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Fresh fish eggs. These can be aged in a preserves jar to bring out more flavor.
Source Fish PondFishing Treasure Chests
Season All Seasons Icon.png All
Energy / Health
Sell Price 30 + (Base Fish Price / 2)

Roe are fish eggs that are produced by fish in a Fish Pond. They can also be found in Fishing Treasure Chests after obtaining the power from the Jewels Of The Sea book (25% chance).[1]

The selling price of Roe depends on the fish's base sell price. The equation is 30 + (base fish sell price / 2), rounded down to the next nearest integer. The health and energy gained from eating roe are the same for all types of roe.

All types of roe can be placed in a Preserves Jar to create a higher-value Artisan Good: Sturgeon Roe creates Caviar; other roe create fish-specific varieties of Aged Roe.

Roe does not belong to any category and therefore it does not benefit from any Profession. It also cannot be sold to Pierre's General Store, but it can be sold to the Fish Shop or placed in the Shipping Bin. At the Stardew Valley Fair, Roe is considered uncategorised (trash), and gives 2-3 points for judging.

Roe Types

All fish produce roe, except those that cannot be put in Fish Ponds (i.e., Legendary Fish and Legendary Fish II) and the two varieties of Squid (which produce Squid Ink instead). As for the two non-fish that can be put in Fish Ponds, Sea Urchins produce roe, but Coral doesn't.

However, it is possible to obtain Squid, Midnight Squid, Legendary Fish, and Legendary Fish II Roes from Fishing Treasure Chests after obtaining the power from the Jewels Of The Sea book.

The price and color of each roe is dependent upon the fish. In general, the color matches the dye color of the fish;[2] Sturgeon are an exception and have black-colored roe, which is used as a blue dye in Dye Pots. Orange is used for any fish that does not have a dye color, although this is not the same color as the generic Roe image, which is a mix of orange and pink eggs. Despite the variety of displayed colors, all types of roe create orange dye.


Villager Reactions

Neutral Abigail Icon.png AbigailAlex Icon.png AlexCaroline Icon.png CarolineClint Icon.png ClintDemetrius Icon.png DemetriusDwarf Icon.png DwarfElliott Icon.png ElliottEmily Icon.png EmilyEvelyn Icon.png EvelynGeorge Icon.png GeorgeGus Icon.png GusHaley Icon.png HaleyHarvey Icon.png HarveyJas Icon.png JasJodi Icon.png JodiKent Icon.png KentKrobus Icon.png KrobusLeah Icon.png LeahLeo Icon.png LeoLewis Icon.png LewisLinus Icon.png LinusMarnie Icon.png MarnieMaru Icon.png MaruPam Icon.png PamPenny Icon.png PennyPierre Icon.png PierreRobin Icon.png RobinSam Icon.png SamSandy Icon.png SandySebastian Icon.png SebastianShane Icon.png ShaneVincent Icon.png VincentWilly Icon.png WillyWizard Icon.png Wizard

Artisan Goods

See also: Preserves Jar Productivity

Note that processing times are approximate. One hour = 60 minutes from 6am to 2am, but 1 hour = 100 minutes from 2am to 6am.

Image Name Description Ingredient Equipment Processing Time Sell Price
Aged Roe.png
Aged Roe Fish eggs aged in salt to bring out the flavor. Roe.png Roe (1) (from any fish other than Sturgeon)
Preserves Jar.png
Preserves Jar
Time Icon.png 4000m (2-3 days) 2 × Roe price
Caviar The cured roe of a sturgeon fish. Considered to be a luxurious delicacy! Sturgeon Roe.png Sturgeon Roe (1)
Preserves Jar.png
Preserves Jar
Time Icon.png 6000m (≈4 days) data-sort-value="500">Gold.png500g


Roe can be used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the dyeable Polka Dot Shirt. Shirt272.png It can be used in dyeing, serving as an orange dye at the dye pots, located in Emily's and Haley's house, 2 Willow Lane.


15 Roe are one of the options for the Bundle Blue.png Fish Farmer's Bundle in the Pantry (Remixed).


  1. See FishingRod::openTreasureMenuEndFunction in the game code.
  2. The name, price, and color of each type of roe is set by FishPond::GetFishProduce, which calls TailoringMenu:GetDyeColor to get the fish-appropriate color.