Do Trees Grow in Winter in Stardew Valley?


Can trees grow in Winter in Stardew Valley“? This question has been floating around the gaming community for a while.

If you have been playing for a while now, you might have noticed just how popular it is to grow trees in Stardew Valley. And it’s so for a good reason! Trees can be a great source of income and resources (such as Sap, Wood, Hardwood, or even Maple Seeds and Acorns). 

However, how can players actually grow them, and do trees grow in Winter in Stardew Valley? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about growing trees (both common and special) during various seasons!

Don’t forget to take notes, and let’s get started:

Can Tress Grow in Winter in Stardew Valley?

Time for the big question before we dive deeper into taking care of the trees. Can you grow trees in Winter in Stardew Valley? Yes and no. Let us explain.

Generally speaking, your trees won’t grow in the Winter. However, there is one exception that depends on whether you use fertilizer in Stardew Valley. Yes,  if the seed is fertilized, it will still grow. If not, then you will need to wait until the next season! If you’re wondering about specific trees (do mahogany trees grow in Winter in Stardew Valley, do fruit trees or oak trees grow in Winter in Stardew Valley, and more, then the answer stays the same).

All seasons in Stardew Valley are 28 days, so time goes by fast, no worries. If you forgot or chose not to use fertilizer in the game, then you can still focus on other aspects. For example, you can spend more time attending the Winter festivals in Stardew Valley!

How to Take Care of Your Trees

Now that you have learned about fertilizer, let’s talk about how you can take care of various types of trees in Stardew Valley.

Here’s what you need to know:

Harvesting From The Tree

Did you know that the trees can be a great source for many items?

You can get:

  • Wood
  • Hardwood
  • Sap
  • Acorns
  • Maple Seed
  • Pine cone

and more!

That’s why trees can be a great way to ensure that you have passive income! They can be easily overlooked because some players prefer focusing on regular crops.

If you want to make the process of growing trees easier, you could use the previously mentioned fertilizer. With it, your tree will grow on stage every day. That is true for all stages, except the last one, which still takes 2 days.

When Should You Plant Trees in Stardew Valley?

Since we have already discussed if trees grow in Winter in Stardew Valley, when should players actually plant their trees for maximum benefit?

If you don’t use fertilizer, it will take 28 days for the tree to fully grow.

  • Apricot Sapling – You can harvest apricots in the Spring.
  • Cherry Sapling – Harvest cherries in the Spring.
  • Orange Sapling – Harvest oranges in the Summer.
  • Peach Sapling – Harvest peaches in the Summer.
  • Pomegranate Sapling – Harvest pomegranates in the Fall.
  • Apple Sapling – Harvest apples in the Fall.

Meaning, you need to plant trees 28 days (or one season) before the time when you should start harvesting all the resources from the trees.

Trees Outside the Farm: Are They the Same?

No matter what is the season, you will see trees all around the map. Do these trees differ at all from the ones on your farm? Yes!

You might see trees everywhere from the mountains to the bus stop. The interesting thing is that there are some places where you can cut down the trees and where you can’t interact with them at all!

If you find yourself somewhere near the Cindersap forest, the mountain, bus stop, or even the railroad, you can interact with the common trees. However, if you’re in the Town, there’s nothing you can do!

Now you’re fully behind to start your tree planting journey! It’s even easier than it might sound, and it’s a great way get yourself some resources and Gold in the game. To be fair, it even makes your land look better!

When it comes to choosing a tree for the farm, you can mostly do that according to your wishes! All trees will bring a great income, so start planting them (during the right season!) and enjoy everything they can bring you.

While you’re preparing to start planting and harvesting, take a look at a few more guides that will be useful:

Meet the author

"Ever since I started playing Stardew Valley, I wanted to find the best tips and tricks to make the game easier and even more entertaining. That’s why I love sharing my favourite insights with other Stardew fans to see what can be useful both for beginners and experienced players!"

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