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The Fall season is commonly associated with the harvest, and the same is true in Stardew Valley. A season of festivals, foraging, and more, Fall is perhaps one of the most valuable times in the game.

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Part of what makes it so valuable is, of course, the variety of crops to grow in the season. Indeed, Fall has an abundance of crops, both multi-harvest or single harvest, and most of said crops pull in quite the profit! This is when you should really try to cash in on crop production, because Winter is a hard time when it can be tough to generate revenue, especially in the early years.

But even then, not every crop is worth growing. So, these are the best and worst crops to grow in Stardew Valley's autumn.

Updated on November 25, 2021 by Michael Christopher: We've reformatted the layout of this list to frontload the most important information in easily-digested charts. We've also reorganized it for readability and to make it even more helpful in deciding which crops to grow.

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Fall Crops to Avoid

Some of these crops still turn an okay profit or serve their use in other ways, but if you're going for the most bang for your buck, they're better left as seeds.

Bok Choy

Stardew Valley Bok Choy
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 50g
JojaMart (no membership) 62g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 80g
Silver 100g
Gold 120g
Iridium 160g
Growing Cycle
4 days Single harvest

The best way to describe Bok Choy is "mediocre." It's not the most expensive seed and it doesn't have the longest growth time, but it also generates very little profit. It's not used in any bundles, and the "Help Wanted" requests are the only quests that ask for Bok Choy.

As a gift, it follows the patterns of usual vegetables, being liked by all but five villagers, and it's only used in one cooking recipe (Super Meal) with an okay buff (but there are far better recipes with far better crops). The Bok Choy isn't terrible, but it is bland. Why settle for a bland crop when there are so many better options?

Amaranth

Stardew Valley Amaranth
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 70g
JojaMart (no membership) 87g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 150g
Silver 187g
Gold 225g
Iridium 300g
Growing Cycle
7 days Single harvest

Amaranth is sort of forgettable when it comes to Stardew Valley crops. It's not terrible, but it's not great; it's not useless, but it's not super useful either. It's just kind of... there. If you decide to grow it, you can enjoy middling profits, but it's not likely to be the foundation on which your empire is built.

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You can use Amaranth to make the Salmon Dinner recipe, which doesn't offer any skill buffs, and it can potentially be requested in the remixed version of the Dye Bundle in the Community Center. You will need to grow at least one Amaranth for Marnie, who requests it as part of a quest. As for profit though, you'll want to stick to something else. Amaranth is fine, but there are so many good Fall crops that you won't want to waste the space. Oh, and Elliott hates it, so don't give it to him if you do have some.

Corn

Stardew Valley Corn
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 150g
JojaMart (no membership) 187g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 50g
Silver 62g
Gold 75g
Iridium 100g
Growing Cycle
14 days Continuous harvest (every 4 days)

Corn is a fascinating crop, in that it's both a multi-harvest and multi-season plant. So it should be a valuable asset, right? But no, this crop barely makes a profit, whether in one or two seasons, that justifies cultivating it. While it is used to complete two standard bundles in the Community Center (Fall Crops and Quality Crops) and a remixed one, potentially (remixed Quality Crops), there's not much use for the plant on its own. It can be turned into a tortilla or oil for cooking more complex recipes, meaning more resources are required before anything the crop makes is really valuable long-term.

As a gift, it's somewhat lacking, given that the usual five villagers dislike it, along with a sixth who absolutely hates it (Pierre). Grow it to complete the Community Center if necessary, or take the route of becoming a JojaMart Member. But it's best not to cultivate any corn, be it Summer or Fall.

Sunflower

Stardew Valley Sunflowers
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 200g
JojaMart (no membership) 125g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 80g
Silver 100g
Gold 120g
Iridium 160g
Growing Cycle
8 days Single harvest; has a chance to drop more seeds

Just like in Summer, the Sunflower is among the worst crops in the entire game. Whether grown in one season or two, you will almost always take a hit to your profits with this crop. It is necessary to complete one bundle for the sake of the game's story, and as a gift, it's decent, appreciated by all but three villagers and even loved by Haley.

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But, it's not used in any requests or cooking, and even though it can be processed into cooking oil, it would still, ultimately, be cheaper to just purchase premade oil instead. So maybe pass up on this plant, as it'll just be a net drain to your fields and profits. If you're looking to grow flowers to make your farm look pretty, though, the Sunflower is a great choice. It looks beautiful and it lasts for two seasons, meaning you won't have to grow new flowers on the changeover from Summer to Fall.

Fall Crops to Grow

Fall is the season of the harvest, and these crops are a testament to that. There are a ton of valuable crops in Stardew Valley's autumnal selection, and these are the best among them.

Fairy Rose

Stardew Valley Fairy Rose
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 200g
JojaMart (no membership) 250g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 290g
Silver 362g
Gold 435g
Iridium 580g
Growing Cycle
12 days Single harvest

From a pure profit standpoint, Fairy Roses are far from the best crops you can grow in Fall. In fact, flowers are typically not great for generating revenue, so it's no surprise that the Fairy Rose might not be either. However, it makes this ranking for its other uses, which catapult it into the group of crops that you should definitely make a little space for whenever Fall rolls around.

First, the Fairy Rose can change the flavor of honey like most other flowers. Just grow it near a Bee House, and the honey produced will become Fairy Rose Honey, which is one of the most profitable items in the game. Next, this flower can be used to create Fairy Dust. This special late-game item will immediately finish the production of any machine when you sprinkle it on. It's absolutely fantastic, and well worth a field of Fairy Roses.

Grape

Stardew Valley Grapes
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 60g
JojaMart (no membership) 75g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 80g
Silver 100g
Gold 120g
Iridium 160g
Growing Cycle
10 days Continuous harvest (every 3 days)

Grapes are a fantastic choice for a Fall crop, reproducing new fruits every three days after maturity. Interestingly, a single Grape of base quality will sell for more than the seeds cost. With many other multi-harvest crops, you have to harvest them more than once to make a profit on your investment, but not with Grapes!

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You can donate a Grape to the Summer Foraging bundle, since they're also foraged items alongside being a growable crop. They're foraged in the Summer, though, so if you missed grabbing one, never fear — you can just grow one in the Fall. Overall, Grapes produce a steady income when grown, even if they aren't the single best crop in the season.

Pumpkin

Stardew Valley Pumpkin
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 100g
JojaMart (no membership) 125g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 320g
Silver 400g
Gold 480g
Iridium 640g
Growing Cycle
13 days Single harvest

Pumpkin seeds are a bit expensive and take a while to grow. But, don't let that be a point of discouragement, as this orange gourd provides a wonderful profit, and valuable asset to complete two standard Community Center bundles (Fall Crops and Quality Crops) and a remixed one (remixed Quality Crops). It can be used in several cooking recipes and one crafting recipe, too, giving it some utility in that regard. Pumpkin Soup is among the best recipes for Mining in the entire game.

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As a gift, whether food or on its own, the Pumpkin is among the better gifts. Only four villagers dislike it, most like it, and even three villagers love the gourd (Abigail, Krobus, and Willy). It's also used in several quests to top it all off, so be sure to plant a patch of pumpkins for Stardew Valley's lovely fall.

Finally, Pumpkins are one of three crops that can grow giant under certain circumstances, which is certainly a fun bonus.

Sweet Gem Berry

Stardew Valley Sweet Gem Berry and Rare Seed
Seed Cost
Location Price
Traveling Cart 1,000g (sometimes less)
Pierre's Not available
JojaMart (no membership) Not available
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 3,000g
Silver 3,750g
Gold 4,500g
Iridium 6,000g
Growing Cycle
24 days Single harvest

The Sweet Gem Berry is among the most expensive seeds in the entire game, and takes all season to grow. So why would anyone want to cultivate this crop? Well, it also generates the highest profits of a single crop, and while not used in any Community Center bundle, recipe, or quest, it is used to acquired a Stardrop, a rare fruit that comes with an amazing buff to your energy bar.

It's also a safe gift, being universally neutral in reception for every villager of the valley. So, is it the best crop? Not exactly. In a vacuum, it's absolutely the best, generating a minimum of 3,000g for each berry produced. The difficulty of acquiring the seeds, the steep overhead cost, and fact that it's a single harvest all prevent it from being the absolute best crop in the game, all factors considered. But, that doesn't mean it's invaluable. In fact, it's easily one of the top crops in the entire game, and come Fall, you should definitely try sowing this sweet plant in their fields!

Cranberry

Stardew Valley Cranberries
Seed Cost
Location Price
Pierre's 240g
JojaMart (no membership) 300g
Produce Sell Price
Quality Price
Normal 75g
Silver 93g
Gold 112g
Iridium 150g
Growing Cycle
7 days Continuous harvest (every 5 days); produces 2 Cranberries per harvest, with a chance to drop extra each time

Berries are always among the most profitable crops within Stardew Valley, and Cranberries are the star of the fall season! With a decent growth rate and price-to-profit, a single plant can earn you a ton of gold. But beyond that, Cranberries also make for decent gifting, and four cooking recipes.

They aren't used in any bundles or quests, meaning it's a purely optional plant to grow, regarding the game's story. But, if you're looking to level your farm's profits up immensely, Cranberries are the best way to do so in many regards. Each plant drops at least two Cranberries when harvested, and there's a one-in-ten chance that they're drop more on top of that. You'll be stocking up so many Cranberries over time that you'll rarely have want or need for any fruit to process into Wine. Even just sold raw, Cranberries turn around a fantastic profit for your initial payment.

You'd be remiss to not grow this Festive fall crop, so be sure to plant a few in the fields.

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