I have always wanted to try this and see if it works. You've heard the old folklore or wives tale of using a persimmon seed to predict winter weather. I've been trying to line up a persimmon for a couple of months now, because of course for this thing to work it can't be one from the store it has to be grown locally.

Here is the run down of what we are going to do. According to the Farmer's Almanac:

Cut open a persimmon seed. Look at the shape of the kernel inside the seed.

  • If the kernel is spoon-shaped, lots of heavy, wet snow will fall. Spoon = shovel!
  • If it is fork-shaped, you can expect powdery, light snow and a mild winter.
  • If the kernel is knife-shaped, expect to be “cut” by icy, cutting winds.

Unfortunately, these persimmons were seedless, yep that's what I said SEEDLESS! Check out the video below. Just my luck.

Do you know how long it took me to find these persimmons? Ugh. I did some research and persimmon trees can be seedless if they don't pollinate with another persimmon tree.

The search continues for a persimmon and hopefully one with seeds. Do you know where I can find a local persimmon? Let me know or bring it by the station and we'll try this thing again.