With the recent release of Stardew Valley’s 1.5 update, the game is going bananas! Not that it wasn’t already crazy before, but now the game is literally getting the actual banana fruit. Yup, you can now get more potassium in your video game diet. You can now plant banana trees to further diversify your crops, but just how do you plant and grow a banana tree?
How to Grow a Banana Tree in Stardew Valley
The Banana Tree can be purchased from the Island Trader for 5 Dragon Teeth. It can also be found in a Golden Coconut when broken. The Banana tree takes 28 days to reach maturity. After reaching maturity it will produce one banana each day during the Summer in Stardew Valley. The banana tree will produce one Banana each day year-round on Ginger Island.
The Banana Tree will only grow in the center of a 3×3 section of land, and must not overlap another. For each full year after maturing, a Banana tree will produce higher quality fruit, up to iridium star quality after three years. Note that the 3×3 square around the tree doesn’t have to be kept clear once the tree has fully grown.
Bananas are being added to the game after a poll held by the game’s developer, ConcernedApe. He gave a list of different fruits on Twitter and asked the fanbase to vote on which one that they wanted to be added to the game: Bananas, Mangos, Avocados and Passionfruits.
Naturally, the chad Banana won out with over 30 percent over the overall vote. Mango came in a close and respectable second place with 29.3 percent of the vote. Avocados got third with 26.5 percent of the vote. Passionfruit had a pretty bad showing, only being able to get 13.6 percent of the vote.
Both first and second place got to be added to Stardew Valley which means players get both bananas and mangos.
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