Preserves Jar

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Preserves Jar
Preserves Jar.png
Turns vegetables into pickles and fruit into jam.
Information
Source: Crafting
Sell Price: Cannot be sold

Crafting:
Recipe Source: Farming Skill Icon.png Farming (Level 4)
Ingredients: Wood.png Wood (50)Stone.png Stone (40)Coal.png Coal (8)

The Preserves Jar is a type of Artisan Equipment used to make Artisan Goods in Stardew Valley. It takes a single fruit or vegetable and converts it into Jelly or Pickles, respectively.

Preserves Jars consume less time than Kegs, but will usually yield less profit. However, low-value, high-yield crops like blackberries, green beans and corn are actually more profitable in the preserves jar than in the keg, as well as being much faster to process. As an example, corn juice, which is made in the keg, is worth Coin Icon113g, but corn pickles, which are made in the preserves jar, are worth Coin Icon150g. Salmonberry wine, which is made in the keg, is only worth Coin Icon15g, but Salmonberry jelly, which is made in the preserves jar, is worth Coin Icon60g.

Jellies and Pickles are common villager favorites (see Friendship).

A Preserves Jar is the reward for completing the Bundle Teal.png Quality Crops Bundle in the Pantry.

Products

Quality of ingredients makes no difference to the finished product. The value of the finished product is determined using the base value (i.e. with no silver or gold star) of the fruit/vegetable. However, the preserved version is always more profitable than even gold star produce, although the profit margin is lower compared to normal produce.

Image Name Description Ingredients Time Selling Price
Pickles.png Pickles A jar of your home-made pickles. Any vegetable Time Icon.png 4000m(≈3d)[1] Pickles.png2 × Base vegetable Value + 50
Jelly.png Jelly Gooey. Any fruit Time Icon.png 4000m(≈3d)[1] Jelly.png2 × Base fruit Value + 50

Preserves Jar vs. Keg

The Preserves Jar increases the profit of a crop using the following equation: (2 × Base Crop Value + 50); while the Keg multiplies the base value of Fruits by 3, and Vegetables by 2.25. Because of this, low-value, high-yield crops like Corn or Tomatoes are more valuable in the preserves jar. The keg, on the other hand, favors crops with a much higher base value, such as Ancient Fruit or Melons. Below is a list of crops that are more beneficial to be put in the preserves jar.

It should be noted that these calculations ONLY involve the value gained in terms of max profit; if looking at profit per day based on the time required (2 days for the preserves jar, 7 days for the keg, plus aging time if desired), it is ALWAYS more beneficial to use a preserves jar, on the highest value item possible. Even starred crops do not approach the same amount of profit per day in a keg as in the preserves jar. See this reddit post for more details.

Vegetables Fruits
All Vegetables except Hops, Wheat, Pumpkin, and Red Cabbage Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Hot Pepper, Salmonberry

Notes

[1] Processing time calculates differently while sleeping than while awake. 1 hour = 60 minutes when awake but = 100 minutes when sleeping. So if you sleep a whole day, the machine would process 2400 minutes (100 × 24). If you work from 6:00AM till 12:00AM and sleep 6 hours, the machine will process 1680 minutes a day (60 × 18 + 100 × 6). If you work from 6:00AM till 2:00AM and faint 4 hours, the machine will process 1600 mins a day (60 × 20 + 100 × 4).