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Interior of the cave showing a Pomegranate left by fruit bats.
The entrance to the cave near the Greenhouse.

After accumulating Coin Icon25,000g, Demetrius will visit the Farm and inform the player that he would like to use the cave to set up research specimens. He'll give the option to choose between fruit bats (which leave fruit in the cave) or mushrooms. This choice is permanent and cannot be reversed.

Fruit bats

Fruit bats leave various fruit in the Cave on your farm. This is a great option for making Artisan Goods as it gives you a slow but steady supply of fruit even out of season. It also helps complete the Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle in the Pantry in the first year or two, before you have enough money to buy all the necessary Fruit Trees. Fruit Tree fruit make excellent gifts for villagers because they are universal likes, readily accessible early in the game, and do not require a kitchen. Gifting may be the best late-game use for fruit, other than making Artisan Goods, Shipping them, finishing the Bundles, or eating them for extra energy (even though they don't replenish very much health).

Image Name Description Also Found Revenue Recovers Used In
Cherry.png Cherry It's popular, and ripens sooner than most other fruit. Cherry Tree (Spring)
Cherry.png 80g
Cherry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Cherry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Cherry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
160g
Cherry.png

Energy.png38 Health.png17

Cherry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png53 Health.png23

Cherry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png68 Health.png30

Cherry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png98 Health.png44

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
Pomegranate.png Pomegranate Within the fruit are clusters of juicy seeds. Pomegranate Tree (Fall)
Pomegranate.png 140g
Pomegranate.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
175g
Pomegranate.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
210g
Pomegranate.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
280g
Pomegranate.png

Energy.png38 Health.png15

Pomegranate.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png53 Health.png21

Pomegranate.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png68 Health.png27

Pomegranate.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png98 Health.png39

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Bundle Purple.png Enchanter's Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
Peach.png Peach It's almost fuzzy to the touch. Peach Tree (Summer)
Peach.png 140g
Peach.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
175g
Peach.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
210g
Peach.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
280g
Peach.png

Energy.png38 Health.png15

Peach.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png53 Health.png21

Peach.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png68 Health.png27

Peach.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png98 Health.png39

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
Apple.png Apple A crisp fruit used for juice and cider. Apple Tree (Fall)
Apple.png 140g
Apple.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
175g
Apple.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
210g
Apple.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
280g
Apple.png

Energy.png38 Health.png15

Apple.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png53 Health.png21

Apple.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png68 Health.png27

Apple.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png98 Health.png39

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png JellyCranberry Candy.png Cranberry Candy

Bundle Yellow.png Fodder Bundle

Orange.png Orange Juicy, tangy, and bursting with sweet summer aroma Orange Tree (Summer)
Orange.png 100g
Orange.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Orange.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Orange.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
200g
Orange.png

Energy.png38 Health.png15

Orange.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png53 Health.png21

Orange.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png68 Health.png27

Orange.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png98 Health.png39

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
Spice Berry.png Spice Berry It fills the air with a pungent aroma. Foraging (Summer)

Summer Seeds

Spice Berry.png 80g
Spice Berry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Spice Berry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Spice Berry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
160g
Spice Berry.png

Energy.png25 Health.png10

Spice Berry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png35 Health.png14

Spice Berry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png45 Health.png18

Spice Berry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png65 Health.png26

Bundle Yellow.png Summer Foraging Bundle

Summer Seeds.png Summer SeedsWine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
Apricot.png Apricot A tender little fruit with a rock-hard pit. Apricot Tree (Spring)
Apricot.png 50g
Apricot.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Apricot.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Apricot.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
100g
Apricot.png

Energy.png38 Health.png17

Apricot.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png53 Health.png23

Apricot.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png68 Health.png30

Apricot.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png98 Health.png44

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Fruit Salad.png Fruit Salad
Wild Plum.png Wild Plum Tart and juicy with a pungent aroma. Foraging (Fall)

Fall Seeds

Wild Plum.png 80g
Wild Plum.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Wild Plum.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Wild Plum.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
160g
Wild Plum.png

Energy.png25 Health.png11

Wild Plum.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png35 Health.png15

Wild Plum.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png45 Health.png19

Wild Plum.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png65 Health.png28

Bundle Orange.png Fall Foraging Bundle

Fall Seeds.png Fall SeedsPlum Pudding.png Plum Pudding
Blackberry.png Blackberry An early-fall treat. Foraging (Fall)

Fall Seeds

Blackberry.png 20g
Blackberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
25g
Blackberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
30g
Blackberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
40g
Blackberry.png

Energy.png25 Health.png11

Blackberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png35 Health.png15

Blackberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png45 Health.png19

Blackberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png65 Health.png28

Bundle Orange.png Fall Foraging Bundle

Fall Seeds.png Fall SeedsBlackberry Cobbler.png Blackberry Cobbler
Salmonberry.png Salmonberry A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest. Foraging (Spring)
Salmonberry.png 5g
Salmonberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
6g
Salmonberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
7g
Salmonberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
10g
Salmonberry.png

Energy.png25 Health.png11

Salmonberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png35 Health.png15

Salmonberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png45 Health.png19

Salmonberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png65 Health.png28

Mushrooms

Mushroom plots in the cave.

Six plots will be added to the cave where certain types of mushrooms will randomly grow. Five different types will appear, including all four that are required to craft the Life Elixir. Even though Common Mushrooms, Morels, and Chanterelles are the ones that most commonly appear, this is still the best way to craft the elixir as often as possible. This makes the Mushroom option a great one for those who love to go into The Mines, especially since most mushrooms can be hard to find otherwise. This is also a good choice for players that have grown, or plan to grow, fruit trees and do not need the extra fruit provided by the fruit bats.

Cave mushrooms can be harvested daily, but never more than once a day. The six plots begin generating them the morning after Demetrius sets them up, and again every morning after a harvest. Apparent growth time is 10 hours (needs verification), so new mushrooms will not be available until after 4 PM. Like crops, mushrooms that are ready for harvest remain unspoiled until they are harvested. If the player harvests existing mushrooms before 7 AM, there will still be no more available until 4 PM the following day. Thus, if the player goes to bed without harvesting mushrooms that are ready, one day's production is missed.

Image Name Description Also Found Profits Recovers Used In
Common Mushroom.png Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with a good texture. Foraging (Fall)
Fall Seeds
Secret Woods (Fall)
Tapping Mushroom Tree (Spring, Summer & Fall)
Common Mushroom.png 40g
Common Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
50g
Common Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
60g
Common Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
80g
Common Mushroom.png

Energy.png38 Health.png15

Common Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png53 Health.png21

Common Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png68 Health.png27

Common Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png98 Health.png39

Fried Mushroom.png Fried MushroomTom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha SoupStir Fry.png Stir FryFall Seeds.png Fall Seeds
Red Mushroom.png Red Mushroom A spotted mushroom sometimes found in caves. The Mines
Chopping Mushroom Tree
Tapping Mushroom Tree (Spring, Summer & Fall)
Red Mushroom.png 75g
Red Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Red Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Red Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
150g
Red Mushroom.png

Poison.png-50

Red Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Poison.png-70

Red Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Poison.png-90

Red Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Poison.png-130

Bundle Teal.png Dye Bundle

Bundle Purple.png Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir.png Life Elixir
Purple Mushroom.png Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. The Mines
Chopping Mushroom Tree
Tapping Mushroom Tree (Spring, Summer & Fall)
Purple Mushroom.png 250g
Purple Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
312g
Purple Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
375g
Purple Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
500g
Purple Mushroom.png

Energy.png125 Health.png50

Purple Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png175 Health.png70

Purple Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png225 Health.png90

Purple Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png325 Health.png130

Bundle Purple.png Exotic Foraging Bundle

Bundle Blue.png Field Research Bundle

Life Elixir.png Life Elixir
Chanterelle.png Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor.

Secret Woods (Fall)

Chanterelle.png 160g
Chanterelle.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
200g
Chanterelle.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
240g
Chanterelle.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
320g
Chanterelle.png

Energy.png75 Health.png30

Chanterelle.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png105 Health.png42

Chanterelle.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png135 Health.png54

Chanterelle.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png195 Health.png78

Life Elixir.png Life Elixir
Morel.png Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Secret Woods (Spring)
Morel.png 150g
Morel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Morel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Morel.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
300g
Morel.png

Energy.png20 Health.png8

Morel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png

Energy.png28 Health.png11

Morel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png

Energy.png36 Health.png14

Morel.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png

Energy.png52 Health.png20

Fried Mushroom.png Fried Mushroom

Bundle Purple.png Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir.png Life Elixir