What are the best crops for each season in Stardew Valley?


You can harvest crops and plants in Stardew Valley for food, crafts, gifts, festivals, quests, and many other purposes. There is usually a specific season in which each crop can be grown. You can plant crops in their designated seasons, and they will weaken and die as the seasons change after the 28th day of the season. We’ve included multi-season crops in each season they’re grown, as well as specialty crops that don’t really have a designated season but bloom year-round.

Some crops may regrow faster than they did when you first planted them. You can tell a plant is growing back when it looks like a seed that was planted after harvest. When watered immediately after harvest, these crops regrow on their own. Crops have a limited number of regrowth, so you need to plant a new seed when they are finished. When a regrowing crop is finished, it looks like an empty patch of land.

Below are the basic metrics for each crop, such as how much you can sell it for, where you can find it, how long it takes to grow it, and what you can do with it. It’s important to remember that we’re only indicating who will love each culture as a gift, not whether they’ll only love them because loving a culture is rare. How well each crop is irrigated will determine how fast it grows and how much you can sell it for.

The best harvests for each season in Stardew Valley

Best Spring Crops in Stardew Valley

You’ll miss many of the plants featured below for the first time since every game begins in the spring. Keep an eye out for the end of each season and save your seeds if the plant dries out before it can fully sprout because the seeds never expire.

One festival you should watch out for is the Egg Festival on the 13th of Spring, where Peter sells strawberry seeds for 100 gold each. If you don’t save the seeds from the previous year and only plant them after buying them from Pierre, you can plant and harvest strawberry seeds twice before the start of summer. Because you only have a short time to plant after the festival, we recommend saving the seeds for next year.

Crop Gold (normal selling price) How long to grow Uses Where to find
Strawberries 120 8 days
repels: 4 days
Gift for Maru and Demetrius Bought at the Egg Festival
Coffee bean 15 10 days
repels: 2 days
Coffee Bought at the Traveling Cart
Rhubarb 220 13 days rhubarb pie Purchased from Oasis
kale 110 6 days Salmon dinner and stir-fry Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Potato 80 6 days Lot of hash browns and spring crops Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Garlic 60 4 days Garlic oil, fiddlehead and snail risotto Bought at Pierre’s shop
Cauliflower 175 12 days Cauliflower with cheese, spring harvest bundle and maru (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
green bean 40 10 days
repels: 3 days
Set of bean hotpot and spring crops Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Parsnip 35 4 days Farmer’s Lunch, Parsnip Soup, Spring Crop Bundle, Quality Crop Bundle, and Pam (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
blue jazz 50 7 days lucky lunch Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Unmilled rice 30 8 days Rice Bought at Pierre’s shop
Tulip 30 6 days Evelyn (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart

Best summer harvests in Stardew Valley

If you’ve just started playing, summer should be the time when you’ve mastered the game and have already harvested the seeds you can grow here from foraging. If you need seeds, visit Pierre’s Shop or JojaMart.

There is one festival you should watch out for, the 11th Summer Luau, where you must have an ingredient ready. Since you haven’t planted anything of high quality yet, you won’t get a good response from the Governor the first time around. The Starfruit is also available from Pierre here for 1,000 gold, but you should only buy it if you really need it.

Crop Gold (normal selling price) How long to grow Uses Where to find
carambola 750 13 days Junimo cabin Purchased from Oasis
Red cabbage 260 9 days Coleslaw, fish tacos, red plate and dye lot Bought at Pierre’s shop
Blueberry 50 13 days
repels: 4 days
Set of blueberry pie, fruit salad and summer crops Bought at Pierre’s shop
Coffee bean 15 10 days
repels: 2 days
Coffee Bought at the Traveling Cart
Melon 250 12 days Fruit Salad, Pink Cake, Summer Crop Bundle, Premium Crop Bundle, and Penny (Gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Hop 25 11 days
repels: One day
White beer Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Poppy 140 7 days Poppy seed muffin, chef’s batch and Penny (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Radish 90 6 days Radish Salad and Red Platter Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Pepper 40 5 days
repels: 3 days
Pepper Poppers, Spicy Eel, Tropical Curry, Summer Crops Bundle, Lewis (gift) and Shane (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Tomato 60 11 days
repels: 4 days
Bruschetta, eggplant parmesan, fish stew, pizza, spaghetti, mixed vegetables and summer crop set Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
summer sequin 90 8 days gift for carolina Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Sunflower 80 8 days Oil, dye lot and Haley (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Corn 50 14 days
repels: 4 days
Tortilla, oil, fall crop batch, premium crop batch Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Wheat 25 4 days Beer, wheat flour, fodder Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart

Best fall/fall crops in Stardew Valley

During the fall, you can plant as much as possible because you can’t grow anything in the winter. You can grow crops that everyone loves during the winter, as some festivals involve gifts.

Attending all Fall Festivals is essential to get the two rare Scarecrows that can help you grow your crops. You can wait until next year if they’re too expensive, but you should save up to get the rare Scarecrows. The Stardew Valley Fair also offers mixed seeds for sale from Stone.

Crop Gold (normal selling price) How long to grow Uses Where to find
Sweet gem berry 3,000 24 days Offered to Old Master Cannoli for a Stardrop Purchased from the Traveling Cart
Pumpkin 320 13 days Autumn’s Bounty, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Soup, Jack-O-Lantern, Fall Crops Bundle, Quality Crops Bundle, Abigail (gift), Krobus (gift), and Willy (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
pink fairy 290 12 days Fairy Dust, Evelyn (gift) and Jas (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Grape seed 80 10 days
repels: 3 days
Summer Seeds, Summer Foraging Bundle and Vincent (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Yam 160 10 days Fall Bounty, Glazed Yams, Fall Harvest Bundle, and Linus (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Eggplant 60 5 days
repels: 5 days
Eggplant Parmesan, Survival Burger, Fall Crop Bundle Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Sunflower 80 8 days Oil, dye lot and Haley (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Amaranth 150 7 days Salmon dinner Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Artichoke 160 8 days Artichoke dip and great meal Bought at Pierre’s shop
Beet 100 6 days Mix of vegetables, sugar and Evelyn (gift) Purchased from Oasis
bok choy 80 4 days Great Meal Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Cranberries 75 7 days
repels: 5 days
Cranberry candy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, great meal Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Poppy 140 7 days Poppy seed muffin, chef’s batch and Penny (gift) Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Corn 50 14 days
repels: 4 days
Tortialla, Oil, Fall Crop Bundle, Quality Crop Bundle Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart
Wheat 25 4 days Beer, wheat flour, fodder Bought at Pierre’s/JojaMart

Best winter crops in Stardew Valley

This season, you can only grow winter seeds, which grow bushes that you can feed from. At the end of the season, these bushes will wither and die. Winter should be used for mining or fishing. Fishing is recommended since the Ice Festival and the Night Market revolve around fishing, and it helps to have a high level. The only thing you can get from Winter Festivals for your crops is the rare Ice Festival Scarecrow.

Crop Gold (normal selling price) How long to grow Uses Where to find
winter seeds Changes depending on what is grown (random) 7 days Yields Winter Forage Fruit Purchased from the Traveling Cart

Special crops in Stardew Valley

There really isn’t a special crop season. These can be grown all year round (except winter) and will most likely thrive. In addition to prizes, gifts or other special occasions, these are also generally useful for earning money, but very few can be profitable.

Crop Gold (normal selling price) How long to grow Uses Where to find
ancient fruit 550 28 days
repels: 7 days
The Missing Batch and the Rare Culture Batch Purchased from the Traveling Cart
cactus fruit 75 12 days
repels: 3 days
Exotic foraging set, Linus (gift), Pam (gift) and Sam (gift) Purchased from Oasis
Fiber 1 7 days Craft different items A weed that grows randomly
Mixed seeds Depends on what grows (random) Depends on what grows (random) fiber seeds Found randomly while exploring
Pineapple 300 14 days
repels: 7 days
tropical curry Purchased from Island Trader
taro root 100 10 days poi Purchased from Island Trader
tea leaves 50 20 days
repels: One day
Green tea Randomly found
wild seeds Depends on what grows (random) Depends on what grows (random) Depends on what grows (random) Made from fodder plants
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