Stardew Valley: Growing Giant Crops Guide

Stardew Valley: Growing Giant Crops Guide

Stardew Valley Giant Crops: How to Grow and Harvest These Massive Marvels

One of the magical secrets in Stardew Valley is the emergence of Giant Crops. Imagine massive versions of your regular crops that drop more produce than usual. It’s like hitting the jackpot! However, not every crop has the potential to become giant, making it a rare and exciting phenomenon.

But fear not! In this comprehensive guide, we will unravel the mysteries of growing your very own Giant Crops. So let’s dive in and cultivate these magnificent marvels!

Updated August 3, 2023 by Jacqueline Zalace: We’ve spruced up the formatting of this guide for your reading pleasure. Plus, we’ve got some spiffy new examples of giant crop farm layouts. Enjoy!

What Are Giant Crops?

Giant Crops

Giant Crops are the result of combining specific crops in a particular way. Here are the crops that have the potential to become gigantic:

Crop Growing Season Seed Price (At Pierre’s)
Cauliflower Spring 80g
Melons Summer 80g
Pumpkins Fall 100g

When you harvest these three crops as giant versions, they yield a whopping 15 to 21 regular-sized crops. Talk about a bountiful harvest!

How to Grow and Harvest Giant Crops

3x3 Grid

Growing Giant Crops is surprisingly simple, but it does require a sprinkle of luck (not the in-game Luck stat, unfortunately). Here’s the step-by-step guide:

  1. Choose one of the eligible crops: Cauliflower, Melons, or Pumpkins.
  2. Plant the seeds in a 3×3 grid.
  3. Water them as you would with regular crops.
  4. Now, here’s the exciting part: wait! If you continue watering the crops every day after they fully grow, there’s a one percent chance each day that they’ll combine into a Giant Crop.

To harvest your colossal creation, grab any type of axe and give the Giant Crop three mighty whacks. It will burst open, revealing 15 to 21 of the respective crop.

Giant Crop Growing Information

Stardew Valley Giant Crops

Valley Exclusivity

Giant Crops refuse to grow in the Greenhouse, Garden Pots, or on the Island Farm. This means you can only witness the awe-inspiring sight of these colossal creations when grown outside on your farm, within their respective seasons. So prioritize one crop per season instead of growing all three simultaneously.

Living Beyond The Season

Giant Crops are resilient! They won’t wither away at the end of the season, not even in Winter. They’ll linger indefinitely until you remove them. Consider strategically planting one of the three seed types, turning it into a decorative giant crop. For example, create a magnificent attraction by blocking off a 3×3 area near the Greenhouse with a giant crop as its centerpiece.

Using Fertilizer

Sadly, using fertilizer that improves crop quality does not increase your chances of growing Giant Crops. No amount of fertilizer magic will help here. So keep your fingers crossed, exercise patience, and let nature work its wonders.

Giant Crop Farm Layouts

Lastly, let’s explore efficient farm layouts that foster the growth of Giant Crops.

If you’re not keen on watering your crops manually, we recommend deploying Iridium Sprinklers—the largest sprinkler size available.

Giant Crop Layout Example

A Giant Crop occupies a 3×3 area, while the Iridium Sprinkler covers a 5×5 area with the middle tile occupied by the sprinkler itself. So, to ensure the crops you want to become giants receive their daily dose of H2O, you’ll need an additional sprinkler. This can be accomplished either manually or by utilizing another sprinkler.

Player Next to Giant Melon Crop

Above all, remember the key ingredient to growing Giant Crops: patience! Once your crops reach full maturity, they still have a chance to transform into giants. So leave those Cauliflowers, Melons, or Pumpkins in place, making sure they receive regular watering. The rewards might surprise you before the season ends.

NEXT: Stardew Valley: Best Crops To Grow On Ginger Island