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Farming is an activity in Stardew Valley done on the player's farm. Players take seeds, plant them in the ground, and they will grow into crops. They must then be harvested and sold in order to make Gold(Gold.png). The player's ability to farm is measured as a skill.

There are 40+ crops and fruit trees. [1]

Crops

There are many types of crops to grow. For each crop, there are also three different quality ratings, denoted by a star (or lack of one) on the icon of the crop in your inventory.

Star Type Sell Value (% of original) Energy/Health Value (% of original)
Regular 100% 100%
Silver Star(Silver Star) 125% 140%
Gold Star(Gold Star) 150% 180%

Here are a selection of ones that have been identified. (Click green link to see complete info on crop. Energy and Health return are in the complete info.)

Spring

Name Seed Price

Sell

Price

Daily Profit1 Seasonal Profit1 Profit Ratio Growth (Days) Repeat (Days)
Jazz General Store Gold.png30g
JojaMart Gold.png37g
50g 2.86Gold.png 60Gold.png 167%

exp 3

7 No
Califlower General Store Gold.png80g
JojaMart Gold.png100g
175g 7.92Gold.png 190Gold.png 219%

exp 2

12 No
Garlic General Store Gold.png40g 60g 5Gold.png 120Gold.png 150%

exp 6

4 No
Green bean General Store Gold.png60g
JojaMart Gold.png75g
50g N/A 180Gold.png 400% 10 3
Kale General Store Gold.png70g
JojaMart Gold.png87g
110g 6.67Gold.png 160Gold.png 157%

exp 4

6 No
Parsnip General Store Gold.png20g
JojaMart Gold.png25g
35g 3.75Gold.png 90Gold.png 175%

exp 6

4 No
Potato General Store Gold.png50g
JojaMart Gold.png62g
80g 5Gold.png 120Gold.png 160%

exp 4

6 No
Rhubarb Oasis Gold.png100g 240g 9.23Gold.png 240Gold.png 220%

exp 2

13 No
Strawberry Egg Festival Gold.png100g 120g N/A

500Gold.png

600% 8 4
Tulip General Store Gold.png20g
JojaMart Gold.png25g
30g 1.67Gold.png 40Gold.png 150%

exp 4

6 No

Summer

Name Seed Price1

Sell

Price4

Daily Profit2 Seasonal Profit2 Profit Ratio Growth (Days) Repeat (Days)
Blueberry General Store Gold.png80g
JojaMart Gold.png100g
80g N/A 880Gold.pngNote: 3 berries sold at standard quality every harvest. 1200% 13 4
Corn General Store Gold.png150g
JojaMart Gold.png187g
50g N/A 200Gold.png 367%

Over 2 seasons.

14 4
Hops General Store Gold.png60g
JojaMart Gold.png75g
25g N/A 365Gold.png 708% 11 1
Hot Pepper.png Hot Pepper General Store Gold.png40g
JojaMart Gold.png50g
Template:Qualityprice N/A 280Gold.png 800% 5 3
Melon General Store Gold.png80g
JojaMart Gold.png100g
250g 14.17Gold.png 340Gold.png 313%

exp 2

12 No
Poppy General Store Gold.png100g
JojaMart Gold.png125g
140g 5.71Gold.png 120Gold.png 140%

exp 3

7 No
Radish General Store Gold.png40g
JojaMart Gold.png50g
90g 8.33Gold.png 200Gold.png 225%

exp 4

6 No
Red Cabbage General Store Gold.png100g 260g 17.78Gold.png 480Gold.png 260%

exp 3

9 No
Summer Spangle General Store Gold.png50g
JojaMart Gold.png62g
90g 5Gold.png 120Gold.png 180%

exp 3

8 No
Starfruit Oasis Gold.png400g 750g 30.77Gold.png 800Gold.png 200%

exp 2

13 No
Tomato General Store Gold.png50g
JojaMart Gold.png62g
60g N/A 250Gold.png 600% 11 4
Wheat General Store Gold.png10g
JojaMart Gold.png12g
25g 3.75Gold.png 90Gold.png 250%

exp 6

4 No

Fall

Name Seed Price1

Sell

Price4

Daily Profit2 Seasonal Profit2 Profit Ratio Growth (Days) Repeat (Days)
Amaranth.png Amaranth General Store Gold.png70g
JojaMart Gold.png87g
Template:Qualityprice 11.43Gold.png 240Gold.png 214%

exp 3

7 No
Artichoke.png Artichoke General Store Gold.png30g Template:Qualityprice 16.25Gold.png 390Gold.png 533%

exp 3

8 No
Beets.png Beets Oasis Gold.png20g Template:Qualityprice 13.33Gold.png 320Gold.png 600%

exp 4

6 No
Bok Choy General Store Gold.png50g
JojaMart Gold.png62g
Template:Qualityprice 7.5Gold.png 180Gold.png +%exp 6 4 No
Corn General Store Gold.png150g
JojaMart Gold.png187g
Template:Qualityprice N/A 200Gold.png 367%

Over 2 seasons.

14 4
Cranberry General Store Gold.png240g
JojaMart Gold.png300g
Template:Qualityprice N/A 1060Gold.png 542% 7 5
Eggplant General Store Gold.png20g
JojaMart Gold.png25g
Template:Qualityprice N/A 280Gold.png 300% 5 5
Fairy Rose.png Fairy Rose General Store Gold.png200g
JojaMart Gold.png250g
Template:Qualityprice 7.5Gold.png 180Gold.png 145%

exp 2

12 No
Grape.png Grape General Store Gold.png60g
JojaMart Gold.png75g
Template:Qualityprice N/A 420Gold.png 800% 10 3
Pumpkin General Store Gold.png100g
JojaMart Gold.png125g
Template:Qualityprice 16.92Gold.png 440Gold.png 320%

exp

13 No
Sweet Gem Berry.png Sweet Gem Berry Travelling Cart Gold.png1,000g Template:Qualityprice 83.33Gold.png 2000Gold.png 300% 24 No
Sunflower.png Sunflower General Store Gold.png200g

JojaMart Gold.png50g

Template:Qualityprice General Store

Gold.png-15g/d JojaMart
Gold.png3.75g/d

190Gold.png N/A 8 Replanted
Yam General Store Gold.png60g
JojaMart Gold.png75g
Template:Qualityprice 10Gold.png 200Gold.png 267%

exp 2

10 No

  1. Profit calculated for a crop planted on the first day and replanted immediately. Daily profit is for making quick money, which isn't related to repeating crops. Also, seasonal values SHOULD NOT include days of the season where the crop cannot be planted to harvest. (ex: Yams grow ever 10 days, a 3rd harvest will not yield any results, so 8 days of the season go to waste) This means seasonal profit WILL NOT always be daily profit x 28. (Please don't edit the page to show that, as I've noticed someone has)
  2. Sunflowers do not repeat, but they drop their own seeds, making every recurring crop free. Profits in the table do not consider the initial investment in seeds, since you get more seeds than you planted rendering the initial investment insignificant in the long run.

Suggestions:

You'll make money with anything, so feel free to have fun with it. But if you want to min/max then this seems best:

Spring:

  • When starting out potatoes offer the maximum return on investment, as they produce multiple per plant.
  • Strawberries are by far the best from year 2 onward. If planted on 1st day of Spring, the profit-to-cost ratio reaches +500%. (seasonal profit of 140 if planted on day 13, and 500 if planted on 1st day)
  • Over the entire season, the Green Bean offers the 2nd greatest profit-to-cost ratio (+300%).
  • For mid season harvests, Rhubarb and Cauliflower can give a good return.

Summer:

  • Blueberries all the way provide by far the highest return, due to their producing several yields.
  • Together with the keg, Hops can give 300g per day, but requires more work and an Kegs to process all the Hops. Try to keep a stock of hops for your Kegs to work all year round.
  • Corn can last into the fall, so can be a safe plant, but it doesn't provide as good a return as others.

Fall:

  • Rare Seeds are by far the best, making 2000g per plot.
  • Cranberries are amazing since they require very little work for a big payoff. If your field is too large to fill with your available funds, then filling it in with grapes is best.
  • For easy mid season money, go with Artichoke from year 2 onward, otherwise Pumpkins work just as well but take longer. If you're tight on money, go with 2 harvests of Beets, then the Pumpkins.

Note: If you're only looking to make money and nothing else and have unlimited farmland and energy, then replanted crops will see the most profit, since you can grow your field with each harvest.

Skills

Animal Related:

  • Rancher - Animal products worth 20% more.
  • Coopmaster - Befriend Coop animals quicker. Incubation time cut in half.
  • Sheperd - Befriend barn animals quicker. Sheep produce wool faster.

Crop Related:

  • Tiller - Crops worth 10% more.
  • Agriculturist - Crops grow 10% faster.
  • Artisan - Artisan goods worth 50% more.

Fertilizer

Fertilizers can increase the quality of your crops, make them grow faster, or retain moisture so you don’t have to water the soil as often.

  1. Dev update #25 (February 28, 2015)
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