Best Greenhouse Crops


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You’ve finally done it. You completed the Pantry Bundle or doled out some heavy cash to repair that shack idling on your farm. Great, you think to yourself, now what?

Now’s time to get planting! Grab your tools and get ready to harvest the top 5 plants for your Stardew Valley greenhouse.

5)  Coffee Beans

Normally, coffee only grows in the spring and summer. You need 5 coffee beans and a Keg to brew yourself a delicious cup o’ joe. They sell for 15-30g.

picture of greenhouse crops - coffee bean
coffee bean crop stardew valley

The Good:

  • Coffee can add +1 to your speed for almost 1.5 minutes real time
  • Blossoms every 2 days after the initial 10 day maturation

The Not So Good:

  • Requires an extra item (Keg) to make edible
  • Difficult to acquire: 1% drop rate from dust sprites and 25% chance of appearing on the Traveling Cart

4) Melon

Melons only grow in one season—summer—so being able to grow them in your greenhouse year-round will help you reap its benefits. It sells for 250-500g.

picture of melon as a greenhouse crop
Stardew valley melon crop

The Good:

  • Used in Fruit Salad and Pink Cake, the game’s top health-restorative foods
  • Can be bought easily at Pierre’s or Joja Mart

The Not So Good:

  • Yields only 1 plant per seed
  • Takes 12 days to mature and must be replanted

3) Pineapple

Surprisingly, you can grow this tropical plant on the farm or find it anytime on Ginger Island’s Farm. It sells for a whopping 300-600g.

picture of pineapple as a greenhouse crop
Stardew pineapple crops

The Good:

  • Provides 138-358 Energy
  • Sale price is one of the highest profits in the game

The Not So Good:

  • Requires 1 Magma Cap mushroom to purchase and can only be bought at the Island Trader
  • Long maturation time of 14 days

2) Sweet Gem Berry

Sweet Gem Berry crops only grow in the Fall. You must also purchase a special Rare Seed from the Traveler’s Cart between 600-1,000g.

sweet gem berry greenhouse crop pic
Sweet Gem Berry picture

The Good:

  • Sells for an impressive 3,000-6,000g
  • Earns you a high 64 Farming XP

The Not So Good:

  • Only sold in summer at its highest price, or with a 1.26% chance during other seasons
  • Takes 24 days to mature

1) Ancient Fruit

Ancient Fruit seeds can be bought for between 100-1,000g. It’s also a potential drop item from the Artifact Spots. It usually cannot be cultivated in winter.

ancient fruit pic
picture of ancient fruit Stardew Valley

The Good:

  • Sells for an incredible 550-1,110g
  • Yields a fruit every 7 days after maturation

The Not So Good:

  • Can easily end up selling at a loss if you bought high and produced lower quality fruit
  • Matures only after 28 days

You should also consider using the greenhouse to grow crops for villager gifts or to have on hand for repeating Bulletin Board quests. This will allow you to build relationships with villagers faster or earn some extra cash.

Truly, the best crops are the ones that spark joy for you and your gameplay style.