The True Hidden Value of Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley

Are you looking to complete the Enchanter’s Bundle on the Bulletin Board in the Community Center? Is the Pomegranate the only thing you’re missing? Well, you’re in luck! Read on to find out about the basics and benefits of Pomegranate trees in Stardew Valley.

Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley Greenhouse
Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley

Players often overlook Pomegranates when starting anew in Stardew Valley. When going the Community Center route, Pomegranates are certainly not high on the list of priorities for the farm, especially at the start. It’s somewhat expensive and challenging to acquire in the early game. However, Pomegranates are a truly valuable fruit in Stardew Valley. In this guide, you’ll know more about Pomegranate Trees— what they are, how to acquire them, where to plant them, and how they mature and develop, including sell prices, Artisan Good production, Gifting, and Bundles.

THE BASICS: Pomegranate Tree

This section will talk about the basics (what, where, how, and why) of Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley.

What is a Pomegranate Tree? The Pomegranate Tree is one of the eight Fruit Trees in Stardew Valley, along with Apricot Tree, Cherry Tree, Banana Tree, Mango Tree, Orange Tree, Peach Tree, and Apple Tree. Fruit trees are planted as saplings and when fully grown produce Fruits. Pomegranate Trees produce one (1) Pomegranate each day during the season of Fall and can accumulate three (3) Pomegranate fruits for harvest every three (3) days.

Where can you find/plant a Pomegranate Tree? Pomegranate Saplings can be purchased at Pierre’s General Store for 6,000g and the Traveling Cart for 4,500-7,500g. They can also sometimes be found in Treasure Rooms in Skull Cavern. Saplings can only grow into mature fruit-bearing trees if they are planted in the center of a 3 by 3 grid with the surrounding tiles completely empty of any object like pathing, floorings, and even debris like grass and stones. Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley can only be grown in a few select places; namely the main Farm, the Greenhouse, and the Ginger Island Farm.

Pomegranate Sapling Protected by Fencing

How do you plant or harvest Pomegranate Trees? All Fruit Trees including Pomegranate Trees must be planted into untilled soil, which means soil that is not tilled using the Hoe. As mentioned prior, Pomegranate Trees can only grow when planted in the center of a 3 by 3 grid with the surrounding tiles kept completely clear of any objects until the tree’s maturation.

Once you have your Pomegranate Sapling in your inventory selected as well as an empty 3 by 3 space, walk over to where you want your tree to be planted and right-click. Be very sure about your placement before you do this as once the sapling is planted, you cannot get it back or plant it somewhere else. Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley are very expensive and must not be wasted.

Once the tree is fully grown, it will bear one (1) fruit per day in its harvest season, or if planted in the Greenhouse or Ginger Island, every day no matter the season. Fruit Trees will accumulate three (3) fruits after three days. To harvest Pomegranates from a Pomegranate Tree, simply walk up to the tree (with Pomegranates showing at the top of the tree) and right-click to shake it. The Pomegranate fruits will fall and then be automatically collected into your inventory.

Harvest-Ready Pomegranate Tree in the Fall

Why should you plant Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley? When going the Community Center route, Pomegranate fruits are actually quite necessary to complete a few bundles. For instance, the Enchanter’s Bundle on the Bulletin Board requires one (1) Pomegranate. The very same purple fruit is also an option to complete the Artisan Bundle to complete the Pantry.

Pomegranate fruits are one of the options for ingredients to create dyable Relaxed Fit Pants in the Sewing Machine. The purple fruit can also be used as purple dye at The Dye Pots. (The Sewing Machine and Dye Pots can be found in Emily and Haley’s House at 2 Willow Lane.)

Aside from that, Pomegranate Trees are actually one of the most profitable of all the fruit trees along with Banana and Peach Trees. Pomegranate fruits alone sell for 140-280g. With Tiller Profession, the purple fruits can sell 154-308g. When turned into Pomegranate Jelly sells for 330g at its base price and 462g with the Artisan Profession. As always Wine proves the most profitable with the base price for Pomegranate Wine at 420-840g and with Artisan Profession at 588-1176g.

Gifting From Pomegranate trees in Stardew Valley

After completing all the bundles in the Community Center, after creating Relaxed Fit Pants, and even after finding even more profitable fruits to grow, you may ask yourself, why would you still need to grow Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley?

The answer is simple: Gifting! All fruits from Fruit Trees are considered Universal Likes, which means all the Villagers consider Pomegranates as liked gifts. Giving a Pomegranate to a villager will earn you 45 points normally, but these points will increase with the quality of the fruit.

One exception is Elliot though. He loves Pomegranates. Gifting him these purple fruits from Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley will garner 80-960 points depending on the quality of the fruit as well as the event surrounding the gifting. Normally Pomegranates give Elliot 80 points but this is multiplied by 5 at the Feast of Winter Star and by 8 if given on his Birthday.

Befriending the villagers is one of the most rewarding tasks in Stardew Valley. Not only will the game feel richer once you discover the stories behind these characters, you’ll start to feel like you’re a part of something larger than just a farming simulator. Gifting Pomegranates to villagers you meet when you go through your daily tasks will unlock hidden secrets, develop friendships, learn recipes, and complete achievements.

There you have it! These are the basics and benefits of planting and growing Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley. The guide will be updated once there are more relevant information to be discovered about Pomegranate Trees in Stardew Valley. So happy farming, everyone!

Meet the author

Beatrice is an impressionist painter and aspiring writer from the Philippines. She loves journeys across the Gem Sea, Emeralds, and Tulips. Her forever husband is Sebastian and they've been married for six years.

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