Persimmon seed predicts heavy, wet snow for middle Tennessee winter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
While the official winter forecast from the SkyWatch17 hasn’t yet been released, local persimmon seeds are calling for a snowy winter.
Using persimmon seeds to predict the weather is a bit of folklore that’s too fun not to try.
Persimmons seeds are said to predict the type of winter a region will have – and the seed must come from that region.
Split the seed lengthwise and look at the root inside. If it’s shaped like a spoon - get the shovel ready! This means we’re in for a snowy winter. If it’s shaped like a fork- Light snow is possible, but a mild winter. If it’s shaped like a knife- then be ready for a very cold winter.
FOX 17 News This Morning Meteorologist opened a persimmon seed live on Facebook Tuesday morning. It appeared to show a spoon shape – meaning get the shovel ready!
We also opened up several other seeds, which all seemed to show the trend of a “snowy winter.”