Recent persimmon seeds have told us what we might be in store for this winter in the Tri-State.

Did you know that you can tell how bad winter will be by looking at a persimmon seed, according to weather folklore? One in particular that I remember was in regards to how bad of winters we will have based on Wolly Worms. If you spot a Wolly Worm that is all black, blonde, or even white, that means a harsh and severe winter is in store. I have yet to see any Wolly Worms this year, however, recently a post has gone viral based on another winter weather folklore, the persimmon seed.

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How To Predict Winter Weather From A Persimmon Seed

For those who don't know, persimmon is a small orange fruit that grows on trees. It's often used for jellies, jam, wine, and more.


Now that we have cleared that up, apparently, you can tell what kind of winter you will experience by cutting one in half. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, here is what you need to do:

  1. Find a locally grown persimmon. (You want a local one so that the outcome will reflect local weather conditions).
  2. Wait to pick the fruit or cut into the fruit until after it gets a bit soft—almost mushy.
  3. Cut open the persimmon and then cut the seed in half.

The shape inside of the seed will tell you everything you need to know about what kind of winter weather you will have.

Spoon-Shaped Seed

A spoon shape found inside of a persimmon seed means that you should get a shovel ready because you are in for a pretty snowy winter.

Fork-Shaped Seed

If you find a fork shape in the persimmon seed, you can expect a mild winter with powdery, light snow.

Knife-Shaped Seed

A knife shape inside of the seed sounds like the worst of them all. It means that you can expect frigid winds that will “cut” like a blade.

Now that we have gone into the specifics, what can we expect for this upcoming winter in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky?

What Does The Persimmon Say About Winter In The Evansville Area 2022?

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Kentucky cut open a couple of persimmon seeds last week to see what Mother Nature has in store for our area this winter. If you're a fan of snow, you'll like what the persimmon seed showed. When they cut open the seeds, they found two spoons. This means that we can expect plenty of snow in 2022.

In the end, only time will really tell what winter in the Evansville area will be like because you know the weather in this area tends to change its mind a lot. However, would you like a snowy winter season or would you rather not have snow?

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