pm }

Live in NWA (Bella Vista) we opened a few seeds and guess what!!!!!!!! Spoons.

165 Andrea { 09.29.14 at 10:09 pm }

Any results for NE Florida or SE Georgia?

166 Amanda { 09.29.14 at 9:14 pm }

All spoons in Southeast Iowa …………..and a persimmon is a fruit that grows on a tree

167 shelby { 09.29.14 at 8:59 pm }

in Cookeville TN we have 75 spoons

168 marsha { 09.29.14 at 8:20 pm }

squirrels started early on the pecan trees around here we are between little rock and memphis tennessee. wooly worms are white and crawling a lot, and persimmon seeds have spoons. so looks like snow for all of us.

169 marsha { 09.29.14 at 8:18 pm }

All spoons here in the south central of arkansas

170 Adrienne { 09.29.14 at 7:54 pm }

here in morris, il 50 miles south of Chicago we found a few knifes but mostly spoons

171 Angel { 09.29.14 at 6:38 pm }

What about SC

172 Cheryl Y { 09.29.14 at 6:27 pm }

We have spoons in Pike County, AL!

173 Mindy Marin { 09.29.14 at 6:21 pm }

All Coconuts here in Florida!!! LOL Sorry, had to chime in! I WISH we got snow, even a little bit! Stay warm my Northern friends! 🙂

174 Lea Etta { 09.29.14 at 5:44 pm }

Spoons here in Atlanta, Tx. <

175 Lisa { 09.29.14 at 4:55 pm }

Spoons in Newcastle, OK

176 Sue Winstead { 09.29.14 at 2:43 pm }

I live in NC and just checked my persimmons and cut into one of them and I forund a knife shape seed in them.

177 T Cole { 09.29.14 at 2:37 pm }

Spoons in NE Arkansas

178 Amy { 09.29.14 at 1:39 pm }

Oh how I wish we had a persimmon tree in Omaha Nebraska. First house I owned had persimmon tree and never knew about the seed!

179 Shelly Richmond { 09.29.14 at 1:07 pm }

We have many persimmon trees around our house and the neighborhood so found 2 from every tree. When we opened them they where all spoons but we also had 10 out of 20 that had double spoons. Not sure what that means but if everyone is getting spoons then we are in trouble this winter. We are in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

180 Joye Binion { 09.29.14 at 12:47 pm }

after seeing ths yesterday I went on the hunt…my sister in law took me straight to a tree…..i wa
inside……Located in Middle GA our town shuts down with half an inch of snow.

181 Charlotte Thomas { 09.29.14 at 12:44 pm }

Henderson, (east)Texas all spoons!

182 keelye { 09.29.14 at 11:40 am }

Anyone in South Mississippi do this? I’d love to have a white winter!

183 Monica { 09.29.14 at 11:12 am }

Several opened … All were spoons. West Memphis,AR. Across the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee.

184 Monica { 09.29.14 at 11:10 am }

several opened and all were spoons. West Memphis,AR. Across the river from Memphis Tennessee.

185 wanda Tilford { 09.29.14 at 8:45 am }

wanda tilford all spoons in 2010—-2014 light snow and little ice in tulsa oklahoma

186 wanda Tilford { 09.29.14 at 8:41 am }

wanda tulsa oklahoma all spoons from 2010—-2014 not bad weather some snow and little ice

187 MaryKay Woos { 09.29.14 at 8:25 am }

This is so cool! I’ve never heard of this. So happy a friend shared it on FB. I love reading all the post from all over the country. I think it’s a great reminder that there is a whole being world beyond our neighborhood, town or even state. I hope people are prepared. I don’t won’t friends and loves ones stranded on major HWYs again this year. That was crazy scary. I’m in Cumming GA just north of ATL.

188 DebinNC { 09.29.14 at 7:33 am }

Yes I have seen forks many times in the past on our wild persimmon tree so they do exist. The winters were very mild back then here in eastern NC.

189 carla gibson { 09.29.14 at 12:33 am }

All spoons here in Coalgate okla.

190 Ann Beadel { 09.28.14 at 11:40 pm }

are these the small, wild persimmons?

191 vickie matias { 09.28.14 at 11:36 pm }

im from NC originally but live in Fort Stewart Ga now whats it looking like for us

192 Pamela Neal { 09.28.14 at 11:35 pm }

What kind of winter here in Salisbury N.C.

193 Heather Clark { 09.28.14 at 10:48 pm }

Cut open six seeds this morning and all had spoons.

194 Tim Posey { 09.28.14 at 10:22 pm }

We have all spoons in Okolona, MS. Thanks.

195 sandy ferrin { 09.28.14 at 10:03 pm }

What about Washington state?

196 sandy { 09.28.14 at 10:02 pm }

What about the West Coast????

197 Mary { 09.28.14 at 9:34 pm }

I cut persimmon seeds last Sunday and they were all spoons. Big, well developed spoons. I have never seen a fork in a persimmon seed though. The easiest way to break open a persimmon seed is to use pliers (not flat but width wise.) They break right open! I am from Illinois and live about 40 miles southeast of St. Louis, MO.

198 Dawn Robertson { 09.28.14 at 9:26 pm }

Anyone from virginia check?. I dont have any trees here.

199 cin { 09.28.14 at 8:42 pm }

All spoons in north west arkansaa opened 9

200 Pat Nall { 09.28.14 at 8:35 pm }

Last evening my husband cut open 5 seeds from ripened persimmons and they were ALL spoons !!!!!!! So to all the unbelivers out there, get ready for lots of wet snow. Getting our wood supply going……. we live in Ava, Mo. I am 70 years old and have checked the seeds all my life, growing up on a farm….

201 Sara { 09.28.14 at 8:20 pm }

Haven’t opened a persimmon, but since someone in Clarksville, TX opened one & saw a spoon, I’m assuming those of us in Paris, TX are looking at a rough winter also!!

202 S. Bailey { 09.28.14 at 8:07 pm }

We don’t have persimmons in my area. So…does that mean NO SNOW for us? YAYYYY!!!

203 Nina Wills { 09.28.14 at 7:48 pm }

I live in Hot Springs NC. I didn’t know about this. glad I find this . does anyone know about here. I love to see it snow

204 Cathy Townes { 09.28.14 at 7:47 pm }

I opened three persimmons today and all three were spoons here in Clarksville Texas.

205 Susan Blythe { 09.28.14 at 7:39 pm }

All spoons in Athens, Alabama

206 we opened 9 in estill springs tn..and all spoons { 09.28.14 at 7:04 pm }

All spoons estill springs tn

207 John Yost { 09.28.14 at 6:54 pm }

I saw my first wooly bear caterpillar yesterday. White from one end to the other.

208 sherry roberts { 09.28.14 at 6:54 pm }

Spoons in Eubank ky.

209 John Yost { 09.28.14 at 6:52 pm }

Slightly off topic BUT, I saw my first wooly bear caterpillar yesterday was completely white. I believe that also means lots of snow.

210 Teaco Pleasants { 09.28.14 at 6:03 pm }

May I ask if anyone has EVER seen a fork ?

211 Aimee Pearson { 09.28.14 at 5:21 pm }

All spoons here in greenwood,S.C.

212 Shannon Moore { 09.28.14 at 4:25 pm }

5/5 spoons in Central Alabama

213 Shannon Christy { 09.28.14 at 3:30 pm }

Indianapolis, Indiana, we opened 15 persimmon seeds and ALL spoons. The easiest way to open seeds is cutting along the small ridge on edge of seed with knife. I’m stocking up for a VERY cold and SNOWY winter.

214 michelle case { 09.28.14 at 2:57 pm }

All spoons here in Skiatook OK:))

215 Annette { 09.28.14 at 2:10 pm }

We always made persimmon nut bread, I’ve never seen them in stores but I’m going to look again this week.

216 barbara { 09.28.14 at 2:05 pm }

What about north fl have not seen any of those trees here

217 J.Horton { 09.28.14 at 2:01 pm }

Central Arkansas all spoons

218 Connie King { 09.28.14 at 1:58 pm }

All spoons from 6 seeds in White, GA and all spoons from 4 seeds in Dalton, GA.

219 susan { 09.28.14 at 1:52 pm }

We just cracked open a persimmon seed and it show’s a spoon. We are in hattiesburg Ms. Looks like it will be another cold winter.

220 Mark { 09.28.14 at 1:27 pm }

Jefferson Georgia was all spoons

221 Candace Johnson { 09.28.14 at 12:57 pm }

OOPS!!! That should say “back yard” and NOT “background”. LOL

222 Candace Johnson { 09.28.14 at 12:55 pm }

Brenda L. Branton, persimmons grow on trees. I have two in my background in Graham, NC. My grandmother used to make delicious persimmon puddings with the persimmons. The deer love them.

223 amanda Thille { 09.28.14 at 12:48 pm }

How do you split seeds? I am in Louisiana and it looks impossible!

224 S Boren { 09.28.14 at 11:56 am }

How to you open the seeds?

225 Jessica { 09.28.14 at 11:53 am }

All spoons in Cullman Alabama

226 Tammie Goude { 09.28.14 at 11:49 am }

I live in SC not far from the coast, I would live for my kids to be able to do this. Wonder where I can find a persimmon tree?

227 Josh AndJennie Bishop { 09.28.14 at 11:35 am }

Just west of St. Louis, MO (Warren County) we have all spoons!

228 megan { 09.28.14 at 11:11 am }

This is a yearly tradition of my mother-in-law’s and mine to cut open persimmons. Hiked out to the persimmon tree and cut open several. Sad to say that we ended up with 8 spoons and 4 knives. 🙁 looks like a rough winter for Southern Illinois!

229 Elizabeth E { 09.28.14 at 11:04 am }

My brother in law cut into some and they were spoons as well. We live in a town in North West Georgia, almost on the Alabama line. I’ve also heard that if a fully live tree drops a lot of leaves before time for fall it will be a cold winter. We have a large oak tree that has been dropping bags full of leaves all summer. No matter how much we get them up there are plenty more when we are done. All signs point to a cold winter. Also, this is the first winter following an El Niño weather pattern. If you don’t believe “old tales” check the weather patterns. Last time we had a really bad snow here in ga was in 1993. It too followed an El Niño year. So have many other harsh winters.

230 Vernona Kenney { 09.28.14 at 10:42 am }

Have opened over 15 seeds some were in August and the rest last week.11spoons and 4 knives. Thousands of small acorns and squirrels building nest in crouched of trees instead up high.wooly worms mostly all black and real fuzzy. Also don’t know if this means anything but have seen turtle s digging under my rose bushes.

231 Robin { 09.28.14 at 10:29 am }

I live in central Illinois. Never heard of these seeds. Maybe they are not in the midwest. Anyone know the prediction for Central Illinois

232 Annette { 09.28.14 at 10:17 am }

It is getting harder to find persimmon trees in Northern Ky. I planted one a few years ago but it doesn’t produce. Anyone from N KY try this?

233 Sarah Breeden { 09.28.14 at 10:03 am }

I live in Virginia and have opened 9 seeds….all were spoons.

234 Larra { 09.28.14 at 10:00 am }

My good friend has opened 7 seeds and has double spoons in all of them. That is in Fair Grove, Missouri.

235 nicole { 09.28.14 at 9:31 am }

Here in berea I got all spoons

236 Debbi Jackson { 09.28.14 at 8:55 am }

Can anyone tell about Central Kentucky, (Berea)

237 Polly Adams { 09.28.14 at 4:04 am }

I’ve never heard of this before. But now I’m anxious to try it out if I can find a persimmon tree/bush. I live in northern WV. Didn’t see any posts from anyone from here so don’t know if we have any. But we do have a lot of acorns this year and most of the wooly worms I’ve seen have been pure black!! Yuck!! I had enough snow last year to do me for a while lol. Oh well we will get what we get. I’ll try to post back if I find a seed!! Thanks for the new info!!!

238 Good Persimmon Season | Cape Girardeau History and Photos { 09.28.14 at 2:36 am }

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239 Virginia Skinner { 09.28.14 at 1:29 am }

all of our seeds have been spoons . Central Oklahoma area.

240 Dee Fogle { 09.28.14 at 1:14 am }

I have been told this my whole life and my Family always checked the seeds here inOklahoma.

241 j williams { 09.28.14 at 12:00 am }

Stopped on the side of the road the other day to check out the persimmon trees, cut open 3 and all had spoons…looks like snow for us in northwest arkansas!!!

242 Jody Compton { 09.27.14 at 11:56 pm }

What about Mississippi? The summer has been warm not hot just warm. And the few days beautiful weather. Please no snow and a mild winter.

243 Margaret O Kyttle { 09.27.14 at 10:53 pm }

My Cherokee Grandma always said if there were a lot of acorns & pine cones it was going to be a cold winter. She also said that when the Dog Fennel”s bloomed we had six more weeks til the first frost. She was always right too.

244 patricia stone { 09.27.14 at 10:17 pm }

4 out of 4 spoons in Austinville Virginia

245 Linda Holt { 09.27.14 at 9:34 pm }

Knives here in Jasper, TN.

246 Cmt { 09.27.14 at 9:29 pm }

All solid black wolly worms in southern Illinois!!

247 Cmt { 09.27.14 at 9:28 pm }

all black wooly worms in southern Illinois!!

248 David Green { 09.27.14 at 9:17 pm }

Never heard about this before but find it very interesting. Can’t wait to actually see if this bit of folk lore pans out. Being in North central Texas we got crushed last winter by ice storms that brought us to a halt.up along the red river we were sure hell done froze over..

249 Melissa { 09.27.14 at 9:15 pm }

My dad taught us all as kids how to pick / read persimmons. We have used this method for many many years. We also watch the wolly worms for what color they are and how furry they are. SNOW !!!!
* 6 out of 6 spoons 2 weeks ago * 5 out of 5 spoons yesterday
* wolly worms yellow yellow/black meaning mild turning long winter

I really hate to say it but we are in for a very bad snowy winter this year here in Missouri. Better stock up on canned goods emergency supplies propane kerosine shovels boots gloves etc…

250 Becky { 09.27.14 at 9:02 pm }

spoons in Macon Ga.

251 Rita { 09.27.14 at 8:17 pm }

Spoons in Lucas Kentucky

252 Steven { 09.27.14 at 7:58 pm }

Mitchell Indiana (the persimmon capital) trees are giving spoons….and i have a hunch snow will start showing as early as Halloween…..

253 Traci Cooper { 09.27.14 at 7:54 pm }

South of Nashville out of 5 all were spoons.

254 { 09.27.14 at 6:59 pm }

Mcalester Oklahoma. ..Big Spoon

255 Virginia Sheffield { 09.27.14 at 6:58 pm }

Spoon in East Texss

256 Stacy { 09.27.14 at 6:33 pm }

All spoons in Crystal Springs, Mississippi too.

257 The Persimmon Lady { 09.27.14 at 6:22 pm }

I put the seed standing up between my teeth and bite down till it pops open.

258 Paula { 09.27.14 at 6:00 pm }

I live in Western, NC. Me and 2 of my friends all opened up seed from 3 different trees. All spoons. Looks like it’s gonna be a bad one this year. That and our oak trees have produced more acorns this year than I have ever seen, just the sheer size of the acorns are amazing!

259 Rachael h { 09.27.14 at 6:00 pm }

All spoons in Overland Park, Kansas! ❄️⛄️

260 libby from Pelzer South carolina { 09.27.14 at 5:42 pm }


261 Alice { 09.27.14 at 5:11 pm }

I am in SW VA. We go by wooly worms. So I have to wait another few weeks. The acorns acorns this year are insane. Personally, I am predicting a very harsh winter.

262 Wes Thomas { 09.27.14 at 5:00 pm }

I have seen several light tan wooly worms, and two with dark ends….guess that means warm with snow.

263 l gilley { 09.27.14 at 4:27 pm }

What about Ft Worth Texas area???

No access to persimmon tree near me…

Would appreciate as I have 14 head of horses to feed and take care of…Takes lots of preperation…to store hay and feed…fix water so no freezing….help on weather is appreciated!!!!

264 donna { 09.27.14 at 4:15 pm }

in oklahoma it was knives and spoons. they came from four different trees.

265 Gene { 09.27.14 at 3:47 pm }

Are the persimmons supposed to be estrigent or nonestigent (sp)

266 joanie { 09.27.14 at 3:46 pm }

Southern Indiana all spoons.

267 Deb { 09.27.14 at 3:29 pm }

All spoons here in French VILLAGE, MO.!

268 V. McSpadden { 09.27.14 at 3:26 pm }

Bradford AR – All spoons

269 jonnie { 09.27.14 at 2:35 pm }

I have never heard this before but look at how many things will predict winter !! A lot of acorns, or berries is nature’s way to provide for the animals during cold, snowy winters. I live in south , central Virginia and the oak trees had little or no acorns !! We had a cold and snowy winter . The deer came three times a day to eat bird seed from feeders because there were no food for them . This year the oak trees are loaded !! Has anyone cut the seed in Virginia yet ??

270 H Hawthorne { 09.27.14 at 2:21 pm }

Perryville, Missouri – All spoons

271 Glenda { 09.27.14 at 2:17 pm }

I am in Summerville Georgia and i cut three and all spoons

272 Mel { 09.27.14 at 2:15 pm }

Central IL 7 spoons, one knife! And I believe it! Squirrels working overtime… Not leaving a single nut under the walnut trees.

273 Loren Robinson { 09.27.14 at 1:58 pm }

I don’t see spoons …. I see Sporks !!! Bahahahaha

274 Kim Smith { 09.27.14 at 1:48 pm }

I’m from Soddy Daisy, TN up on Mowbray Mountain. We have a mature persimmon tree out front. I just read about this’s few days ago & decided to cut one open. The first one was a spoon, the next was a knife. It’s been a mild summer so I figured we could get away with a mild winter, too.

275 Nancy { 09.27.14 at 1:19 pm }

What is the proper way to cut a persimmon?

276 mylinda { 09.27.14 at 12:43 pm }

All spoons here in North East Oklahoma. Started checking them early and the spoons had already developed.

277 Deidra { 09.27.14 at 12:35 pm }

I was just wanting to know what the seeds in WA state look like.

278 Alicia Lowery { 09.27.14 at 12:09 pm }

All spoons in El Dorado, AR(south central AR)

279 Cindy { 09.27.14 at 12:01 pm }

I live in the drought stricken. N. cali. We have had major fires i only pray we in fact have a snowy blustery winter we so need it….

280 Saturday Coffee Musings | The Musings Of A Marvelously Imperfect Woman Named Martha { 09.27.14 at 11:53 am }

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281 michelle butler { 09.27.14 at 11:30 am }

I have always heard that if a spoon really bad winter. Well I guess I shall have family staying with me this winter. Sad thing is I only have a two bedroom apartment. Oh well winter is what it is.

282 JT { 09.27.14 at 11:11 am }

My dad used to judge how much wood to cut or buy according to the persimmon prediction.

283 Bonnie Barowy { 09.27.14 at 11:09 am }

My Oak tree has dropped so many acorns already, that is what I go by for a hard winter!

284 robin { 09.27.14 at 11:06 am }

I haven’t heard of those seeds before, but I can guarantee we will have snow here in northern Minnesota.

285 Lois Eaves { 09.27.14 at 11:06 am }

Raleigh N.C., love persimmons, have no fruit tree, but love snow, bring it on.

286 janella miller { 09.27.14 at 11:00 am }

I love this time of year. Love the smell of persimons cooking. My kids love cracking open the seeds. Thank you persimon lady for posting your posts.

287 Lea Ann Hernandez { 09.27.14 at 10:58 am }

How do you cut them open? I have tried but never been able to cut one open.

288 Cynthia Stephens Packer { 09.27.14 at 10:49 am }

I can’t get the seeds to crack open. Do they have to dry out, or what do I need to do Melissa Bunker?

289 kristie bratcher { 09.27.14 at 10:33 am }

how about Greenville, S.C.?

290 rita addison { 09.27.14 at 10:26 am }

What about Dallas Ga,i don,t know anyone who has a persimmon tree,would love to know ,hope we get snow.

291 Maxine Kelly { 09.27.14 at 10:22 am }

What about Buffal Ny? I know that’s silly but we travel lots in winter. And too bad people don’t believe in folklore. I know when trees turn their leaves up it rains , grandparents are right on in lots of their predictions

292 The Persimmon Lady { 09.27.14 at 10:12 am }

Oh and Spork people: mild winter with few flurries/ dry snow

293 Rosalie Tucker { 09.27.14 at 10:11 am }

I don’t know that these trees grow in Colorado, but we have lots and lots of snow. I remember a few years ago we had 11 feet of snow. So people accept what God sends your way.

294 The Persimmon Lady { 09.27.14 at 10:09 am }

Wow! Such alot of responses! Sorry guys the persimmon read is for my area. However this post is to encourage you to do the same for your own home areas amd feel traditions alive. I remember doing this with my grandfather as a child. So to those who cant just say something nice or not say nothing at all I pitty you. Its truly sad you cant even find a little happiness in your life to just be happy or at least smile from old lore and traditions. Its ok though you can be mad while you are shoveling snow! Some people wait till first frost (up north) down here in the south we have to wait till first fruit drop as our frosts come late and deer eat the fruits all up. To all my supporters thank you and I will see you all again next year!


The Persimmon Lady – MB

295 Cecelia Fadeley { 09.27.14 at 10:08 am }

I got 8 persimmon and one knife the other ones spoons. Madisonville Tn.

296 Ray Courtney { 09.27.14 at 9:51 am }

North West TN. spoons & knives

297 Barbara { 09.27.14 at 9:45 am }

spoons in Aiken. SC

298 michelle { 09.27.14 at 9:33 am }

What if it looks like a spork?

299 gwen adkin { 09.27.14 at 9:27 am }

What about Indiana? Fort Wayne area.

300 Crystal { 09.27.14 at 9:24 am }

All spoons in Martinsviile, Indiana just north of Bloomington.

301 Sandy Washburn { 09.27.14 at 9:17 am }

How about Alabama, I dont have any trees near where I live (that I know of)


302 larry tyree { 09.27.14 at 9:10 am }

Nancy Donovan, I have been enjoying wild persimmons for a few days already. Just wait till they fall on the ground, wipe them off and enjoy. Just the ones that fall naturally, a strong wind blows off some not ripe enough.

303 cynthia crook { 09.27.14 at 8:59 am }

Spoons in Reynolds, Ga.

304 Cindy { 09.27.14 at 8:55 am }

Can’t wai t to see how the weather turns out! Illinois usually gets quit a bit of snow, but love all the folklore! Steve Q……ignorant means….unknowing!

305 Pamela Hatch { 09.27.14 at 8:44 am }

from Licking Mo, three different trees from three different areas all had spoons. Bring on the snow.

306 terry mccllintock { 09.27.14 at 8:37 am }

I am 57 years old and I crack open a persimmon every year for as long as I can remember and have never found anything but spoons even on winters we do get snow. I live in Arkansas.

307 Jeannie { 09.27.14 at 8:06 am }

Anyone know how bad Michigan will be? I mean we usually have bad winters anyhow but i shovel snow for a living and would like a heads up how bad it will be this year as last year was pretty brutal on my back. Please shoot me an email if any one knows, as i dont even know how i found this site to get back here. Thanks.

308 Kristin Austin { 09.27.14 at 7:57 am }

All spoons in Trumann, Arkansas. Northeast Arkansas.

309 Peggy Webber { 09.27.14 at 7:52 am }

One knife and the rest have been spoons in Mt. Vernon IN

310 Cody { 09.27.14 at 7:28 am }

We have all spoons in Tecumseh Oklahoma

311 nicole { 09.27.14 at 5:32 am }

How’s it look for south west Ohio?

312 Teresa { 09.27.14 at 1:27 am }

I’m not sure we can grow here in the Pacific Northwest. In oregon. Does anyone know?… Please let me know if you know how I can find out. TY

313 lacy { 09.27.14 at 1:15 am }

I have never heard this before but I think that’s it’s so cool. Nature can tell you better then a weather man anyway.

314 Kim Hice { 09.27.14 at 1:06 am }

We have all spoons here in Magazine Arkansas.

315 Mary Neer { 09.27.14 at 12:48 am }

We have spoons now too in Bond County Illinois. But the rule is only to check the fruit after the first frost. I will pull more after that and see if the pattern still follows. 🙂

316 Mary Neer { 09.27.14 at 12:42 am }

We have all spoons too. Here north of Greenville IL. But my grand mother told me years ago before she passed that the persimmons must be pulled AFTER the first frost. That changes the fruit the most.

317 Trista { 09.27.14 at 12:34 am }

I got all spoons in double springs al a friend of ours that only lives a few miles away got all spoons but one knife.

318 Lana Steere { 09.27.14 at 12:26 am }

all spoons here at my house in Missouri bootheel

319 Connie Riley { 09.27.14 at 12:23 am }

Spoons in the Missouri bootheel

320 Elaine Robinson { 09.27.14 at 12:17 am }

What about Aberdeen maryland?

321 Elaine Robinson { 09.27.14 at 12:17 am }

What does it say for Maryland? I’m in Aberdeen

322 Rude people need to be gone { 09.27.14 at 12:07 am }

So sick of the rude comments. If you don’t like it don’t read it. Move on to what ever. The farmers almanac says it’s gunna be a snowy winter to. So all the haters I will be laughing when u are stuck in ten feet of snow freezing ur stupid butts off!!!

323 bdavis { 09.27.14 at 12:01 am }

All spoons in Miami, FL.

324 Kasey { 09.26.14 at 11:42 pm }

Spoons in cumberland gap, tn.

325 Dustin icenhow { 09.26.14 at 11:31 pm }

Texarkana arkansas, is all spoons

326 Cal McInville { 09.26.14 at 11:21 pm }

all mine says “RUN”

327 Pat Bunjes { 09.26.14 at 11:11 pm }

Anyone have an idea of how to translate this into what we along the Wasatch Front Mountains in Utah have to look forward to? We sure could use a heapin’ helpin’ of snow for a change.

328 Gary Ronan { 09.26.14 at 11:10 pm }

No persimmon tree’s in Minnesota but then again we don’t need any superstition to tell us 5 month’s of cold,snow, wind and more snow will be on the way!

329 Katherine Reeves { 09.26.14 at 11:09 pm }

What about Ca. valley?

330 Stephanie P { 09.26.14 at 10:59 pm }

West TENNESSEE, all spoons!!

331 Marie Lynch { 09.26.14 at 10:58 pm }

My sister cracked some open in Irvine Ky. All spoons…..get ya snow boots ready!!

332 Carmen { 09.26.14 at 10:57 pm }

AR.,Perryville – all have been spoons here as well.

333 Alicia { 09.26.14 at 10:57 pm }

what about Austin Texas ?

334 Carmen Box { 09.26.14 at 10:52 pm }

Arkansas, Perryville – All have been spoons here.

335 Teresa M { 09.26.14 at 10:51 pm }

Spoons in North Alabama as well.

336 Eugene Jackson { 09.26.14 at 10:35 pm }

All spoons in Northeast Texas

337 R Banning { 09.26.14 at 10:26 pm }

All spoons in north central Oklahoma

338 Sheena Coffey { 09.26.14 at 10:20 pm }

Love this my family has done stuff like this for years and it’s always right.

339 Nancy Donovan { 09.26.14 at 10:17 pm }

!the lady isn’t a plant, but is really a woman from North Carolina , the seed is in. the middle of the fruit. the fruit isn’t good to eat until after the first frost and then it’s harvested , we like. the folklore because its fun and believe it or not usually holds true.

340 Linda { 09.26.14 at 10:05 pm }

Spoons over and over in springfield mo area. ppl dnt have to be mean. I’m happy

341 Angela Titus { 09.26.14 at 9:53 pm }

I’m from Oklahoma and all that have been posted here have been spoons!

342 brittani starr { 09.26.14 at 9:48 pm }

Also forgot to post from Walker County, Alabama

343 brittani starr { 09.26.14 at 9:46 pm }

Ate one from our two tress and it had three seeds. All spoons inside. Better cut wood lol

344 Tamla { 09.26.14 at 9:45 pm }

Brenda, the lady who wrote the article is known as the persimmon lady. She is referring to persimmons which are fruit that grow on trees….

345 M Alexnder { 09.26.14 at 9:44 pm }

These lores have been used for hundreds if not more years. So the neg. posters your missing history passed on. And the stuff actually better than the weather man. Has he told you anything about winter yet?

346 T Morris { 09.26.14 at 9:43 pm }

Over 20 seeds opened and all are spoons here in east central IL (about 90 minutes west of Indianapolis, we’re right off of I-70)!!

The kids are beyond excited, Dad not so much, lol

347 david meade { 09.26.14 at 9:33 pm }

Here in Northeast Tennessee we have all spoons.

348 Debbie Hyde { 09.26.14 at 9:31 pm }

Spoons in London Ky

349 Becky { 09.26.14 at 9:06 pm }

We have done this for 10 years & every year…Its almost exactly right!! This year in Amsterdam MO we too have all Spoons! I even pick them off different trees some even from the Kansas side. All spoons, so those of you that don’t believe…Don’t buy snow shovels or stock up on food. We shall see who is ready, & who isn’t. 🙂

350 Lisa { 09.26.14 at 9:05 pm }

spoons in Kansas!!

351 steve quen { 09.26.14 at 9:01 pm }

I think its stupid!!!!!!!!!!! No its beyond stupid!!!!! Right out ignorant!!!!!!!

352 mary { 09.26.14 at 8:54 pm }

Huntsville. Al … botanical garden had spoons and knives

353 Leslie Kincaid { 09.26.14 at 8:51 pm }

Spoons in Etowah,TN

354 Katie Blakely { 09.26.14 at 8:39 pm }

We had spoons and an occasional knife here in central Alabama

355 Katie Blakely { 09.26.14 at 8:37 pm }

My sister in law did this a few weeks ago, we live in central Alabama, we had a lot of spoons and an occasional knife.

356 dentioner { 09.26.14 at 8:36 pm }

wow, reading these comments are hilarious! not many country people on here I guess? please ask for assistance and find a persimmon “tree.” take one of the persimmons (small orange/brown) open it up or squish it to find the seed in the middle. take the seed and cut it open, be careful not to cut yourself because it’s hard. then look to see if you have a spoon, fork or knife shape in the middle. use a tree in your area because persimmons bought could be from a different region. good luck!

357 Donna Reed { 09.26.14 at 8:36 pm }

Has anyone in Oklahoma cut into a persimmon tree this year?

358 K Bryan { 09.26.14 at 8:03 pm }

Spoons in Paris, Il (east central part of state)

359 Vickie Miller { 09.26.14 at 8:00 pm }

Spoons and knives here in south central Oklahoma.

360 edward tomczak { 09.26.14 at 7:56 pm }

Spoons in hardin ky

361 Rebecca { 09.26.14 at 7:47 pm }

Spoons here in Central Louisiana!

362 Cathy { 09.26.14 at 7:44 pm }

My grand parents believe in this and it was always right

363 Lynn { 09.26.14 at 7:22 pm }

all spoons here in Oklahoma

364 casey { 09.26.14 at 7:03 pm }

The real question is, where will the snow fall?? Central Alabama here.. no persimmon trees around me.. bummer!

365 The One { 09.26.14 at 7:00 pm }

You should have just looked at the entrails of a goat to see that this is full of crap… Bat$hit crazy people should not be listened to for advice. Just saying folks.

366 Travis { 09.26.14 at 6:59 pm }

Spoons in edgefield south Carolina too.

367 Jill { 09.26.14 at 6:56 pm }

I dont think I have ever seen anyone ask a question on a article or forum and the people reading it just answer the question, instead of asking more questions. Doing a little finger work in google can can bring great rewards.

368 hmmmm { 09.26.14 at 6:54 pm }

what does it mean when it shows a spork

369 Callie Barry { 09.26.14 at 6:52 pm }

Here in West Plains Missouri it shows spoons in 6 different seeds

370 Callie Barry { 09.26.14 at 6:45 pm }

Here in West Plains Missouri it shows spoons 6 different times

371 George { 09.26.14 at 6:34 pm }

Of course we would have one climate change denier because it snows. Ignorance.

372 M { 09.26.14 at 6:28 pm }

I hope Melissa keeps doing what she’s doing despite the fact that some of the comments are redundant. Great job!!

373 Jennifer { 09.26.14 at 6:03 pm }

what about global warming? Did someone forget to tell Mother Nature?

374 Michele Burchett { 09.26.14 at 5:49 pm }

I’m excited!!!! Snow

375 Mila { 09.26.14 at 5:41 pm }

Oh great. But where, is that just for North Carolina and around there? What about north of there?

376 M Wheeler { 09.26.14 at 5:41 pm }

How do you crack the seed?

377 Hoosierxheart { 09.26.14 at 5:39 pm }

Never mind. I see it now. Obviously you need to come down to Southern Indiana where we hold the “Persimmon Festival” every September! You’ll get your fill here. And everything is spoons.

378 LeAnn { 09.26.14 at 5:37 pm }

A Persimmon tree is what shes talking about

379 Hoosierxheart { 09.26.14 at 5:37 pm }

Who and where is the Persimmon Lady from?

380 Rebecca Hall { 09.26.14 at 5:36 pm }

I’d rather have wet snow then bitter cold winds. So far everything I’m reading states the same thing.. Lots of snow.

381 Mimi { 09.26.14 at 5:28 pm }

fork means powdery light snow and a mild winter…..spoon means lots of heavy wet snow……knife means icy cutting winds

382 V Christensen { 09.26.14 at 5:27 pm }


383 Allison Smith { 09.26.14 at 5:26 pm }

Do wild persimmons count?

384 V Christensen { 09.26.14 at 5:26 pm }

Google it

385 V Christensen { 09.26.14 at 5:25 pm }

Never have seen that tree here in New Mexico.

386 Mimi { 09.26.14 at 5:25 pm }

The persimmon is a kind of fruit……the Persimmon Lady is Melissa Bunker of Star, North Carolina. That is mentioned in the first sentence. Google it. Small, golden and kind of heart shaped.

387 Karen Moore { 09.26.14 at 5:24 pm }

Persimmon is a tree. My dad and I always looked into the seeds to see what the winter was going to be like.

388 Ann Shields { 09.26.14 at 5:22 pm }

PLZ send your answer to… I lost my password to my other one. Thanks

389 Liz Blackwell { 09.26.14 at 5:21 pm }

So what does the spoon mean?

390 Denise { 09.26.14 at 5:20 pm }

“Persimmon lady” is another name for Melissa Bunker. She is talking about persimmons.

391 Ann Shields { 09.26.14 at 5:20 pm }

Where Do u get the persimmon seed

392 C Brown { 09.26.14 at 5:19 pm }

Spoons here in Newnan Ga,

393 Brenda L. Branton { 09.26.14 at 5:10 pm }

What kind of plant is the persimmon lady? I have never heard of it before. Is there a picture of it – other than the seed.?

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