persimmons perdict winter

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  1. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    we have a lot of persimmon trees those of you that have them did you know if you cut the seed long wise it will tell what kind of winter youll have a spoon means a lot of snow a fork means mild and a knife means a lot of ice to chop
     
  2. Beltane

    Beltane Enjoying Four Seasons

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    How neat! I've never heard that before! Do persimmon trees only grow in the warmer climates? I bet its too cold up here for them.... :rolleyes:
     

  3. Pat

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    We don't have any, and I always forget to save the seed when I'm eating them. (and I can't cut one that's fresh... I need to dry them so I can cut them)

    Having said that, what did you see?

    Also, I know there is a saying for the size of acorns too, but can't remember it. Have you noticed the size of the acorns this year? (They are huge around here)

    Pat
     
  4. Phalynx

    Phalynx Well-Known Member

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    WELL!!!! What do they say????????? :D
     
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    BrahmaMama Well-Known Member

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    That's really cool! I've heard of lots of things like that pertaining to fruit trees and the like.

    But the two that seems to be the most accurate up here are: Thin skins on the onions, mild winter. Wasps nests high in the trees or eaves, big snow.

    This year = no snow and lotsa freezing rain! :grit:
     
  6. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    this year was a spoon means shovel snow
    cut the seed when the fruit is ripe but the seed isnt dry