There are a lot of items that can be harvested for various purposes in the lovable farming game Stardew Valley. One of these items is an Ancient Fruit, and the exact purpose of this strange fruit is unknown at first glance. Don’t despair: we have the solutions to answering what the Ancient Fruit is and what it is used for.
This guide will explain how to grow and use the Stardew Valley Ancient Fruit. Of course, much like with other fruit, you’ll have to get yourself some seeds to get things started.
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How to Get Ancient Fruit
In order to get yourself an Ancient Fruit in Stardew Valley, you’ll have to plant some Ancient Seeds during the appropriate seasons in the game. This can be accomplished in one of three ways: paying a visit to the Traveling Cart with some gold, utilizing a Seed Maker, or donating the Ancient Seed artifact to Gunther at the Museum.
Where to Get Ancient Seeds
While you may have a general idea of how to obtain the Ancient Seeds, there are a few important notes to keep in mind. Of course, the Traveling Cart can sell them to you for 100-1,000g – if it’s available. It has an incredibly rare chance of appearing in the merchant’s cart, so you might want to repeatedly visit them while they’re around. This is where you can “spam” yourself into the area by entering and exiting until the seeds show up.
The second note to consider is how much of a chance the Seed Maker can produce the seeds from the fruit in question. They are quite slim, though there’s always a good possibility that you’ll garner some seeds from the processing. It’s only a matter of patience if you’re decent at waiting around for excellent results.
Third and lastly, Gunther is always collecting new Artifacts and Minerals. If you donate items to the Museum, you will receive several rewards along the way. Giving away the Ancient Seed Artifact does just that, with Gunther presenting you with a pack of them. Additionally, he’ll provide the recipe for you to refer to at a later time.
How to Plant Ancient Seeds
From there, you can go ahead and start planting these at your Farm or inside the Greenhouse. Begin your farming obligation by planting the seeds on the first day of each new season to ensure a proper 28-day growing period. Just be sure to ignore the Winter season for the Ancient Seed planting; unless you’ve accessed the Greenhouse by now for year-long crops.
These Ancient Fruits can earn the player quite a bit of money depending on their star rating, all of which can be seen listed below. Furthermore, if you have Tiller Profession unlocked, you can also get a 10% boost in the sale price, again depending on the star rating.
Ancient Fruit Star Rating Base Price:
- (No Stars) 550g
- (Silver Star) 687g
- (Gold Star) 825g
- (Iridium Star) 1,100g
Ancient Fruit Star Rating With Tiller Profession:
- (No Stars) 605
- (Silver Star) 756
- (Gold Star) 907g
- (Iridium Star) 1,210g
The Ancient Fruit’s seed variant is also classified as an Artifact. As such, it can be donated to the aforementioned Museum. The fruit also has two other usages beyond just being sold outright: The Ancient Fruit can be made into a jelly and also can be turned into wine. The jelly can be made with the preserves jar, while the wine can be crafted through the use of the keg. The fruit in question here isn’t used in any other recipes.
Both of these Ancient Fruit products can be sold for quite a bit of money, with the wine being the most profitable out of the three options. For more details, check out the list below for all of the prices for both items. Furthermore, similar to the fruit itself, having the Artisan profession unlocked will grant a 40% boost to the sale price, depending on the star rating for both wine and jelly.
Wine Star Rating Base Price:
- (No Stars) 1,650g
- (Silver Star) 2,062g
- (Gold Star) 2,475g
- (Iridium Star) 3,300g
Wine Star Rating With Artisan Profession:
- (No Stars) 2,310g
- (Silver Star) 2,886g
- (Gold Star) 3,465g
- (Iridium Star) 4,620g
Jelly Base Price:
- (No Stars) 1,150g
Jelly With Artisan Profession:
- (No Stars) 1,610g
That’s all we have regarding how to get and what to do with the Ancient Fruit in Stardew Valley. You can alternatively donate to the neglected JojaMart as a part of The Missing Bundle. That, or you can present a fruit to the Pantry for the Rare Crops Bundle. Of course, the choice is up to you, depending on your chosen path in the Valley. Also, make sure not to eat them while you’re out completing your next quest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can you buy Ancient Seeds in order to get Ancient Fruit?
Only the Traveling Cart has Ancient Seeds to sell. Pierre’s General Store and JojaMart will not provide this resource.
Does Fertilizer work on Ancient Fruit?
Indeed, apply your fertilizers as you’re planting the seeds to ensure a faster growing period.
Is Starfruit or Ancient Fruit better for making wine?
Starfruit significantly has a higher value than our Ancient Fruits. Selling prices are increased for more lucrative opportunities.