Fiddlehead Fern: Sources, Uses, and More

If you like hunting wild edible plants for their uses, consider Fiddlehead Fern. Not sure where to look? Here’s a helpful guide that’ll provide helpful info on this item!

The player holding a Fiddlehead Fern in Stardew Valley.
This wild plant has edible shoots!

Foraging for items during Year 1 is one of the most reliable ways of earning extra money for buying seeds. You can find these wild plants anywhere regardless of time, weather, and season. One of them is Fiddlehead Fern – one of many edible greens in Stardew Valley.

In this item guide, we’ll talk about the item, where to find them, and their uses.

What is a Fiddlehead Fern?

Despite being a Foraged Item, this wild plant is categorized as a vegetable. Remarkably, you can receive perks bonus from Tiller, Gatherer, and Botanist professions. Moreover, it’s possible to make a Juice or Pickles out of it using a Preserves Jar and Keg.


How to Find a Fiddlehead Fern?

The player venturing to the Secret Woods and Jungle in finding the Fiddlehead Fern.
Secret Woods and Ginger Island’s Jungle offer a variety of wild forage.

Here are the places you can find this forage:

  • Secret Woods at the Cindersap Forest – Available during Summer only (78%).

  • Ginger Island Jungle Area – All seasons (Ginger Island East).

  • The Mines – While the Shrine of Challenge is activated, you can find them on floors 41 – 79.

  • Skull Cavern – Decent chance to spawn on Prehistoric Floors.

  • Traveling Cart – Sometimes on the inventory and costs 270g-1000g (appears every Friday and Sunday).

Selling Prices

Fiddlehead Fern doesn’t sell high despite its rarity. Even turning it into an Artisan Good won’t generate better profit. Here’s a complete pricing for selling it raw or as Juice and Pickles.

QualitySelling PricesWith TillerPicklesJuice
Normal with Artisan  202g282g


The player holding a Fiddlehead Risotto.
Fiddlehead Risotto – Kent’s favorite.

The forage item is used in one recipe that Kent loves. Here’s the complete recipe:

RecipeIngredientsEnergyEnergy with QSHealthHealth with QSSelling PriceSelling Price with QSRecipe Source
Fiddlehead RisottoFiddlehead Fern (1)• Garlic (1)• Oil (1)+225+405+101+181.8350g525g• The Queen of Sauce, Year 2 Fall 28


In-game prompt of the Sewing Machine and Dye Pots.
Something to make you feel attractive!

Adding this item with a piece of cloth in the spool of the Sewing Machine will make Green Overalls. Also, you can deposit it at the Dye Pots to make a green dye.


Almost everyone likes it except Abigail, Haley, Jas, Sam, and Vincent.


Not used in any quest.


F. F. is used in these bundles:

  • Wild Medicine Bundle at the Crafts Room (Remixed)

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