|Turns vegetables into pickles and fruit into jam.|
|Sell Price:||Cannot be sold
|Recipe Source:||Farming (Level 4)|
|Ingredients:||Wood (50) Stone (40) Coal (8)|
- For a detailed analysis of profit using the Preserves Jar, see Preserves Jar Productivity.
Preserves Jars consume less time than Kegs, but will usually yield less profit. However, low-value, high-yield crops like Blackberries, Green Beans and Corn are actually more profitable in the preserves jar than in the keg, as well as being much faster to process. As an example, corn juice, which is made in the keg, is worth 113g, but corn pickles, which are made in the preserves jar, are worth 150g. Salmonberry wine, which is made in the keg, is only worth 15g, but Salmonberry jelly, which is made in the preserves jar, is worth 60g.
Jellies and Pickles are common villager favorites (see Friendship).
Quality of ingredients makes no difference to the finished product. The value of the finished product is determined using the base value (i.e., with no silver or gold star) of the fruit / vegetable. However, the preserved version is always more profitable than even gold star produce, although the profit margin is lower compared to normal produce.
The number of days of processing time may vary. See the Notes section.
|Image||Name||Description||Ingredients||Processing Time||Sell Price||Restores|
|Pickles||A jar of your home-made pickles.||Any vegetable (1)||4000m (2-3 days)||2 × Base Vegetable Price + 50||Inedible|
|Jelly||Gooey.||Any fruit (1)||4000m (2-3 days)||2 × Base Fruit Price + 50||Inedible|
Preserves Jar vs. Keg
The Preserves Jar increases the profit of a crop using the following equation: (2 × Base Crop Value + 50); while the Keg multiplies the base value of Fruits by 3, and Vegetables by 2.25. Because of this, low-value, high-yield crops like Corn or Tomatoes are more valuable in the preserves jar. The keg, on the other hand, favors crops with a much higher base value, such as Ancient Fruit or Melons.
Below is a list of crops that are more beneficial to be put in the preserves jar, along with their raw base sell price.
*Both wine and jelly each sell for 150g, but jelly processes faster than wine.
It should be noted that this table is based on maximum profit without regard to time -- if looking at gold per day based on the time required (2 days for the preserves jar, 7 days for the keg), it is always more profitable to use a preserves jar, on the highest value item possible. Even quality crops do not approach the same amount of gold per day in a keg as in a preserves jar.
Processing time calculates differently while you sleep than while you are awake. 1 hour = 60 minutes when awake but = 100 minutes when sleeping. So if you sleep a whole day, a preserves jar would record 2400 minutes (100 × 24) of processing. If you work from 6:00AM till 12:00AM and sleep 6 hours, it will process 1680 minutes a day (60 × 18 + 100 × 6). If you work from 6:00AM till 2:00AM and faint 4 hours, it will process 1600 mins a day (60 × 20 + 100 × 4).
- The description of the Preserves Jar states that it makes Jam, but it actually produces Jelly.
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