Stardew Valley Best Spring Crops [Top 12]

Hit the ground running this spring by planting the best crops after reading eXputer's guide to Stardew Valley's best spring crops.

To keep your garden fresh, we bring you a guide on Stardew Valley‘s best spring crop. Spring is the first season you begin the game in and building a strong foundation of wealth at the start can get you set for the future. However, there is a multitude of crops to choose from, and planting the best crops with what little gold you have at the start of the game can be very daunting. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of Stardew Valley’s best spring crops to help you maximize profit and make every day count.

Key Highlights
  • Knowing the most useful Crops for each season allows players to yield as much profit as possible in Stardew Valley.
  • There are a total of 12 Best Spring Crops discussed which are as follows.
    • Strawberry: Considered one of the best crops, strawberries can be bought for 100 Gold and after they have grown they can be sold for 120 Gold.
    • Cauliflower: Can be bought for 80 Gold and after they have fully grown can be sold for 175 Gold.
    • Rhubarb: Can be bought for 100 Gold and can be sold for 220 Gold after fully grown.
    • Potato: Has a cost of 50 Gold and can be sold for 80 Gold after being fully grown. 
    • Coffee Beans, Tulip Bulbs, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, and Parsnips are some of the other Best Spring crops.
  • You can buy the seeds of most of these crops from a Merchant or Pierre’s Shop. 

Stardew Valley Best Spring Crops

Most normal crops can be easily bought from Pierre’s shop or from the merchant. This makes the crops easily accessible and readily available whenever you have enough gold to spend. You’ll also be looking to complete community bundles as soon as possible, so understanding Stardew Valley’s spring crops can help you too. You’ll start the game with 500 gold, and it would be best to use it wisely and set yourself up for success early.

12. Unmilled Rice

Unmilled Rice in Stardew Valley

You can get Unmilled Rice from Rice Shoot, which can be found in Pierre’s general store or sometimes from the Travelling Cart. You can make proper edible rice from this Unmilled Rice by putting it through a Mill. A single Unmilled Rice will earn you 1 edible rice, which should only take about 1 day. This gives you a wide range of options when it comes to the profit you can gain from Unmilled Rice. You also get a 10% chance of possibly getting some additional Unmilled Rice when you harvest from a Rice Shoot.

Additionally, the Help Wanted board can sometimes randomly request Unmilled Rice, which can earn you an extra profit of 90 gold, along with a bonus of 150 friendship points. A neat thing about Unmilled Rice is that you will not need to water the tile you planted the Unmilled Rice in for another crop. This might seem trivial at first glance but it saves you a lot of resources in the long run. 


  • It is very easy to get your hands on Unmilled Rice and only requires you to purchase Rice Shoots.
  • You can earn profits from Unmilled Rice by turning it into a rice recipe, which sells it 100 gold.
  • The help wanted board can randomly request Unmilled Rice, in return for some great rewards.
  • Unmilled Rice can be used in tailoring with the spool of a sewing machine.
  • Unmilled Rice can save you a lot of resources because the tile it is planted in retains water.


  • Unmilled Rice is disliked by the majority of the villagers and is hated by Leo, which makes it bad for gifting.

11. Blue Jazz

Blue Jazz in Stardew Valley

One of the most profitable crops that you can plant in the spring season of Stardew Valley is Blue Jazz. You can grow Blue Jazz out of Jazz Seeds, which you can buy from various stores spread throughout Stardew Valley. The best stores to buy Jazz Seeds from are Pierre’s general store, which sells them for 30 gold, and JojaMart, which sells them for 37 gold.

A great thing about Blue Jazz is that it can produce Blue Jazz Honey if you plant the Blue Jazz in the range of a Bee House. This will increase the value of the honey base from 100 gold to 200 gold, earning you a massive bonus profit. 

You can sell Blue Jazz itself for a price of up to 75 gold. Additionally, the harvesting period for Blue Jazz is relatively short, since you can harvest it in just 7 days. You will also find that almost every single villager has a liking for Blue Jazz, making it one of the best spring crops for gifting. The only villagers that dislike Blue Jazz are Clint, George, and Sebastian

All these things considered, Blue Jazz is one of the most profitable and versatile crops you can plant in the Spring season.


  • Blue Jazz profits you in multiple ways, including selling it off.
  • You will be able to produce Blue Jazz Honey using the Blue Jazz Crop, which can then be sold off for almost twice the profit.
  • You only need 7 days to harvest Blue Jazz.
  • You can harvest Blue Jazz multiple times in a single season and double your profits.


  • There are no quests in Stardew Valley that take advantage of the Blue Jazz crop.
  • Blue Jazz does not have the best energy yield.
  • Blue Jazz gains you relatively low farming experience points compared to some other crops.

10. Coffee Bean

how to grow coffee beans in stardew valley
Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans are a very popular crop that also has a visually appealing sprite work. We would love to rate this higher on the list but can’t due to its extremely low selling price. You should still plant it if you have extra space left as it can prove useful in other ways. 

Moreover, As we already know that while Stardew Valley is an incredible farming game, it has more to it. There is so much other stuff to do and dungeons are one of the main activities. Growing Coffee beans can assist you in completing these dungeons.

If you grow Coffee Beans on your farm you will be able to able to make coffee and later on, triple-shot espresso. The drink gives the player a speed boost which can be useful in dungeons, especially in Skull Cavern or Volcano. You can buy these from the Traveling Cart.


  • Coffee Beans are useful in multiple seasons, including Spring and Summer.
  • You will get multiple harvests from Coffee Beans, making it one of the most profitable crops.
  • The growth time for Coffee Beans is only 10 days, allowing you to harvest them much faster.
  • You can sell Coffee Beans for a decently high price, which yields you a good profit.


  • You cannot buy Coffee Beans from any store in Stardew Valley.
  • The sale price for Coffee Beans has no benefit in the Tiller profession.

9. Tulip Bulb

how to grow tulips in stardew valley
Tulip Bulbs in Stardew Valley

Everybody loves decorating their farms with beautiful plants. It feels extra satisfying harvesting and growing again and again when it also looks beautiful when it has bloomed. The Tulip Bulbs are just one of the many beautiful flowers you can grow in Stardew Valley.

Like the Coffee Beans Tulips won’t be very if you want to make a buck. Their use also lies in one of the other aspects of Stardew Valley. You can best utilize these by giving them to villagers as gifts to increase their bonds with your character. 

Furthermore, Tulip Bulbs also grow really fast. You can get them for 20 or 25 gold and they will fully bloom in 6 days. If you want to sell them you can get about 30 to 60 gold. We recommend that you prominently grow these for gifting. 

You can gift these to anybody who you want but Evelyn especially loves them. Also, keep in mind that there are some villages that outright hate these flowers. These are Sebastian, Clint, and George.


  • A Tulip Bulb has a great visual appeal outside of profits and makes your farm look much better.
  • It is very easy to obtain Tulip Bulbs, as they can be purchased from a lot of different stores.
  • You can grow Tulip Bulbs in just 6 days, allowing you to harvest them very quickly.
  • You get a decent profit from selling Tulip Bulbs, compared to the price you purchase them at.
  • Tulip Bulbs can be a great gifting option because almost every single character likes them.


  • Tulip Bulbs are not as versatile as some other crops, as you can only sell or gift them.
  • Tulip Bulbs depend a lot on weather conditions, which can hurt their yield.

8. Garlic

How to grow Garlic in stardew valley

We all know what garlic is, it is a staple addition to a lot of delicious dishes out there. It should be a part of every respectable farmer’s land in Stardew Valley. You can buy it for 40 gold and it only takes 4 days for it to grow which is some of the fastest growth times in the game.

If you are looking to make a good amount of cash then garlic can be useful there too. It can be sold for 60 or 120 gold depending on its quality. What’s more, is that you can use garlic to make some garlic oil which can be sold for 1000 gold. That is a lot of money that you can make if you have garlic on your hands.

Moreover, garlic oil, which is called “oil of garlic” in Stardew Valley, can also be useful while exploring mines. It will keep the annoying insects away from you so you can explore and dig in peace. As you can see it is a very useful crop so we highly recommend you grow it. 


  • Garlic is one of the fastest-growing crops in Stardew Valley, as it grows in just 4 days.
  • If you maintain its quality, Garlic can be sold for a huge amount of profit.
  • Most of the villagers in Stardew Valley are fond of Garlic, making it a great gifting option.
  • You can purchase Garlic Seeds for a relatively cheap price and grow Garlic out of them.
  • Garlic is a very versatile crop, as you can use it in cooking or sell it for profit.


  • Garlic Seeds can be a bit difficult to obtain outside of the Spring season.
  • Garlic does not become available to you until the second year of Stardew Valley.

7. Green Beans

How to grow green beans in Stardew Valley
Green Beans in Stardew Valley

These are easily among some of the greatest Stardew Valley spring crops. Green Beans can be sold for 40 to 80 gold. The price is decent but what makes this all great is how fast the crop grows. You can literally harvest Green Beans after three days. 

What makes Green Beans even more essential is that you can harvest them multiple times. Unlike most crops, once you harvest them after three days you don’t have to replant. They will just grow back in three days. So buying and growing these one time, can be a great investment for your farm. 


  • Green Beans can continue to produce for 3 days even after the growth time of 10 days is completed.
  • Green Beans will yield you a great profit because of their short regrowth time and efficiency.
  • Very few villagers in Stardew Valley dislike Green Beans, which makes them a great gifting crop.
  • Green Beans can produce multiple crops per season, which will increase your overall yield.


  • Green Beans can be a bit complicated to harvest for beginner players due to their cycles.
  • Although Green Beans have a regrowth period of 3 days, you will still have to wait for 10 days if you plant them for the first time.

6. Kale

How to grow Kale in stardew valley
Kale in Stardew Valley

Next up we have kale. Kale is one of the reasons why a lot of people hate vegetables growing up. While it isn’t a delicacy or something that everybody enjoys, it is an excellent crop. You can gain a lot of benefits by growing kale on your farm, most notably if the quality is good it can sell for 220 gold. 

Furthermore, you can get kale from JojaMart or Pierre’s Store. You can also sell it back here if you want. Pierre’s will buy it for 70 gold while JojaMart will pay 87 gold for it. 

Just like in real life kale is a very healthy crop. You can use it to replenish your health or energy. Additionally, you can use it with salmon for an even better result. So, even if you hated kale growing up, you will love it in Stardew Valley. 


  • Kale will yield you a great profit, as you can sell it for up to 220 Gold.
  • The growing cycle of Kale is decently fast and only lasts 6 days.
  • Kale can grow in almost all types of soils, making it one of the easiest crops to grow in Stardew Valley.
  • It is very easy to get your hands on Kale, as you can buy it from either JojaMart or Pierre’s Store.


  • Kale is not the best option if you are trying to quickly level up.

5. Parsnips

Stardew Valley best spring crop
Harvesting Parsnip

Parsnips are a friendly crop for the early game. They only cost 20 gold per seed and give you a nice selling price of 35 gold per harvest. Also, they only need 4 days to fully grow, so you can spend your first spring making quite the sum if you work hard.

Parsnips are part of the spring crops bundle and the quality crops bundle. They are also the best gift for Pam. Moreover, parsnips are used in 2 great cooking recipes, the Farmer’s Lunch recipe, and the Parsnip Soup recipe.


  • You will be able to harvest Parsnips in just 4 days.
  • Parsnips are great for beginner players, as they have an incredibly low cost.
  • You will be able to grow Parsnips without much trouble because they are very simple to grow.
  • Parsnips can be very versatile, as they are used in multiple cooking recipes and can be used as a gift.


  • If you are a more advanced or veteran player, then Parsnips are not the best option for you.
  • Parsnips do not have a great yield compared to some other crops in Stardew Valley.

4. Potato

This is a very staple crop and good for the early game. Potato takes 6 weeks to fully grow, so you can have 5 complete cycles in the season. It costs 50 gold for a potato seed and harvested potatoes can be sold for 80 gold. While this may not seem much, multiple cycles can earn you a good profit. The low cost is also appealing for the early game starting 500 gold. There is even a random chance of harvesting extra potatoes based on daily luck. So, if you’re luck is high on harvesting day, you could earn extra.

Potato is useful due to it being a part of the spring crops bundle. It also is used in the recipe for making hashbrowns.


  • Potato is a great crop to use for profit during the early season.
  • The cost of buying Potato Seeds to grow Potatoes is very low.
  • While Potato does sell at a great price, you can earn a greater profit by properly harvesting Potatoes.
  • Potato can act as a great gifting option for a lot of the villagers in Stardew Valley.


  • You might have to invest in some additional resources to properly grow healthy potatoes.

3. Rhubarb

Stardew Valley best spring crop
Buying Rhubarb seeds

Rhubarb is a spring fruit crop. It grows from Rhubarb seeds and takes 13 days to fully mature and be harvest ready. Rhubarb is a very lucrative crop. Its seeds can be bought at a cost of 100 gold and rhubarb can be sold for 220 gold making you a great profit.

However, Rhubarb can only be purchased from the merchant in the desert. You’ll have to work to gain access to the desert which won’t be accessible in the early game. However, the plant is lucrative and can help a lot in later seasons too.

Rhubarb is not used in any bundles. However, rhubarb is used in the Rhubarb Pie Recipe. Rhubarb pie can be sold for 400 gold however it has much better uses. Rhubarb Pie is a favorite food of Marnie and can help you rocket her favorability quickly.


  • Rhubarb has many uses, making it one of the most multi-functional corpses in Stardew Valley.
  • You can get up to 26 farming experience points with Rhubarb.
  • You can make a great pie recipe with Rhubarb that has a selling value of 400 gold.
  • Rhubarb does not require too much effort or maintenance to grow.
  • You can get a decent profit of up to 220 gold by selling a base Rhubarb.


  • The growth time for Rhubarb might seem a bit slow, as it requires up to 13 days to harvest.
  • It can be a bit difficult for new players to access Rhubarb.

2. Cauliflower

Stardew Valley best Spring crops
Giant Cauliflower

This is another great vegetable crop that easily places very high on our list of Stardew Valley’s best spring crops. Cauliflower is a useful and lucrative crop and can potentially be the best spring crop. Cauliflower seeds mature after 12 days. The crop can be purchased from Pierre’s shop during spring and cauliflower seeds can be purchased at a cost of 80 gold. Harvested cauliflower can then be sold for a hefty amount of 175 gold.

Also, cauliflower is one of three crops in the game that has the potential to grow into a giant crop. Giant crops can drop a lot of harvests and don’t die when the season changes. This can greatly aid you when you sell the additional items for a good profit. However, giant crop rates are dependent on luck.

Additionally, cauliflowers are the best gift for Maru and can help you quickly increase her favorability. Cauliflowers are a part of the spring crops bundle. They are also used in the Cheese Cauliflower recipe which is well-liked by Pam when gifted.


  • You can buy Cauliflower seeds from Pierre’s shop at a relatively cheap price.
  • Cauliflower is great for both beginner and advanced players, as it is very easy to access.
  • You will earn a lot of profit from Cauliflower compared to the price you buy it at.
  • Many of the villagers in Stardew Valley like Cauliflower, including Maru who loves it.
  • Cauliflower is one of the few crops in Stardew Valley that can grow into a giant crop.
  • You will run into a few quests where Cauliflower might be requested, which can yield you some great rewards.


  • Cauliflower takes much longer than some other crops to grow, which delays your yields.

1. Strawberry

Stardew Valley best spring crop
Strawberry fields

Strawberry has incredible value and is arguably the best crop that you can plant in the Spring season. Strawberries can be bought at a cost of 100 gold per seed. It takes 8 days to grow, and each strawberry can then be sold for 120 gold. While the profit may not seem much, what makes strawberry special is that it’s a multi-harvest crop.

Without the need to replant, strawberry shrubs can be harvested again every 4 days. This can help you save major costs, and easily earn back your investments over the season while making a good profit. Especially if luck is on your side and you harvest extra.

Also, two villagers love being gifted strawberries. They are Demetrius and Maru, and you can easily harvest multiple strawberries in a matter of days to sate them.


  • The maintenance for growing strawberries is very low, as you only need to water them once every 4 days.
  • There is a potential chance that you can get more strawberries than you planted with Strawberry seeds.
  • Strawberries can be harvested multiple times, as you will get 1 Strawberry every four days from a single plant.
  • Very few villagers dislike strawberries.


  • Strawberry seeds might seem a bit too expensive compared to some other crops in Stardew Valley.

So, there you have it. After evaluating the profit potential, ease of availability uses in cooking recipes and bundles, and villager preferences, we’ve compiled Stardew Valley’s best spring crop. If you’re looking to make nice profits in the upcoming spring, plant strawberries, and cauliflowers, and you won’t go wrong.

Did you know that Stardew Valley was inspired by Harvest Moon?

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