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Persimon weather prediction
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Rita    Posted 11-06-2001 at 06:59:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A girl in my office came in today with a persimon and said that she was going to look inside the seeds of a persimon to see what king of weater we were going to have this winter. Sure enough there was a small white spoon inside. Has anyone ever heard of this?


Brittany    Posted 10-28-2007 at 17:12:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes I ate a persimon today in fact. I am from texas and i have been told by my great granfather what each one means anad i agree with most of theses but all of those will be changed over the years of people telling the story so no one is really right.

Phil    Posted 11-30-2005 at 15:29:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Are you people are crazier than a pet coon? What seed? There is not seed? Is this a plastic spoon? I note you are all from Red states which I think accounts for your delusions!

PCC-AL    Posted 11-06-2001 at 10:34:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Rita,
I agree with Mike that the seed have nothing to do with the weather, but it is interesting.
I have also noticed that some trees here in AL at my home have produced fruit last year and this year, but not for several past years. One very old pear tree, one crab-apple and one locust(I think). The locust is unusual if that is what it actually is. It has long bean-like pods that turn black and are edible when ripe. Not really good, but edible.

djcpearl    Posted 09-16-2003 at 17:39:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just tonight, I too, opened up a persimon seed. Inside I found a spoon. Many people do not believe in this old folk-lore, but I think it's kinda interesting. Time will tell, whether the spoon brings on a wet and cold winter. According to the wooley worm here in Missouri, we are to have a rather mild one. Thank Goodness!

Elida    Posted 12-05-2002 at 20:14:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My father lives in Crockett Texas and he has a persimon tree in his back yard. He recently pulled off several fruit and found all of them to have the spoon in the seed but could not find any with fork or knife. He was told that the spoon meant it was going to be wet & cold winter.
He is going to ask around to see if someone knows what the fork and knife represent. I will keep you posted.

kimberly beam    Posted 08-12-2002 at 13:38:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i would like to know what the different signs inside the persimon means fork,knife,spoon.
thank you

Hogman    Posted 11-07-2001 at 19:20:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like locust ta Me ,do it have big ugly thorns? Do it send up sprouts loaded with thorns?

We used ta open tha pods and lick er scrape out tha "honey". As kids it was'nt bad but I have no desire to pertake at this point in life.

I have lots of em and My only hope is to someday kill tha last one of tha bloomin pests.......

Do make a hot fire in tha ole heatin stove tho...

Charlotte    Posted 11-08-2006 at 06:30:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Spoon: Harsh winter with wet snow
Fork: Mild winter with light powdery dustings
of snow
Knife: Very cold winter with harsh cutting winds

This is info handed down from my dad and his family before him...and as luck will have it, it's ALWAYS made an accurate prediction in our neck of the woods in Middle TN. Looks like heavy, wet snow this year!

PCC-AL    Posted 11-08-2001 at 07:40:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Hogman,
Yep, it do have thorns, but there is another similar bush/tree that really has big-uns. My pop called it a Blackthorn tree. He said the native Indians in this area used the thorns for sewing needles. These trees are really bad on livestock and caused some injury to our cows. I have seen some lose an eye to this stuff.

cassie    Posted 11-18-2006 at 18:29:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
here in texas we found a spoon also so thanks for explaining what each one meant

Princess    Posted 10-20-2002 at 16:51:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
does anyone know what the fork, spoon and or knife mean when the PERSIMON seed is split?
Just picked some off the trail today on the Katy Trail in Missouri.

Amanda    Posted 09-10-2003 at 21:52:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the answer you have been looking for!!
Yes, there are forks, knifes, and spoons in
persimons. The spoon stands for a snow
shovel which means that you will have snow;
the fork resembles something to crack the ice
also with a little snow; and the knife means
that you have to cut the ice.
It is an old wise tale that my grandfather told
me when I was little. I am very proud to share
it with you.

Mike Taylor    Posted 11-06-2001 at 08:07:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As a kid we used to have a game opening persimmon seeds to look for a knife, fork, or spoon. The white part inside the seed takes on interesting shapes - but has absolutely nothing to do with weather. In the game, we had to find all three before we could eat any. By the way, I wouldn't recommend eating any until after a good hard frost.

charlene    Posted 11-12-2005 at 12:16:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i was told that when you open a persimmon seed if ther was a fork it ment ice the fork was to chop the ice and a spoon ment snow the spoon to shovel the snow one year there was a spoon and fork and missouri got ice and snow any comments?

vera    Posted 10-23-2003 at 13:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
My papaw used to say the spoon meant we would be shoveling snow, The fork meant we would be raking leaves, And the knife meant we would have to cut thru the ice. In Oklahoma it is pretty near to being right ....most of the time ....give or take a few days!

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