Stardew Valley’s Best Spring Crops for a Fruitful Blossom

When you first begin your journey in Stardew valley, you’ll be greeted by the sight of lush green grass. Pink petals float in the air on some days, indicating the prevalence of spring. A strong start in the game can help one save time and resources, which will help you get through the following seasons better.  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 Valleys best fall crops to help you maximize profit and make every day count.

You may also want to check out the best crops to plant in Fall.

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 for success early.

5. Parsnips

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.

Stardew Valley best spring crop
Harvesting Parsnip

 

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

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.

3. Rhubarb

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.

Stardew Valley best spring crop
Buying Rhubarb seeds

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 quick.

2. 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.

Stardew Valley best Spring crops
Giant Cauliflower

Also, cauliflower is one of three crops in the game that has the potential of growing 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 favorite gift of 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.

1. Strawberry

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.

Stardew Valley best spring crop
Strawberry fields

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.

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?


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.
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