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.
The fruit begins to ripen every October and is delicious. They fall from tree as they ripen especially on a windy day. Our horses love them too, as well as the deer and racoons. The ground underneath the tree is trampled every morning as we can tell it was a busy night when they are ripe in the fall.
|Two "spoons" and one "knife" in this persimmon|
|99% of our persimmons have had spoons.|
|Delilah foraging for Persimmons that have dropped to the ground.|
Looks like we better get out the snow shovels...I will let ya'll know if I find a fork!