Golden Walnut

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Golden Walnut
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To the parrots of Ginger Island, this nut is the finest delicacy.
Information
Source: FarmingMiningForagingCombatFishingDigging • Breaking Golden Coconuts
Found in: Ginger IslandBlacksmith
Sell Price: Cannot be sold

Golden Walnuts are the currency of the parrots on Ginger Island. The amount of Golden Walnuts that a player has saved is displayed directly above the wallet in the skills tab. Walnuts are shared amongst players in Multiplayer.

The player can find a total of 130 Golden Walnuts scattered on the island, by exploration, killing monsters, farming, fishing, mining, breaking crates in the Volcano Dungeon, etc.

Once a save file records that 100 Golden Walnuts have been earned (in total), Qi's Room is unlocked.

Parrot Hints

When you interact with the parrot in Leo's hut, it will squawk hints for more walnut locations. Hints update as the player progresses - quantities will change to reflect only unfound walnuts, and hints to walnuts that have already been found will no longer appear.

  • Fire mountain... Hidden down fire river...
  • Buried near bones...
  • Help man in tent...
  • [Quantity] buried in the north...
  • [Quantity] buried in the west...
  • [Quantity] buried in the south...
  • [Quantity] hidden in the north...
  • [Quantity] hidden in the west...
  • Bulging very close by...
  • Stripey slimes to the west...
  • [Quantity] stuck in shelly stones by shore...
  • [Quantity] grow on the farm to the west...
  • [Quantity] deep in the water...
  • [Quantity] hidden in fire mountain treasures...
  • [Quantity] encased in fire mountain gadgets...
  • [Quantity] nutty stone in fire mountain...
  • [Quantity] taken by monsters in fire mountain...
  • Hidden in the pages of the journal...
  • [Quantity] buried... Pirate's cove...
  • Bathing in the heart of the star...
  • Atop fire mountain...
  • Kribbit... Gurrrp...
  • Hidden shrine in rain forest...
  • Inside hard, gold thing...

Walnut Locations

All locations 
All locations created by renya333 [1]
General (All) 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
1 Golden Coconut Golden Coconuts, found anywhere on Ginger Island, can be brought to the Blacksmith back in Stardew Valley to be opened. The first time Clint opens one, it will produce a Golden Walnut.
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5 Fishing A maximum of five Golden Walnuts can be obtained by fishing anywhere on Ginger Island.
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Island East 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
1 Exploration A walnut in a bush is found in the jungle on the path towards Leo's hut.
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3 Puzzle Place a Banana on the altar by the staircase to Leo's hut. A gorilla appears and rewards the player with 3 walnuts.
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1 Puzzle Hit the tree inside Leo's hut with an axe.
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1 Exploration Follow the hidden path in the jungle on the East Island's main area to find the Gem Birds shrine. You will find a walnut to the south of this area.
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5 Puzzle At the upper right of the jungle is a hidden path. Following the stone path from Leo's house stairs leads to a hidden shrine area with four bird statues. Each bird statue is associated with a particular Ginger Island area, as hinted by the carved picture at its base (volcano = north, waves = south, palm tree = east, heart = west).

On rainy days, a Gem Bird will appear in one of the island areas (North, South, East, or West). Approaching the Gem Bird will cause it to fly away and drop a gemstone. The player must place this gemstone on its corresponding altar.

The Gem Birds will always appear in the same locations:

  • North: Below the Island Field Office Tent.
  • East: In the middle of the path in the jungle towards Leo's hut.
  • South: To the bottom-left of the beach as you walk in from the docks.
  • West: To the left of the farm, right next to the pond.

There are five possible gems: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Ruby, and Topaz.

The shrine will activate and reward the player with 5 walnuts once the final gemstone is placed. Once activated, the puzzle cannot be completed to obtain more walnuts (though the altars may still, incorrectly, display plus signs while the player is holding a valid gem).

(Note: The puzzle solution is randomized per game. Gem birds will still appear and drop gems on rainy days even after the puzzle is solved. The gem birds do not have to be found to solve the puzzle.)

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Island West 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
5 Harvesting Harvesting crops on the Ginger Island farm will occasionally yield walnuts, up to a total of 5.
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15 Puzzle The Gourmand Frog will ask you to grow a Melon, a Wheat, then a Garlic in order. Talk to him after fully growing the requested crop to show him the crop and receive 5 walnuts per crop, for a total of 15.

(Note: The three crops may be planted at the same time, but they cannot be harvested until the frog has seen them.)

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1 Journal Scrap #6 Go south from the farm to the beach - you'll see a curved palm tree on the right-most cliff. Dig in the corner where this right cliff meets the cliff extending up into the farm.
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5 Mining Mining the Mussel Nodes will occasionally yield walnuts, up to a total of 5.
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1 Exploration Find the hidden path on the left edge of the shipwreck directly underneath the farm and follow it into the ship. There is a walnut on a plant inside.
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1 Puzzle Catch the green 'whack a mole' critter by covering three of the holes with place-able objects, then hitting it with an Axe or Pickaxe. You can also use a leveled-up watering can to hit the mole.
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1 Exploration Find the blue starfish triangle as depicted in the image on the beach south of the farm. Dig up the center.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration Find the starfish diamond as depicted in the image near the tide pools. It may be partially covered by a large rock. Dig up the center.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration Find the X marked in the sand in the tide pools. Dig up the center.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration Find a diamond of indents in the sand to the bottom-left of the tide pools, near the ocean. Dig up the center.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration A walnut is found behind a coconut tree by the pond west of the farm.
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5 Quest Complete The Pirate's Wife Quest to receive 5 walnuts as part of the reward.
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1 Journal Scrap #4 Dig in the sand north of Birdie's Hut. You will reveal a Quality Bobber and 1 Golden Walnut.
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1 Exploration Walk up the western coast towards Qi's Walnut Room to find a walnut bush to the bottom-right near a cliff.
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1 Exploration Walk up past Qi's Walnut Room through the ocean water to find a walnut bush.
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1 Fighting Killing the slimes in the Tiger Slime Grove may give you up to one walnut.
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1 Exploration A walnut is found behind a mahogany tree in the Tiger Slime Grove.
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1 Exploration Find a circle of grass in the Tiger Slime Grove - it may be hidden behind a Mahogany Tree. Dig up the center.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration A walnut bush is found to the left over the bridge from the Parrot Express' Farm location. It will be partially hidden by a ledge.
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3 Puzzle Complete the Simon Says puzzle in the cave north of Tiger Slime Grove to receive 3 walnuts. Image shows directions from Parrot Express' Farm location.
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1 Exploration Go east from the Tiger Slime Grove and follow the cliff edge, destroying any rocks or weeds in your way. You will arrive at a walnut bush.
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1 Exploration Find a diamond of pebbles to the right of the Parrot Express' Farm location. Dig up the center.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration Go to the right from the Parrot Express' Farm location. You will find a hidden path - following the path to its destination will bring you to a walnut bush.
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1 Exploration Move south from the Parrot Express' Farm location via the left-most edge. You will appear on the cliff overlooking the farmhouse, allowing you to pick the walnut bush there.
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Island North 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
1 Exploration When coming up from southernmost entrance, turn left and dig at the center of stone circle.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration When coming up from southernmost entrance, turn left, go through a hidden path to reach a grove with a walnut bush.
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1 Exploration When coming up from southernmost entrance, turn right and dig at the center of a flower circle.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration When coming up from southernmost entrance, turn right and dig at center of stone circle.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration Dig up sand with unusual texture below and to the right of the Island Field Office.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration When at the dig site, go up the ramp and dig at the center of stone circle.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration When at the dig site, go up the ramp and cross the bridge to the left to find a walnut plant.
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2 Exploration When at the dig site, go up the ramp and turn right. Walk into the cliff's side to take the hidden passage to the bridge (and two walnut plants) beyond.
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6 Island Field Office Complete the Large Animal collection at the Island Field Office.
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3 Island Field Office Complete the Snake collection at the Island Field Office.
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1 Island Field Office Donate a Mummified Frog to the Island Field Office.
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1 Island Field Office Donate a Mummified Bat to the Island Field Office.
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1 Island Field Office Finish Purple Flowers Island Survey to get 1 walnut. The right number is 22.
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1 Island Field Office Finish Purple Starfish Island Survey to get 1 walnut. The right number is 18.
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1 Exploration Walk right from Volcano Dungeon entrance and dig in sand circled by two bushes and an arc of stones.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Journal Scrap #10 Go southwest from the Volcano Dungeon's entrance to a curved palm tree growing out of the cliff's side. Dig just inside the loop of the palm tree.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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1 Exploration To the lower right from the Volcano Dungeon's entrance is a walnut plant hidden by a tree.
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1 Exploration To the upper right from the Volcano Dungeon's entrance is a walnut hidden in tree that can be knocked down using a sling shot.
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1 Exploration Dig up center of stone circle at top left of map where Leo sometimes stands.
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1 Exploration A walnut is found by the Volcano Dungeon though a hidden path at the top left.
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2 Exploration When at the river of lava at the entrance of the Volcano Dungeon, use a Watering Can to make a path to the left. This will lead to an exit that opens up into an area with two bushes.
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17 Mining While in the Volcano Dungeon, up to 17 golden walnuts can be found via opening chests, killing monsters and mining blocks.
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2 Volcano Dungeon Reach the Forge. There will be a walnut plant by the forge's entrance and exit.
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Island South 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
1 Exploration Go through the entrance to Island North, immediately turn right, then go south through a hidden route behind a tree to access the walnut bush visible on the upper cliff in Island South. Note that the Parrot Hint considers this walnut as being hidden in Island North.
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1 Fishing Go to the Island Southeast, accessible after you build the beach resort. Fishing in the starfish-shaped tide pool will yield up to one walnut.
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1 Exploration Go to the Island Southeast, accessible after you build the beach resort. Find a diamond of yellow starfish. Dig up the center.

Note: this can only be done by the host on a multiplayer farm.

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5 Puzzle On a rainy day, go to the Island Southeast, accessible after you build the beach resort. You will see a mermaid on a rock and a set of six rocks on the beach. Place a Flute Block under each set of stones on the shore, then tune them based on the number of stones above them. A large stone symbolizes 5, while a small stone symbolizes 1 (solution here). Once the blocks have been tuned correctly, run past them from left to right.
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3 Puzzle On a non-rainy night after 8 PM on an even day, go to the Pirate Cove, accessible after you build the beach resort. Winning a round of darts will yield a prize of a walnut up to 3 times.
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1 Exploration Go to the Pirate Cove, accessible after you build the beach resort. There will be a patch of exposed dirt among the barrels to the right side of the water. Dig it up.
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Redeem Rewards

Walnuts can be traded with parrots for various rewards.

116 walnuts are needed to unlock all of the rewards, allowing for 14 remaining walnuts to be exchanged for 28 Qi Gems.

Reward Description Location Cost
Ginger Island North Unlock access to the north side of the island. Leo's house Golden Walnut.png 1
Ginger Island West Unlock access to the west side of the island. Ginger Island South Golden Walnut.png 10
Ginger Island Farmhouse Unlock the Farmhouse on the west side of the island, which can be used to sleep in to pass the day without leaving the island. Ginger Island West Golden Walnut.png 20
Farmhouse Mailbox Allow players to access their mail without leaving the island. Ginger Island Farmhouse Golden Walnut.png 5
Farm Obelisk Allow players to teleport back to the farm, similar to a warp totem. Ginger Island Farmhouse Golden Walnut.png 20
Island Dig Site Repair the bridge to access the island dig site. Ginger Island North Golden Walnut.png 10
Island Trader Unlock the Island Trader shop. Ginger Island North Golden Walnut.png 10
Volcano Bridge Unlock a permanent bridge into the volcano so that players no longer have to have their watering can to get in. Volcano Dungeon entrance Golden Walnut.png 5
Volcano Exit Shortcut Unlock an escape shortcut from level 5 of the Volcano Dungeon, allowing quick access to Island North. Volcano Dungeon level 5 Golden Walnut.png 5
Island Resort Unlock a beach resort. NPCs from the town will occasionally come to visit the resort. This also unlocks Island Southeast and the Pirate Cove. Ginger Island South Golden Walnut.png 20
Parrot Express Unlock a fast travel system to quickly get around the island. Ginger Island Golden Walnut.png 10
Qi Gem.png Qi Gem (2) Exchange remaining Walnuts for Qi Gems.

Only available after buying all other upgrades.

Qi's Walnut Room Golden Walnut.png 1

Notes

The parrot in Leo's hut provides hints for 123 out of 130 walnut locations with the exception of:

  • 1 on the southern bush in the Gem Birds shrine area
  • 3 for placing a banana on the altar in the east, by the staircase to Leo's hut
  • up to 3 rewarded for winning the Darts Game.

History

  • 1.5: Introduced.