Melon: Growing, Selling, and More

Are you looking for the perfect crop for hot weather? If it’s profit during your first year, a Melon can help you. And in this item guide, we’ll share related valuable tips and tricks.

The player holding a Melon in a huge Melon Farm.
Melons in Stardew Valley.

It’s Summer season in Stardew Valley, which means you’ll have to clear debris, till the soil, and load fertilizers into sprinklers. The task is exciting, but the spark won’t last even after you’re done preparing the farmland. But don’t worry. Juicy crops this season will compensate for your hard work.

One of the best crops in-game is Melons – what is it, and what can you get from it? We’ll talk about the basics in this simple guide.

What’s a Melon?

After Spring, a Melon will come in handy because it sells great during the humid season. If Starfruit is not a choice yet, you can opt for this fruit crop, the second highest-profiting during Summer.

With a bit of luck and patience, you can get a giant Melon that gives you more drops. It’s one of three plants with chances to become big alongside Cauliflowers and Pumpkins.

Here’s a table of the consumable fruit’s healing effects:

Melon’s QualityEnergyHealth

How to Grow a Melon?

The player in four frames interacting with Pierre, the Traveling Cart, JojaMart, and the Night Market Boat.
Four shops are open for the player in buying seeds.

Before planting the crop, you’ll need its seeds. There are eight ways to start:

  • Pierre’s General Store – 80g
  • JojaMart – 100g
  • Traveling Cart near the Secret Woods at Cindersap Forest – 120g – 1000g
  • Magic Shop Boat at the Night Market – 80g
  • Local Museum reward by donating ten items to Gunther – 9 seeds
  • Treasure Rooms inside Skull Cavern – 5 – 20 seeds
  • Seed Maker

It’s possible to grow the plant by using Mixed Seeds during Summer. However, it’s by chance, like placing Melons on Seed Makers

Once you have Pierre’s Missing Stocklist, you can purchase seeds for 120g if it’s out of season. The buying price is higher than JojaMart, so it’s better to stockpile before the end of Summer or Night Market for the lowest price.

Without any fertilizers or the Agriculturist profession, you can harvest a fresh Melon on the 12th day. Consider investing in the two growth factors since it’s worth every gold. Otherwise, the Ginger Island Farm or Greenhouse is your best bet to keep it at an average pace.

Want to speed up things? Refer to this table to see a side-by-side comparison between growth-enhancing fertilizers and the profession in Stardew Valley.

FertilizerGrowth Percentage (%)No. of DaysGrowth Percentage with Agriculturist (%)No. of Days with Agriculturist
Deluxe Speed-Gro25%1035%8
Hyper Speed-Gro33%943%7

Hyper Speed-Gro is a huge game-changer when growing the juicy crop. Within a week, you’ll have the first harvest for selling or making into artisan goods. It’ll make your Kegs occupied with a steady supply, although it’s not the best fruit for a lucrative wine-making business.

Selling Prices

An in-game prompt of every Melon and their artisan goods' selling prices.
The numbers are not bad for beginners.

Instead of consuming this fruit in Stardew Valley, think twice about the price before you do so with this table:

QualityNormalWith TillerWineWine with ArtisanJellyJelly with Artisan


The Fruit Salad and Pink Cake in Stardew Valley.
Fruit Salad and Pink Cake.

One Melon is an ingredient in making a Fruit Salad. Its recipe is available by watching The Queen of Sauce on Year 2 Fall 7 and sells for 450g. It replenishes +263 Energy and +118 Health.

The fruit is also used in making a Pink Cake which restores +250 Energy and +112 Health and sells for 480g. However, you’ll need its recipe first by tuning to the same channel in Year 2 Summer 21.


An in-game prompt of the Sewing Machine and Dye Pots with the Melon.
Either sew a clothing item or make way for Red Dyes!

Partner one Cloth and this crop to get the Dyeable Shorts. You can also use it as a Red Dye for Dye Pots.


Among every Stardew Valley villager, Penny loves this fruit the most.


Melons are used in two missions:

  • Crop Research. Demetrius will mail a request for one sample during Summer 20. As a reward, you’ll earn 550g and one friendship heart.
  • Help Wanted on Pierre’s General Store. During Summer, some random villagers will request the fruit for 750g and 150 affinity points.


You may use a Melon in the Summer Crops Bundle and Quality Crops Bundle in the Pantry.

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