Fruit Tree Guide for Stardew Valley

Fruit Tree Guide for Stardew Valley ...

Most Stardew Valley players believe that growing fruit trees isn't a top priority. Saplings are expensive and must be matured for a long time before they can produce fruit, thus they require huge investments in both time and money. However, it's not that difficult to pay off those investments.

Fruits harvested from trees are not only valuable, but can also be used to make highly profitable artisan goods. Players in Stardew Valley will also have a steady supply of gifts to give to residents; nobody will decline a fresh apple or peach.

Fruit Tree Basics

Stardew Valley has a total of eight fruit tree types. Fruit trees will produce fruit every day, regardless of the season, once they have fully grown. This makes them one of the best items to plant in those locations because it significantly increases the profit a player can make from a single tree.

Unlike some fruit trees, each type of tree has a specific harvest season when planted outdoors on the player's farm. As long as they are fully grown, they will produce one fruit per day during this season.

  • Spring Trees: Apricot, Cherry
  • Summer Trees: Mango, Banana, Peach, Orange
  • Fall Trees: Apple, Pomegranate

How To Get Fruit Tree Saplings

Pierre can sell most fruit tree saplings (except for Mango and Banana) whenever his shop is open. His prices are:

  • Apricot: 2,000g
  • Cherry: 3,400g
  • Orange: 4,000g
  • Peach: 6,000g
  • Apple: 4,000g
  • Pomegranate: 6,000g

On occasion, the Traveling Cart may sell fruit tree saplings. Her prices may be lower; however, the player may have to look for a sapling in the selection for himself. Sometimes players can get a deal here; other times, they're better off purchasing from Pierre.

  • Apricot: 1,500g - 2,500g
  • Cherry: 2,550g - 4,250g
  • Orange: 3,000g - 5,000g
  • Peach: 4,500g - 7,500g
  • Apple: 3,000g - 5,000g
  • Pomegranate: 4,500g - 7,500g

Mangos and Bananas are native to Ginger Island, and saplings for these fruit trees cannot be purchased on the mainland. Each has a 14% chance to be found inside a Golden Coconut, but there are also a few other methods to discover them.

Players may purchase saplings here after unlocking the Island Trader, although the Trader does not deal in typical currency. His prices are:

  • 75 Mussels for a Mango Sapling
  • 5 Dragon Teeth for a Banana Sapling

Professor Snail will also give the player saplings for assisting him in completing certain fossil collections:

  • To get a Banana Sapling, complete the Large Animal collection.
  • For a Mango Sapling, complete the Snake collection.

Growing Fruit Trees

Be sure to plant spring fruit trees no later than Winter 1; Summer fruit trees no later than Spring 1; and Fall fruit trees no later than Summer 1. They will last for the whole season maturing, ensuring fruit producing.

Make sure that rocks, weeds, logs, and even forageable items like truffles dug up by pigs remain hidden near your fruit tree while it matures. This means that your fruit tree will take one day longer to mature and produce fruit.

Fruit trees do not need to be watered every day, unlike regular crops. To ensure that they prosper, make sure to keep the area surrounding the tree clear each day.

Harvesting Fruit

When a fully matured fruit tree is in season, it will produce one fruit per day. The player may harvest up to three fruits at a time, so they may harvest three on the third day. Thus, it is recommended that players harvest from their fruit trees at least every third day in order for their tree to produce the greatest amount of fruit.

Any fruit left on the tree will be lost when the season comes to an end, and it is recommended that the player harvest all remaining fruit on the last day of every season.

The fruit that a tree obtains as it ages increases in quality and thus in value. This quality increase occurs on the anniversary of the tree's first fruit harvest. For the first year, it will produce normal-quality fruit, and will increase in quality as below:

  • After 1 year: Silver quality
  • After 2 years: Gold quality
  • After 3 years and beyond: Iridium quality

When lightning strikes a fruit tree on an occasion, it will produce coal instead of fruit for the following four days. If the tree is back to normal, it will continue producing fruit once it is in season. Any coal left on the tree that has not been harvested will disappear once the tree has recovered.

Fruit & Artisan Product Values

All fruit tree fruits are reasonably priced on their own, but they may also be placed in a Preserves Jar to make jelly, or in a Keg to make wine. Below, players can find tables illustrating the values of each fruit as well as the artisan products created from them. (If applicable, the Tiller and Artisan professions are listed first.)

Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 50g (55g) 62g (68g) 75g (82g) 100g (110g)
Wine 150g (210g) 187g (261g) 225g (315g) 300g (420g)
Jelly 150g (210g) -- -- --
Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 80g (88g) 100g (110g) 120g (132g) 160g (176g)
Wine 240g (336g) 300g (420g) 360g (504g) 480g (672g)
Jelly 210g (294g) -- -- --
Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 100g (110g) 125g (137g) 150g (165g) 200g (220g)
Wine 300g (420g) 375g (525g) 450g (630g) 600g (840g)
Jelly 250g (350g) -- -- --
Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 140g (154g) 175g (192g) 210g (231g) 280g (308g)
Wine 420g (588g) 525g (738g) 630g (882g) 840g (1,176g)
Jelly 330g (462g) -- -- --
Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 100g (110g) 125g (137g) 150g (165g) 200g (220g)
Wine 300g (420g) 375g (525g) 450g (630g) 600g (840g)
Jelly 250g (350g) -- -- --
Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 140g (154g) 175g (192g) 210g (231g) 280g (308g)
Wine 420g (588g) 525g (738g) 630g (882g) 840g (1,176g)
Jelly 330g (462g) -- -- --
Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 130g (143g) 162g (178g) 195g (214g) 260g (286g)
Wine 390g (546g) 487g (681g) 585g (819g) 780g (1,092)
Jelly 310g (434g) -- -- --
Item Normal Quality Silver Quality Gold Quality Iridium Quality
Fruit 150g (165g) 187g (205g) 225g (247g) 300g (330g)
Wine 450g (630g) 562g (786g) 675g (945g) 900g (1,260g)
Jelly 350g (490g) -- -- --