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Persimmon Seed “Spoon” Sighting in North Carolina

Persimmon Seed “Spoon” Sighting in North Carolina

As many visitors to our site already know, the Persimmon Seed is often cited as a means by which we can predict the upcoming winter weather. Melissa Bunker, Farmers’ Almanac’s “Johnsonville, NC Correspondent,” checked in with this photo of what appears to be a collection of knives and spoons (knife-shaped = “cold and icy”, spoon = “get out your snow shovel”).

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  • Sharon Harvey says:

    Here in the Northeastern Part of Arkansas on Crowley,s Ridge all the persimmon seeds I opened from our yard revealed all Spoons. And in Mnt Home Arkansas all seeds revealed spoons also. My cousin checked the seeds there. So My Grandma would say,” Better get your showels out, and stock your shelves full of nonperishables, and get ready to hunker down this winter. Guess we,ll see if this really works.

  • Melissa Bunker says:

    Hey guys. Persimmon lady here! Just a heads up to our persimmon reading friends. Its safer if you just put the seed sideways between your teeth and bite down till the seed splits in two. Make sure you stand the seed on its side. Some seeds have nothing and this only means that the seed was immature. The cotyledons (spelling?) are the predictor. The white spoon, fork or knife are actually the premature persimmon tree itself tucked away in its seed ready to sprout. The three past years I have been posting here and after the winter storm shocker for October for our friends up north was a big wake up call for all the spoons I saw in the seeds this year! Stock up on the firewood!

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