Stardew Valley: A Guide To Seasonal Crops

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Stardew Valley. The player is stood in their crop field. The crops are fenced in by wooden fencing. There is a body of water to the lower half of the image. The start of the player's house can be seen at the top.

There are seasons in Stardew Valley and you can have seasonal crops, fish. Once a certain type of crop is out of season, it will die. This is where planning your investment into seedlings or starters is extremely important. Also, if you take advantage of the seasonal crops you could find yourself with a lot of money by the end of the year. We've listed the crops we think are best to plant in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

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A Guide To Seasonal Crops

There are crops in the game that are seasonal and it's typically seasonal crops that are worth the most money. We've listed the most lucrative crops for each season, what they cost and what they sell for.

Spring Crops

You'll start in the Spring in Stardew Valley. The most lucrative crops are Strawberries but they won't be easy to get a hold of. They're simply too expensive at the start and they require an event.

  • Strawberries: Cost 100G per seed but sells at 120G per item.
  • Potatoes: Cost 50G per starter but sells at 80G per item.
  • Cauliflower: Cost 80G per unit but sells for 175G per item.
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  • Rhubarb: Cost 100G per unit but sells at 220G per item.

When you purchase the seeds or starters you should check how long they take to grow. If you reach the end of the season and the crops haven't been harvested, they will die.

Stardew Valley. The player is stood by their pumpkin patch among their crops in the evening. There is a wildlife barn to the left of the image. To the right of the image there are sections of crops that are ready to be harvested.
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Summer Crops

Blueberries will be the best seeds to plant in the Summer.

  • Blueberries: Cost 80G and they sell for 50G. If you plant them on the first day of summer you can make up to 600G per plant throughout the season. 
  • Corn: Cost 150G and they sell for 50G. This may seem pointless but this crop continues to grow through Summer and Fall.
  • Hops: Cost 60G and sell for 20G (but they can be turned into Pale Ale to make more money)
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  • Starfruit: Cost 400G and they sell for 750G

Fall Crops

Cranberries are one of the best crops to invest in during the Fall season.

  • Cranberries: Cost 75G each and they sell for 240G per unit. Cranberry plants produce two units per harvest, so you can make 150G profit from a single plant.
  • Bok Choy: Cost 50G and they will sell for 80G
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  • Pumpkins: Cost 100G but they can be sold for 320G each.

Winter Crops

There isn't much you can grow in the Winter unless you have a greenhouse. If you do, then just go ahead and grow whatever crops you want! We recommend that you try to grow the more lucrative crops as they can give you money and food over the winter season. Also, you can use Winter Seeds which will grow a variety of items that you can forage for.

If you make the most of the seasonal crops in Stardew Valley, you should have quite a bit of money in no time at all. If you're still getting to grips with being a new farmer then you should take a look at our beginner tips. Also, we have a guide that shows you how to water your crops with ease.

Updated December 7th, 2021 by Marie Pritchard.