Spring season is such a wonderful time of the year. It is when flowers bloom, and trees start growing and reproducing. The days become longer again, and the temperature in some areas becomes more temperate. Also, ice from the winter season also begins to melt and thaw.
During spring, people like to see cherry blossoms, go for a run, take a hike, play sports, or do some spring cleaning. The real world is lovely, right? Did you know that you can also experience the gifts of springtime in video games like “Stardew Valley”?
In this game, the spring season is all about the time to refresh and start anew. During this season, gamers are recommended to dedicate their farm space to their crops and harvest them to maximize their income. Sounds exciting? Absolutely. But what are the best springtime crops in “Stardew Valley”? Let’s find out.
Best Spring Crops
The Best Of The Best: Strawberry
Many expert “Stardew Valley” gamers will tell you that Strawberries are the most valuable crop you can plant in the game during spring. You can purchase this crop’s seeds from the special vendor during the Egg Festival for 100 gold per seed. These crops sell for 120 gold per unit if you wish to sell them. See the profit?
You can’t plant these until the 14th of Spring, and since it takes eight days for them to grow, it is recommended that you buy as many seeds as you can, as here’s another good news: you can save them until next year’s spring.
Ranking at second is Rhubarb. It takes 13 days to grow these, meanwhile. This spring crop is also lucrative, but there’s a reason why it ranks lower than Strawberry: it is a one-time harvest good. But, if you have a lot of its seeds, then it becomes the best spring crop since its artisan goods provide more profit. You can’t consume Rhubarb, but it will definitely give you profits if you decide to sell it.
Ranking in at number three is Cauliflower. You can cultivate this vegetable by planting Cauliflower seeds, of course. Aside from being one of the most profitable crops in “Stardew Valley,” it also has a chance of turning into a giant crop, like what happens to Melons and Pumpkins.
Moreover, Cauliflower only takes 12 days to fully mature. And you can even make a Cheese Cauliflower with the crop, which is the favorite dish of Maru.
Another great crop to plant during spring in the game is Potato. But it requires Potato seeds. You can grab some Potato seeds in shops like General Store, JojaMart, and Traveling Cart.
Compared to the other crops on this list, it does have an advantage. That is, it takes just six days for it to develop. And, depending on how lucky you are, you can even get more Potatoes from one plant.
Here are the rest of the spring crops that deserve mention on this list.
You expected this crop to be on this list, didn’t you? While Rice is not the number one spring crop in “Stardew Valley,” it has the potential to be when you have a mill. If you use the mill, you can mill Rice and sell it for 100 gold, giving you a decent 60 gold to put in your pocket. It takes a little time, yes, but if you love cooking, it will be well worth your time and effort.
Parsnip earned a spot on this list partly because it is one of the most abundant and affordable seeds in “Stardew Valley.” They only cost 20 gold, and when sold, they cost 35 gold, giving you a profit of 15 gold. Not bad, right?
Furthermore, Parsnips are also necessary quest items for two Community Center bundles – the Quality Crops and Spring Crops bundles – making a decent gift for 28 out of the game’s 33 NPCs.
Affordable, simple, and versatile, Parsnips are also a must-grow in springtime. But, like some of the other spring crops, they are also a single-harvest crop that grows quickly, so you will need to make an effort to constantly plant them if you want more Parsnips.
Unlike Parsnips’, seeds of Green Beans are a bit pricey at 60 gold, but you can produce more in one go since it is a multi-harvest crop. After its initial growth rate, it has the potential to regrow more beans every three days. Meaning to say, one seed can give you lots of profits all season, earning you around seven gold per day.
What’s more, they also make great cooking recipes, such as Bean Hotpot.
Like the others, Kale also does not take up too much time to grow, only in six days. Moreover, you can sell them for a reasonable price and use them to make various dishes. Some stores where you can shop for Kale seeds are JojaMart, Traveling Cart, and Night Market in Winter.
At first glance, you might say that Coffee Bean should be in the worsts category. But, after careful consideration, it belongs to the list of the best, only that it has to come in last. The biggest issue with Coffee Beans is their availability.
Nonetheless, it is still a great crop to farm during spring. It may take 10 days to grow, but it can yield crops every two days. While the shortcomings are there, you can still make a hefty profit out of them.
Worst Spring Crops
Now that you have learned some of the best crops for spring in “Stardew Valley,” you will also get to know the worst. Here are some of the produce you should avoid during this season:
- Blue Jazz
- Unmilled Rice
You have with you lists of the best and worst spring crops in “Stardew Valley.” There are certainly more great crops to produce this season, including Garlic and Ancient Fruit. With this guide, you can create a very profitable farm in the game during springtime.
Developed by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, “Stardew Valley” is a simulation role-playing video game that will remind you of “Harvest Moon.” In this game, players assume the role of a character who inherits the dilapidated land of their deceased grandfather in a place known as “Stardew Valley.”