5 Best Greenhouse Crops In Stardew Valley


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What Are The Best Greenhouse Crops In Stardew Valley?

Many people want to make the most money from their greenhouse crops without having to do completely tedious work. This guide will help you do exactly that as well — save your energy meter AND maximize your in-game efficiency each day.

This article also shares a good greenhouse layout and what plants you need to grow in that layout. You’ll discover which crops are good and which are bad to plant.

If you want to learn how to make the most money in Stardew Valley, then you’ll love this article on the best Stardew Valley Greenhouse crops.

Now… The Best Greenhouse Crops: Planting For Fun And Profit

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Starting Your Greenhouse Crops

To understand the best greenhouse layout to bring in the most profit, we first need to know just how much room we are working with. Your greenhouse is a 10 x 12 plot of land that can hold 120 crops. In order to maximize your profit, you are going to want to pick a crop that doesn’t die after you harvest it.

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.

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.

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

Surprisisgly, 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.

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.

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.

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

For new farmers your best bet is going to be Hops which can be harvested once a day. If it’s not currently available in your game, but you want to get started here is some weekly math for selling your crops:

Easy to Get Plants

Green Bean: 80 x 120= 9,600 a week
Strawberry: 120 x 120 = 14,400 a week
Blueberry: 150 x 120= 18,000 a week
Corn: 50 x 120= 6,000 a week
Hops: 175 x 120= 21,000 a week
Hot Pepper: 80 x 120=  9,600 a week
Tomato: 60 x 120= 7,200 a week
Cranberries: 150 x 120= 18,000 a week
Eggplant: 60 x 120= 7,200 a week
Grape: 160 x 120= 19,200 a week

Later in The Game

Ancient Fruit: 550 x 120= 66,000 a week

These prices are based on selling prices and shipping can be a little bit more per crop. Also, all of these crops have a slight chance of giving you extra harvest with only a few exceptions such as corn.

Next, we need to get your Stardew Valley Greenhouse full of trees. A lot of players don’t realize it, but you can grow 20 trees in your Greenhouse along with your 120 crops. The trees grow outside the crops area, and can give you additional money. To get the most out of your trees make sure you plant them two spaces apart in a square around the crops wooden border. If they are put right beside each other then they will not have enough room to grow. The most profitable trees are the peach and pomegranate with their fruit going for 140G each.

Green Water Efficiency

Energy Levels after watering a full greenhouse

For those of you who don’t like to waste time watering crops each day, there are sprinkler setups. Ideally, you have access to making the iridium sprinklers. Iridium sprinklers can water your whole greenhouse with only 6 units, saving you plenty of time and energy each day. To place iridium sprinklers properly follow this formula from right to left:

Sprinkler Placement: Count in the wooden border around the crop area for a total of 168 workable blocks. Place a sprinkler on the 43th, 48th, and 53th blocks and then again on the 113th, 118th, and 123th space for a total of 6 iridium sprinklers.

This will create a grid that will completely water your crops every day and take the least amount of space up. All you have to do to figure out how much it will affect your crops is by multiplying the cost of one crop’s weekly production by 4 and then subtracting it from the total weekly income, the other two sprinklers are on the border not affecting the growing area.  While it is still up to you if you want to maximize profit by forgoing sprinklers, this system is efficient and makes your game less tedious. Sprinklers also will not affect your tree placement and only really take away from your crops.

Greenhouse Crops

*Additional Tip for best planting the most profitable, best Greenhouse crops: Try to plant all of your crops on the same day to ensure all harvesting occurs at the same time.