Can You Plant Turnips In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Turnips Animal Crossing: New Horizons Screenshot

After buying garden-grown root vegetables from Daisy Mae each Sunday, you may be left wondering if you can plant turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The short answer to that question is no. Unlike the apples, cherries, pears and peaches that you can bury in the ground to sprout fruit-bearing trees, there is no way to start growing your own turnips on your deserted island paradise.

This is because Nintendo does not want you to start endlessly growing turnips to the point that you won’t ever have to worry about your mounting debts to Tom Nook.

Sold in bundles of 10, you can choose to invest your Bells to buy turnips from Sow Joan’s Stalk Market every week with the chance to make a profit from your purchase.

You will be able to sell them to Timmy and Tommy in Nook’s Cranny when you feel like it’s the right time, but you need to make sure that you sell them within a week. Keep them longer than one week and they will become rotten, so be sure to sell them before you reach the next Sunday after you bought them.

Sold at the right time, you will be able to turn a profit on your investment in turnips. Leave it too long, and you may end up missing when they’re at their highest turnip price for that week. Or worse than that, forget about them entirely and you will have wasted all your Bells.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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