Stardew Valley Fruit Trees: Best Fruit To Grow

Fruit Trees are harvestable items that requires 28 days of growth. Later players can collect them for their playthrough needs.

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Fruit trees need 28 days to fully mature, after which you can harvest one fruit per day. The fruits can be accumulated for up to three days before harvesting. Unlike other crops in the game, you do not need to water the trees. The best part is that they do not die in the winter as most crops do.

Key Takeaways

  • Fruit trees take 28 days to mature and can be harvested once a day.
  • They don’t need to be watered, and they survive through the winter.
  • Plant them in a clear 3×3 area, but they can be placed next to permanent structures.
  • Different fruits grow in different seasons (except winter).
  • Summer: Banana, Mango, Orange, Peach trees
  • Spring: Apricot, Cherry trees
  • Fall: Apple, Pomegranate trees
  • Fruit trees can be planted in the greenhouse, allowing you to grow crops alongside them for an efficient layout.

I have spent hours upon hours playing Stardew Valley. In my experience, fruit trees are a worthwhile investment, especially if you get them early in the game. You can earn good money by farming crops and caring for your animals.

This guide will help first-time players and veterans and tell them about fruit trees. Without further ado, let’s get started.

How To Grow Fruit Trees

  1. You must plant them on a clear 3×3 land to make them fully grow. The only exception is that they can be placed right next to permanent structures – houses or greenhouses. Be careful, though, because the fruit trees can be chopped down for normal wood.
  2. Another random event I should let you know is that lightning can strike them. This will burn them for 4 days, and they will not produce fruit.
  3. If you wish to buy all six saplings, they cost 25,400g if you get them from Pierre’s General Store. Besides, Additional Fruits-related goods like Mushrooms can be acquired separately. 
  4. After every year, the quality of the fruit tree will increase. They will produce silver fruits after one year, gold after two, and iridium after three.
  5. The best part of a fully grown tree is that you do not have to keep the 3×3 land clear around it.
  6. You can make jelly or wine from the fruit to further increase the price of it when selling.

Which Fruit Tree Grows in What Season?

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Various types of Fruit Trees in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley has four seasons – summer, spring, fall, and winter. According to each season, excluding winter, there are different types of fruits that you can harvest. Let’s start with the first one, summer.

In summer, you have several fruit trees to plant:

  1. Banana Tree: Yields bananas and banana saplings. These bananas can be sold for 150g to 300g each, serving as a source of health and energy restoration when consumed.

  2. Mango Tree: Produces mango saplings and mangoes, which can be sold for 130g to 260g. Mangoes make a great gift for Leo, who is fond of them.

  3. Orange Tree: This tree bears oranges and orange saplings. Oranges are the most affordable option, selling for 100g to 200g. Gus particularly enjoys oranges, so gifting them can improve your reputation with him.

  4. Peach Trees: These trees provide peach saplings and peaches, which can be sold for 140g to 280g each. Gifting peaches to Robin can also boost your reputation with her.

During the spring, you can plant two types of fruit trees: Apricot and Cherry. These trees are precious at the beginning of the game due to the season’s limited options.

  1. Apricot Tree: Planting an apricot tree yields apricots and apricot saplings. Apricots are not very lucrative, selling for a modest amount ranging from 50g to 100g. In my opinion, this aligns with the early-game economy, making it a reasonable choice for early investment.

  2. Cherry Tree: Cherry trees produce cherries and cherry saplings, which can be sold for a slightly better price, ranging from 80g to 160g.

It’s advisable to consider these spring fruit trees early in the game, as they can provide a steady source of income and help you get started on the right foot.

Fall, much like spring, limits your fruit tree options to just two varieties: the apple tree and the pomegranate tree. These trees offer opportunities for profit and reputation building:

  1. Apple Tree: Planting an apple tree yields apples and apple saplings. Apples can be sold for 100g to 200g each, with the potential for higher profits if they are of iridium quality.

  2. Pomegranate Tree: Pomegranate trees produce pomegranates and saplings, which fetch a decent price of 140g to 280g per fruit. Gifting pomegranates to Elliot can enhance your reputation with him, as it’s one of his loved gifts.

Note: It cannot be removed once you plant a fruit tree. The only way to eliminate it is by cutting it down, which results in a loss on your initial investment. Therefore, choose your tree types and planting locations wisely.

My Recommendations For Fruit Trees

Many players don’t know this, but you can plant fruit trees in the greenhouse of Stardew Valley. Break the community norm; believe me, it does not take much space. If you plan an optimal layout, you can grow crops alongside the trees.

Make sure you plant the fruit trees in the outside area of the garden. That will allow you to plant all your crops in the middle. Surprisingly, the decorative objects in the greenhouse are not considered “filled” squares, meaning you can plant the trees next to them without any worry.

I hope this guide about Stardew Valley fruit trees was informative and helped you learn something new. Go on out there and plant some fruit trees. Happy harvesting, farmers!

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