How to get ancient fruit in Stardew Valley

A rare seed to grow in your garden.

The ancient fruit is a harvestable item in Stardew Valley that you can place in the garden and have it grow after nearly a month of having it on your land. You can choose to gift it to several friends in Pelican Town or sell it for profit. It’s not used in any available recipes, so your options are limited, but it’s a decent item for those looking to turn a straight profit. Where do you get ancient fruit seeds to grow it?

There are a few ways for you to obtain ancient fruit seeds to plant. The best way to grab them is to find them for sale by the Traveling Cart, which appears at the southwest portion of the map, next to your farm, in the Cindersap Forest on Fridays and Sundays. The traveling merchant who owns the cart will have them for sale for anything between 100 to 1,000 gold pieces. Hopefully, the merchant sells for it at a lower price so you can gain the most profits from the exchange.

Alternatively, you can also acquire ancient fruit seeds by giving crops to the Seed Maker. There’s a small chance an ancient fruit seed will pop out, but it doesn’t happen often. Additionally, when you donate an ancient seed artifact to Gunther at his museum, he gives you the seeds to plant in your garden. This only occurs once, though. However, Gunther also teaches you the crafting recipe to learn how to craft ancient seeds that you can plant from ancient seed artifacts, which you cannot.

Once you plant the ancient seed in your garden, you must wait 28 days for it to grow into a full plant that you can sell. These are the selling prices of an ancient fruit, based on its quality.

  • 500G – Basic
  • 687G – Silver
  • 825G – Gold

You earn more money if your character is the tiller profession.

  • 605G – Basic
  • 755G – Silver
  • 907G – Gold