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
"Parrots" redirects here. For the parrot found in Pelican Town, see Emily's 4-heart event.

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.

Qi's Room is unlocked only when a save file records that 100 Golden Walnuts have been earned (in total), not the moment that the 100th walnut is found.

Parrot Hints

Interacting with the parrot in Leo's hut will cause it to squawk hints for more walnut locations. Hints update as the player progresses - quantities change to reflect only unfound walnuts, and hints to walnuts that have already been found 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 
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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 produces 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 From the foot of the stairs to Leo's hut, follow the path eastward along a hidden passage to the Gem Bird Shrine. There is a walnut to the south of the shrine.
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5 Puzzle There are four bird statues at the center of the Gem Bird Shrine. 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 single Gem Bird appears in one randomly-selected region of the island (North, South, East, or West). Approaching the Gem Bird causes it to fly away, dropping a gemstone as it does so. The player must collect this gemstone and place it on the bird statue at the shrine that corresponds to the island region in which the Gem Bird appeared.

Gem Birds always appear in at the specific location for their associated island region:

  • North: South of the Island Field Office Tent.
  • East: In the middle of the path in the jungle towards Leo's hut.
  • South: To the southwest of the beach near the docks.
  • West: West across the river from the farm, east of Birdie's Hut, at the pond.

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

Once the final gemstone is placed, the shrine activates and rewards the player with 5 golden walnuts, completing the puzzle and fulfilling all the related game requirements. The puzzle cannot be completed again to obtain more walnuts, although the statues may still (incorrectly) display plus signs while the player is holding a valid gem near one. Gem birds still appear and drop gems on rainy days even after the puzzle is solved, giving the player the option to collect and keep them, as desired.

Note: The puzzle solution is randomized per game.

Note: The gems placed do not need to be the same ones dropped by the birds - a gem of the correct type from any source will work.

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Island West 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
5 Harvesting Harvesting crops on the Ginger Island farm occasionally yields golden walnuts, up to a total of 5.
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15 Puzzle After the farmhouse is repaired, the player may talk to the Gourmand Frog. The frog then asks the player to grow a Melon, a Wheat, and a Garlic, in that order. When a crop is mature, leave it unharvested and talk to the frog again to show him the crop. The reward is 5 golden walnuts per crop. Harvest each crop after receiving its reward. The three crops yield a total of 15 walnuts.

Note: All three crops may be planted at any time, together or separately, but they must be presented to the frog in order one at a time and each crop can be harvested only after the frog has seen it and rewarded the player.

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1 Journal Scrap #6 Go south from the farm to the southeast corner of the beach where there is a curved palm tree on the eastern cliff. Dig in the corner tile where the eastern cliff meets the northern cliff adjacent to it.
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5 Mining Mining the Mussel Nodes yields occasional walnuts, up to a total of 5.
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1 Exploration Locate the shipwreck at the southwest side of the beach south of the farm. Find the hidden path at the wreck's west corner and follow it into the ship. There is a walnut on a plant inside.
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1 Puzzle Locate the mole at the southeast side of the beach south of Birdie's hut. Lock it into a single hole by covering the other three holes with placeable objects. Then "whack the mole" by hitting it with the Axe, Pickaxe, or Watering Can to receive a golden walnut. The placeable objects can then be removed. Alternatively, an upgraded Watering Can can be used to whack the mole without covering the other holes.
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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 to find 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 yield 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, likely 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 From the farm's Parrot Express station, proceed west over the bridge across the river and find a walnut bush partially hidden by the southern wall.
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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 the farm's Parrot Express station.
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1 Exploration Go east from the Tiger Slime Grove and follow the cliff edge, destroying any rocks or weeds along the way. At the end of the path is a walnut bush.
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1 Exploration Dig the center of the diamond-shaped pebbles to the east of the farm's Parrot Express station.

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

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1 Exploration East of the farm's Parrot Express station, follow the hidden path that jogs eastward and northward. At its ultimate extent is a walnut bush.
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1 Exploration South of the farm's Parrot Express station, go south along the cliff and bend eastward overlooking the farmhouse, to the walnut bush.
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Island North 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
1 Exploration Atop the stairs at the Island North entrance, turn west 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 Atop the stairs at the Island North entrance, turn west into the hidden passage to reach a grove with a walnut bush.
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1 Exploration Atop the stairs at the Island North entrance, move northeast to the grassy area and dig at the center of a circle of flowers.

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

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1 Exploration Atop the stairs at the Island North entrance, go northeast to the circle of flowers in the grassy area, then turn east and move onward to another grassy area. Dig at the center of the circle of stones.

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

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1 Exploration Southeast of the Island Field Office, find the patch of sand with unusual texture and dig for the buried golden walnut.

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

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1 Exploration Up the north steps of the dig site, dig at the center of the stone circle.

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

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1 Exploration Up the north steps of the dig site and west across cross the bridge there is a walnut plant.
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2 Exploration Up the north steps of the dig site and east through the hidden passage in the cliff, the path emerges to a bridge eastward 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 Southeast of the Volcano Dungeon's entrance, find the walnut plant hidden by a tree.
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1 Exploration Eastward from the Volcano Dungeon entrance, dig in the 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 Exploration Northeast of the Volcano Dungeon entrance is a curved tree protruding high from the side of the Volcano. The walnut hidden in that tree can be knocked down using a sling shot.
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1 Journal Scrap #10 Southwest of the Volcano Dungeon's entrance is a curved palm tree growing out of the cliff's side. Dig the tile that is visible 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 Dig at the center of the circle of stones at the extreme northwest of the map, a location where Leo sometimes stands.
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1 Exploration At the extreme northwest of the map, west of the volcano, proceed west along the wall and a notch north through the hidden passage westward. Find a walnut in the secluded bush.
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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 long path westward. Extend the path southward to the landing near the river's end. Exit the volcano south into an open 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 are two walnut plants, at the forge's entrance and at its exit.
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Island South 
Quantity Type of Discovery How to Find Image
1 Exploration Go up the stairs to Island North, immediately turn east, 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 the beach resort is built. 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 the beach resort is built. 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 the beach resort is built. There will be a mermaid on a rock and a set of five 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 the beach resort is built. 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 the beach resort is built. Dig up the patch of exposed sand among the barrels east of the water.
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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.

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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.

Bugs

Occasionally the game may miscount the number of Golden Walnuts obtained, leaving the count at 129/130, when all walnuts have actually been found. The workaround is to open a chat window (with ? or T on PC) and enter /recountnuts.

History

  • 1.5: Introduced.