If you love games that simply ooze charm and tranquility, wait till you hear about Stardew Valley. Once you start playing it, you’re a goner.
In this open-ended RPG, you inherit your grandpa’s farm in Stardew Valley, where you set out to make a fresh new start. Stardew Valley is just perfect for those looking for a virtual country-life getaway to relax. Who doesn’t love planting little trees all over the place? We could all definitely use a little extra serotonin with everything that’s been going on lately.
What’s more, Stardew Valley is overall just aesthetically pleasing, and the greatest part is that you have full control over your farm. You can make it as lovely as you’d like, even if that means planting Stardew Valley Fruit Trees as far as the eyes can see. Doesn’t it sound great?
But seriously though, Stardew Valley definitely doesn’t mess around when it comes to trees. In fact, there’s a whole bunch of different fruit trees you can plant. If you’d like to learn more about where and when to plant your fruit trees to get the best possible results, stick around. Let’s get to it!
How to plant & Grow Stardew Valley Fruit trees?
The first thing you’re going to do is head down to Pierre’s general store. You have a variety of saplings to choose from. Pick your desired sapling, purchase it, and head on back to your farm.
Once you get there, all you have to do is pick a spot. That’s all there is to it. Plain and simple. Just remember that each Stardew Valley Fruit tree requires 8 empty tile spaces around it in order to grow. Meaning, you can plant a lot of trees in a single line, just keep in mind that the smallest Stardew Valley Fruit Tree spacing is 2 tiles.
Stardew Valley Fruit Trees are not just pretty, they can be all kinds of useful. You can use the produce for your own purposes or sell them. Furthermore, if you’re seriously invested in your farm, you can make a lot of money selling your fruits. You just have to be smart about when you plant them.
Take a look at the graph below to get the 4-1-1 on the costs and growing stages of the original Stardew Valley fruit trees.
When should you plant trees?
Like we said, if you want to make some serious money from your beloved Stardew Valley fruit trees, then planting them on the first day of the previous season is the way to go. This way the trees have just enough time to mature. For instance, you should plant Summer trees on the 1st of spring, and Fall trees on the 1st of Summer
Can you grow fruit trees in a greenhouse?
The simple answer is yes, you can. Once you have your Stardew Valley greenhouse, you can plant Stardew Valley fruit trees on any empty tiles unoccupied by decorations. You can plant as many as 18 fruit trees, but remember that you can’t plant anything other than trees here!
Keep in mind that Stardew Valley fruit trees can’t be planted in the corners of the greenhouse. A bit of a bummer, actually. If you’d like to maximize your plating space, maybe you should consider iridium sprinklers because they take up way less space than quality sprinklers.
If you’re wondering why you should plant your fruit trees in the Stardew Valley greenhouse – the trees planted in the greenhouse reproduce all year long. How great is that!
Should you use tree fertilizer?
You’ve already planted your fruit tree and now you’re wondering if you can use tree fertilizer (Stardew)? The short answer is nope. Well technically, you can, but it would just be a waste of fertilizer. You are better off using that fertilizer elsewhere. Fertilizer is sprinkled on freshly planted wild tree seeds and saplings, and it’s meant to aid crop and tree growth. There lies the problem. It doesn’t speed up the growth of fruit trees. Unfortunately, you’re stuck waiting for 28 days for your tree to mature. No way out of that one.
What fruit trees can you plant?
You can plant apricot, cherry, orange, peach, apple, and pomegranate trees. These fruit tree saplings are available in Pierre’s general store.
Two other fruit trees deserve an honorable mention: banana and mango. You can purchase a banana sapling at the Island Trader for the price of mere 5 Dragon teeth. Or you can find it inside a Golden Coconut when you break it. You can find mango saplings in the same places, except their cost at the Island Traders’ is 75 Mussels.
And remember, if you plant any of these fruit trees in the Stardew Valley greenhouse, they’ll bear through all year long, no matter the season.
How to Tapper Stardew Valley Fruit Trees?
Yeah, about that. You can’t really put tappers on Stardew Valley fruit trees. Unfortunately, tappers only work on common trees like maple, oak, and mahogany. They yield syrup, resin, and sap, all of which are very profitable. However, there is a special Stardew Valley tree that you can tap – the mushroom tree. Can you guess what it yields? Hint, it’s mushrooms. Point is, no fruit tree sap.
Other things that can happen to your Fruit Trees…
Now that we’ve gone over what you can and can’t do with your Stardew Valley Fruit Trees, let’s go over some unfortunate things that can happen to your Fruit Trees. Don’t stress about it too much though – there are ways to fix every mishap!
Didn’t grow for no reason
One such sticky situation is when you’ve done everything right and your fruit tree just won’t grow. It’s honestly frustrating, especially when you put a lot of work into it, and you wake up to the same message every single morning.
Don’t give up yet. Here’s the good news. The reason why your tree isn’t growing is lack of space. That’s it.
Okay, think of your Stardew Valley Fruit Tree sitting on a big tile with 8 tiles around it, forming a square shape. If anything, and we do mean anything, gets on either one of those tiles, your tree won’t grow.
Definitely comb through the area, and make sure you’re meticulous about it. The sneaky culprit hindering your trees’ growth can be anything from fallen branches, stones to grass. Once you eliminate the culprit, we guarantee your tree will continue growing.
There’s smoke coming from your tree!?
Even though it seems alarming, don’t panic. It’s nothing to worry about. If your Stardew Valley Fruit Tree is smoking/on fire, it was most probably struck by lightning. When this happens, the tree produces coal instead of fruit for a little while. Call it collateral damage. You’re not on Santa’s naughty list yet. It will go back to normal in a couple of days.
Good luck with Your Stardew Valley Fruit Trees
Stardew Valley Fruit Trees can make your farm look great, therefore you can make a lot of money off them, too. By heeding our advice, you can reap the fruits of your labor (quite literally). Playing it smart and knowing when and where to plant which fruit tree helps you get the most out of each harvest.
Accidents happen in real life, and it’s no different in Stardew Valley, so make sure to take it easy, and remember it’s nothing to stress about.
And most importantly, remember to relax and enjoy yourself. That’s the whole purpose of Stardew Valley.
Now, go plant some fruit trees and reap the juicy fruits of your labor. Happy harvest!