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A special type of plant that grows in shady areas.
XP 1 Foraging XP
Sell Price data-sort-value="5">Gold.png5g

Moss is a resource obtained from moss-covered trees. Each day in Spring, Summer, and Fall, some amount of common trees can randomly grow moss after certain time. Moss grows slower on Sunny Summer days. Additionally, two types of Green Rain Trees can grow Moss. These two trees, when covered in moss and planted near common trees accelerate moss growth on the common trees.[1] The trees do not need to be felled to collect the Moss, which can be removed and collected with any tool, weapon, or bomb. One Tree drops 1 to 2 pieces of Moss.

Players can use Vinegar on a tree to prevent that tree from growing Moss.

Using an Axe on a tapped tree covered in Moss will remove the Tapper and the Moss in one hit, while a Pickaxe will remove only the tapper on the first hit. Using any other methods will harvest moss without collecting the tapper.

Moss becomes much more common during the Green Rain event, covering most mossy trees. This weather event also spawns exclusive weeds that have a 10% chance to drop Moss.[2] Additionally, Large Weeds spawned by the event will drop 2-3 Moss when cut.[3]

Each Moss collected gives the player 1 Foraging XP.

Moss Growth

Moss cannot grown in the Winter unless it's in the greenhouse, or on a Stump.

To grow on a tree, the tree must fulfill one of the following conditions:

At the start of each day, base chance of growing moss is set to 20% on a Rain day and 10% on Sunny day. In Summer, unless it's a Rain or Green Rain day, the chance is set to 3.3% instead.

Next, a game has a 50% chance of increasing the base growth chance by 10% to 30%, 20% or 13.3% respectively for each tree separately. This chance is then used at the start of the day to determine if a moss should appear.[1]

Collecting moss from a tree reduces its growth stage based on amount of moss collected to 12 - amount of moss collected


Villager Reactions

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Ten Moss may be chosen as one of the options for the Bundle Green.png Forest Bundle in the Crafts Room (Remixed).


Image Name Description Ingredients Recipe Source Sell Price
Speed-Gro (5) Stimulates leaf production. Guaranteed to increase growth rate by at least 10%. Mix into tilled soil. Pine Tar.png Pine Tar (1)Moss.png Moss (5) Farming Skill Icon.png Farming Level 3 Gold.png20g
Mushroom Log.png
Mushroom Log Grows mushrooms every so often. The more wild trees are nearby, the better it works. Hardwood.png Hardwood (10)Moss.png Moss (10) Foraging Skill Icon.png Foraging Level 4 Cannot be sold
Statue Of Blessings.png
Statue Of Blessings Touching the statue gives a unique blessing every day. Stone.png Stone (999)Fiber.png Fiber (999)Sap.png Sap (999)Moss.png Moss (333) Farming Skill Icon.png Farming Mastery Cannot be sold
Deluxe Worm Bin.png
Deluxe Worm Bin Produces Deluxe Bait on a regular basis. The worms are self-sufficient. Worm Bin.png Worm Bin (1)Moss.png Moss (30) Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 8 Cannot be sold
Deluxe Bait.png
Deluxe Bait (5) Causes fish to bite even faster and increases size of the "fishing bar". Bait.png Bait (5)Moss.png Moss (2) Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 4 Gold.png1g
Challenge Bait.png
Challenge Bait (5) A "perfect" catch yields triple the fish. However, each time a fish escapes the "fishing bar", the catch is reduced. Bone Fragment.png Bone Fragment (5)Moss.png Moss (2) Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Mastery Gold.png1g
Treasure Totem.png
Treasure Totem Use on diggable terrain to summon a ring of treasure spots. Hardwood.png Hardwood (5)Mystic Syrup.png Mystic Syrup (1)Moss.png Moss (10) Foraging Skill Icon.png Foraging Mastery data-sort-value="20">Gold.png20g
Blue Grass Starter.png
Blue Grass Starter Place this on your farm to plant a clump of blue grass. Fiber.png Fiber (25)Moss.png Moss (10)Mystic Syrup.png Mystic Syrup (1) Mr. Qi Icon.png Mr. Qi (data-sort-value="40">Qi Gem.png 40) Gold.png50g


Image Name Description Ingredients Energy / Health Buff(s) Buff Duration Recipe Source(s) Sell Price
Moss Soup.png
Moss Soup It's thick and slimy, but edible. Moss.png Moss (20) Energy.png 70
Health.png 31
N/A N/A Foraging Skill Icon.png Foraging Level 3 data-sort-value="80">Gold.png80g


Moss is not used in any tailoring. Moss is a green dye when used in the spool of the Sewing Machine with a dyeable clothing item in the feed. It can be placed in the green dye pot at Emily's and Haley's house for use in dyeing.


10 Moss may be requested by the Raccoon at the Giant Stump.

Raccoon Wife's Shop

Once unlocked, the Raccoon's wife at the Giant Stump will trade for Moss.

Image Name Description Price Requirements
Broccoli Seeds.png Broccoli Seeds Plant in the fall. Takes 8 days to mature, and continues to produce after first harvest. Moss.png Moss (5) 1st Request Completed


  1. 1.0 1.1 See Tree::dayUpdate in the game code.
  2. See Object::cutWeed in the game code.
  3. See ResourceClump::destroy in the game code.


  • 1.6: Introduced.
  • 1.6.3: Harvesting moss grants 1 Foraging XP per moss collected. Now grows slower on Sunny Summer days and recovers slower after collecting. Adult mossy green rain trees now boost the moss growth rate of nearby trees.
  • 1.6.4: Can now use Vinegar on a tree to prevent Moss from growing on it.