The Persimmon: A Weather Predicting Fruit? [PHOTO]
Not only are persimmon's good for eating (when ripe) but according to the farmer's almanac they can predict winter weather too!
Persimmon's are a small orange fruit about the size of a kiwi. They can be found in your local grocery store during season. Legend has it that if you get a persimmon and cut it open the kernel inside can predict winter weather.
- Spoon-shaped kernels = lots of heavy, wet snow fall (hence the shovel!)
- Fork-shaped kernels= powdery, light snow and a mild winter
- Knife-shaped kernels= ice, icy winds
This was the first I had heard of the persimmon legend but I sure am curious what will be inside my persimmon when I open it up!