This Fruit is Predicting Missouri Gets Hammered with Lots of Snow
If you want to know what the weather is going to do to Missouri this winter, you need to check your fruit based on long-standing folklore. If a certain fruit is correct, Missouri is in for a very snowy winter ahead. Dang fruit.
Do you or have you ever eaten a persimmon? It's an edible fruit that looks like a small tomato to me, but that's obviously not accurate. The reason I mention persimmons is because of an old folk tale belief that the shape of a seed inside a persimmon will tell you what the upcoming winter will be like. I saw one of my colleagues in Oklahoma that explored this topic recently.
Farmer's Almanac relies on a lady who's been using her persimmons to "peer into the future" for years. The lore says that if you cut open a persimmon in Missouri, you can tell if winter is gonna be mild or awful. If the persimmon seed is shaped like a spoon, get your shovel out. If it looks like a fork, you're probably OK.
What does the persimmon predict for winter 2023/2024 for Missouri?
The Missouri persimmons apparently have seeds shaped like a spoon, so thanks a lot fruit growers. Would you be interested in shoveling some driveways this winter? Asking for a friend.
You can see all this fruity persimmon winter talk for yourself from The Farmer's Almanac. This is one reason why I rarely eat fruit.
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