Carl's Guide to Stardew Valley

Gameplay Strategy and Farm Management

Stardew Valley: Spring Crops

Crop Growth Times, Sell Prices, and Profit Per Day

The following are a list of all spring crops in Stardew Valley and their prices at base value. There are also growth times listed along with the seed cost at the general store. These are listed with the highest value crops first, so that you know what is most profitable. Fertilizer will make these even more profitable. Do keep in mind turnaround times when a season first starts if you're broke. You may want to plant something fast with a decent profit then go for mass-production of the most profitable fruit or vegetable so you can afford to buy more seeds for the profitable crop.

Click to learn more about Farming in Stardew Valley. Additionally, you may find it helpful to know what crops to grow for each season's bundles.

Spring Crops in Stardew Valley

GrowsSellProfit$ per day
Strawberry$1008 days$120$20$11.67/day
Strawberries are only available at the Spring Egg Festival and continue to produce every 4 days after matured. If planted at the start of next spring, they would yield $720 worth of strawberries by end of spring and have an even higher profit margin.
Rhubarb$10013 days$220$120$9.2/day
Rhubarbs are available via bus to the desert, only after you've completed the Vault Bundles (one of the last) at the Community Center.
Potato$506 days$100$50$8.3/day
Potatoes have a 25% chance at a 2nd potato when harvested, so we multiply the base value of $80 by an additional 25% to get this number.
Cauliflower$8012 days$175$95$7.9/day
Cauliflower can become a giant crop by being placed in a 3x3 grid, yielding double. Having larger patches makes this more likely to happen at least once.
Kale$706 days$110$40$6.6/day
Green Bean$6010 days$40-$20$6.4/day
Green beans are bugged and do not produce more than 1 for now. This makes them a loss if harvested only once. To get the value of 6.4/day, you must plant them at the beginning of the season for 6 total harvests.
Garlic$404 days$60$20$5/day
Parsnip$204 days$35$15$3.7/day
Jazz Flower$307 days$50$20$2.8/day
Tulip$206 days$30$10$1.67/day

Based on this information, Potatoes are the most profitable produce available to a new player in Spring. Making enough money by the Spring Festival on the 13h, you could earn a lot on Strawberries the next year, but that requires a couple good Potato harvests and some other money-making beforehand.

Bear in mind that some foods are used in cooking recipes, so you do have reason to grow the less profitable crops. Also some are used in Bundles and will be needed to finish the Community Center.

See also: Crops (All), Summer Crops and Fall Crops

Stardew Valley 1.1 Changes

Stardew Valley is now version 1.1, which comes with some significant changes. I have some updating to do as a result. Certain fruits (such as blueberries/cranberries) have had their sell prices reduced significantly to give players more reason to grow other produce. This makes tables with sales values wrong. I will fix them as soon as possible. You can see the full list of change notes here.

Stardew Guide Progress

My Stardew Valley Guide coverage has just begun as of July 8, 2016. I plan to put out pages regularly until I've covered most topics. For now I've completed guides on:

Skills & Unlocks New
Cows & Milk New
Gifts for Villagers (Hearts)
Combat New
The Skull Cavern New
The Desert New
Trees & Tappers New
Foraging New
The Secret Woods
Beginner's Guide New
Stardew Valley Tips
Crops to Grow for Bundles