Ancient Seed

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Ancient Seed
Ancient Seed.png
It's a dry old seed from some ancient plant. By all appearances it's long since dead...
Artifact Spots:
Monster Drops: Bug.png Bug (0.5%)Cave Fly.png Cave Fly (0.5%)Grub.png Grub (0.5%)Mutant Fly.png Mutant Fly (0.5%)Mutant Grub.png Mutant Grub (0.5%)
Other Sources: Fishing Treasure Chest.png Fishing Treasure ChestArtifact Trove.png Artifact TroveDeconstructor.png Deconstructor
Donation Reward:
Sell Price: Gold.png5g
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This article is about the artifact. For the fruit seed, see Ancient Seeds.

The Ancient Seed is an Artifact that can be found by digging up an Artifact Spot in Cindersap Forest or the Mountains (including the Quarry), or obtained inside Fishing Treasure Chests and Artifact Troves. It is also a rare drop from Bugs, Grubs, Cave Flies, Mutant Flies, and Mutant Grubs (0.5%). It can also be found cutting down foliage in Prehistoric Floors. Placing a packet of Ancient Seeds.png Ancient Seeds in a Deconstructor yields an Ancient Seed.

This artifact can be crafted into viable seeds that can be planted to grow an Ancient Fruit in Spring, Summer and Fall, or in the Greenhouse.


The only productive use of the first Ancient Seed artifact that you find is donating it to the Museum. The item contributes to the total count of Museum donations.

See Gunther (behind the counter) to collect your reward for the donation. It includes one pack of (plantable) Ancient Seeds, plus the recipe that is needed to craft any further Ancient Seed artifacts you find into more seeds.


Villager Reactions


Ancient Seed is not used in any bundles.


Image Name Description Ingredients Recipe From
Ancient Seeds.png Ancient Seeds Could these still grow? Ancient Seed.png Ancient Seed (1) Donating Ancient Seed to the Museum


Ancient Seed is not used in any quests.


Ancient Seed is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the Brown Suit. Shirt237.png


  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.4: Updated sprite, added Artifact Trove as a source. Can now be used in Tailoring.
  • 1.5: Artifacts are now liked by the Dwarf and Penny, disliked by all other NPCs.