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.

I will guide you on Stardew Valley’s best spring crops to keep your garden fresh. Spring is the first season you begin the game, and building a strong foundation of wealth can set you up for the future. However, there are many 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.

Key Tkaeaways
  • 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.
    1. 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.
    2. Cauliflower: Can be bought for 80 Gold, and after they have fully grown, can be sold for 175 Gold.
    3. Rhubarb: Can be bought for 100 Gold and sold for 220 Gold after fully grown.
    4. Potato: Costs 50 Gold and can be sold for 80 Gold after being fully grown. 
    5. 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. 

Best Spring Crops In Stardew Valley

Here’s a quick comparison between the Best Spring Crops in Stardew Valley; you can check their costs, growth time, and selling prices:

No.CropsCost (gold)Days to growSold (gold)Speciality
1Strawberry1008120Multi-harvest crop
2Cauliflower8012175Lucrative crop
3Rhubarb10013200Lucrative crop
4Potato504280Staple crop
5Parsnips20435Friendly crop
6Kale70 or 876220Excellent crop
7Green Beans-440-80Increase overall yield
8Garlic40560 or 120Garlic oil
9Tulip bulb20 or 25630-60Beautiful flowers
10Coffee Bean-1015Popular crop
11Blue Jazz75730 or 37Most profitable crop
12Unmilled Rice406-820Saves alot of resources

12. Unmilled Rice

Unmilled Rice in Stardew Valley

You can obtain Unmilled Rice from Rice Shoots, available at Pierre’s general store or occasionally from the Travelling Cart. Milling Unmilled Rice yields 1 edible rice in just one day.

Profits from Unmilled Rice are versatile, with a 10% chance to gain extra Unmilled Rice when harvesting Rice Shoots. The Help Wanted board may also request Unmilled Rice, providing an extra 90 gold and 150 friendship points. Notably, planting Unmilled Rice doesn’t require additional watering for subsequent crops, saving resources.


  • Easily acquired through Rice Shoots.
  • Profitable when converted into rice recipes, selling for 100 gold.
  • Potential for rewards from the Help Wanted board.
  • Utilized in tailoring with a sewing machine spool.
  • Water-saving feature for the planted tile.


  • Disliked by most villagers and hated by Leo, making it unsuitable for gifting.

11. Blue Jazz

Blue Jazz in Stardew Valley

Blue Jazz is one of the most profitable crops you can plant in the spring season of Stardew Valley. You can grow it out of Jazz Seeds, which you can buy from stores 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.


  • Blue Jazz profits you in multiple ways, including selling it off.
  • Can also be produced using the Blue Jazz Crop, which can 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.


  • No quests in Stardew Valley take advantage of the Blue Jazz crop.
  • Blue Jazz does not have the best energy yield.
  • Blue Jazz gives you relatively low farming experience points compared to other crops.

10. Coffee Bean

how to grow coffee beans in stardew valley
Coffee Beans

In Stardew Valley, apart from farming, dungeons are a significant activity, and Coffee Beans can aid you in exploring them. Growing Coffee Beans allows you to brew coffee and triple-shot espresso, providing a speed boost for navigating dungeons like Skull Cavern or Volcano. These can also be purchased from the Traveling Cart.


  • Coffee Beans can be harvested in both Spring and Summer.
  • Multiple harvests make Coffee Beans a profitable crop.
  • They have a short growth time of only 10 days, leading to quicker harvests.
  • Selling Coffee Beans yields a decent 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

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


  • Easy to obtain and can be purchased from many different stores.
  • You can grow Tulip Bulbs in just 6 days.
  • Decent profit from selling compared to the purchase price.
  • Tulip Bulbs can be a great gift because almost every character likes them.


  • Less versatile than other crops, as you can only sell or gift them.
  • Depend greatly on weather conditions, which can hurt their yield.

8. Garlic

How to grow Garlic in stardew valley

Garlic 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 want to make a good amount of cash, garlic can be useful there, too. It can be sold for 60 or 120 gold, depending on its quality. Moreover, you can use garlic to make some oil, which can be sold for 1000 gold.

Moreover, garlic oil can also be useful while exploring mines. It will keep the annoying insects away from you so you can explore and dig in peace.


  • Fastest-growing crops in Stardew Valley, as it grows in just 4 days.
  • Can be sold for a huge amount of profit.
  • Garlic Seeds are relatively cheap to purchase.


  • Difficult to obtain outside of the Spring season.
  • Unavailable 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. 

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


  • Can continue to produce for 3 days even after the growth time of 10 days is completed.
  • Great profits 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, increasing your overall yield.


  • Green Beans can be complicated to harvest for beginner players due to their cycles.

6. Kale

How to grow Kale in stardew valley
Kale in Stardew Valley

You can gain many 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 for it. You can use it to replenish your health or energy. Additionally, you can use it with salmon for an even better result.


  • Kale will yield 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.
  • Getting your hands on Kale is very easy, as you can buy it from either JojaMart or Pierre’s Store.


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

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 grow fully, 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 and the Parsnip Soup.


  • Harvest in just 4 days.
  • Great for beginner players, as they have an incredibly low cost.
  • Parsnips are very simple to grow.
  • Versatile, as they are used in multiple cooking recipes and can be used as a gift.


  • Parsnips are not the best option for advanced or veteran players.
  • Parsnips do not have a great yield compared to other crops in Stardew Valley.

4. Potato

This is a very staple crop and good for the early game. Potato takes 6 weeks to grow fully so that 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 with 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 because it is 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.


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

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 access the desert, which won’t be accessible in the early game. However, the plant is lucrative and can also help in later seasons.

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


  • Multi-functional corps.
  • You can get up to 26 farming experience points with Rhubarb.
  • Great pie recipe with Rhubarb with a selling value of 400 gold.
  • 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.

2. Cauliflower

Stardew Valley best Spring crops
Giant Cauliflower

Due to its profitability, cauliflower ranks high among Stardew Valley’s best spring crops. The seeds mature in 12 days, are available at Pierre’s shop for 80 gold, and can be sold for 175 gold. Cauliflower is one of three crops with the potential to become giant crops, offering multiple harvests regardless of the season. However, this occurrence depends on luck.

Additionally, cauliflowers make an excellent gift for Maru, boosting her favorability, and they are part of the spring crops bundle. They’re also used in the well-liked Cheese Cauliflower recipe by Pam.


  • Affordable cauliflower seeds at Pierre’s shop.
  • Suitable for beginners and advanced players.
  • High-profit margin.
  • Loved by many villagers, especially Maru.
  • Can grow into giant crops, offering extra harvests.
  • Used in quests for potential rewards.


  • Longer growth time compared to some crops, delaying yields.

1. Strawberry

Stardew Valley best spring crop
Field of Strawberry

Strawberries offer incredible value as the top Spring crop. Each seed costs 100 gold, grows in 8 days, and yields strawberries worth 120 gold. What makes them exceptional is their multi-harvest nature. You can harvest every 4 days without replanting, saving costs and ensuring a good profit, especially with luck. Gift Demetrius and Maru, as they love strawberries.


  • Low maintenance, requiring watering every 4 days.
  • Chance of harvesting more strawberries than planted.
  • Multi-harvest capability, providing 1 strawberry every four days


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

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

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Sarim Khan

Sarim is a Finance major, fantasy writer, creative consultant, and professional developmental and line editor. When not writing, Sarim is dreaming about storytelling and gaming. He has worked with Xbox and S&P Global, providing creative consultancy and business development.

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