The Cave

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The entrance to the cave near the Greenhouse.

After you accumulate Gold.png25,000g in total earnings, Demetrius will visit the Farm and inform you that he would like to use the cave to set up research specimens. He'll give you the option to choose between fruit bats (which leave fruit in the cave) or mushrooms. This choice is permanent and cannot be reversed.

Fruit bats

Interior of the cave showing a Pomegranate left by fruit bats.

Fruit bats leave various fruit in the Cave on your farm. This is a great option for making Artisan Goods as it gives you a slow but steady supply of fruit even out of season. It also helps complete the Artisan Bundle in the Pantry in the first year or two, before you have enough money to buy all the necessary Fruit Trees.

Fruit Tree fruit make excellent gifts for villagers because they are universal likes, readily accessible early in the game, and do not require a kitchen. Gifting may be the best late-game use for fruit, other than making Artisan Goods, Shipping them, finishing the Bundles, or eating them for extra energy (even though they don't replenish very much health).

Fruit found in the cave can be of any quality (normal, silver, or gold). If the Botanist Profession is chosen, the fruit will be iridium quality. Each fruit picked up from the floor of the Cave will give the player 7 Foraging experience points.

Image Name Description Also Found Revenue Recovers Used In
Cherry.png Cherry It's popular, and ripens sooner than most other fruit. Cherry Tree (Spring)
Cherry
80g
Cherry
Silver
100g
Cherry
Gold
120g
Cherry
Iridium
160g
Cherry.png Energy.png38  Health.png17
Cherry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png53  Health.png23
Cherry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png68  Health.png30
Cherry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png98  Health.png44

Artisan Bundle

Wine Jelly
Pomegranate.png Pomegranate Within the fruit are clusters of juicy seeds. Pomegranate Tree (Fall)
Pomegranate
140g
Pomegranate
Silver
175g
Pomegranate
Gold
210g
Pomegranate
Iridium
280g
Pomegranate.png Energy.png38  Health.png15
Pomegranate.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png53  Health.png21
Pomegranate.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png68  Health.png27
Pomegranate.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png98  Health.png39

Artisan Bundle

Enchanter's Bundle

Wine Jelly
Peach.png Peach It's almost fuzzy to the touch. Peach Tree (Summer)
Peach
140g
Peach
Silver
175g
Peach
Gold
210g
Peach
Iridium
280g
Peach.png Energy.png38  Health.png15
Peach.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png53  Health.png21
Peach.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png68  Health.png27
Peach.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png98  Health.png39

Artisan Bundle

Wine Jelly
Apple.png Apple A crisp fruit used for juice and cider. Apple Tree (Fall)
Apple
140g
Apple
Silver
175g
Apple
Gold
210g
Apple
Iridium
280g
Apple.png Energy.png38  Health.png15
Apple.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png53  Health.png21
Apple.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png68  Health.png27
Apple.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png98  Health.png39

Artisan Bundle

Wine Jelly Cranberry Candy

Fodder Bundle

Orange.png Orange Juicy, tangy, and bursting with sweet summer aroma Orange Tree (Summer)
Orange
100g
Orange
Silver
125g
Orange
Gold
150g
Orange
Iridium
200g
Orange.png Energy.png38  Health.png15
Orange.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png53  Health.png21
Orange.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png68  Health.png27
Orange.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png98  Health.png39

Artisan Bundle

Wine Jelly
Spice Berry.png Spice Berry It fills the air with a pungent aroma. Foraging (Summer)

Summer Seeds

Spice Berry
80g
Spice Berry
Silver
100g
Spice Berry
Gold
120g
Spice Berry
Iridium
160g
Spice Berry.png Energy.png25  Health.png10
Spice Berry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png35  Health.png14
Spice Berry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png45  Health.png18
Spice Berry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png65  Health.png26

Summer Foraging Bundle

Summer Seeds Wine Jelly
Apricot.png Apricot A tender little fruit with a rock-hard pit. Apricot Tree (Spring)
Apricot
50g
Apricot
Silver
62g
Apricot
Gold
75g
Apricot
Iridium
100g
Apricot.png Energy.png38  Health.png17
Apricot.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png53  Health.png23
Apricot.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png68  Health.png30
Apricot.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png98  Health.png44

Artisan Bundle

Fruit Salad Wine Jelly
Wild Plum.png Wild Plum Tart and juicy with a pungent aroma. Foraging (Fall)

Fall Seeds

Wild Plum
80g
Wild Plum
Silver
100g
Wild Plum
Gold
120g
Wild Plum
Iridium
160g
Wild Plum.png Energy.png25  Health.png11
Wild Plum.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png35  Health.png15
Wild Plum.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png45  Health.png19
Wild Plum.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png65  Health.png28

Fall Foraging Bundle

Fall Seeds Plum Pudding Wine Jelly
Blackberry.png Blackberry An early-fall treat. Foraging (Fall)

Fall Seeds

Blackberry
20g
Blackberry
Silver
25g
Blackberry
Gold
30g
Blackberry
Iridium
40g
Blackberry.png Energy.png25  Health.png11
Blackberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png35  Health.png15
Blackberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png45  Health.png19
Blackberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png65  Health.png28

Fall Foraging Bundle

Fall Seeds Blackberry Cobbler Wine Jelly
Salmonberry.png Salmonberry A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest. Foraging (Spring)
Salmonberry
5g
Salmonberry
Silver
6g
Salmonberry
Gold
7g
Salmonberry
Iridium
10g
Salmonberry.png Energy.png25  Health.png11
Salmonberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png35  Health.png15
Salmonberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png45  Health.png19
Salmonberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png65  Health.png28
Wine Jelly

Mushrooms

Mushroom plots in the cave.

Six plots will be added to the cave where certain types of mushrooms will randomly grow. Five different types will appear, including all four that are required to craft the Life Elixir. Even though Common Mushrooms, Morels, and Chanterelles are the ones that most commonly appear, this is still the best way to craft the elixir as often as possible. This makes the Mushroom option a great one for those who love to go into The Mines, especially since most mushrooms can be hard to find otherwise. This is also a good choice for players that have grown, or plan to grow, fruit trees and do not need the extra fruit provided by the fruit bats.

Cave mushrooms can be harvested daily, but never more than once a day. The six plots begin generating them the morning after Demetrius sets them up, and again every morning after a harvest. Apparent growth time is 10 hours (needs verification), so new mushrooms will not be available until after 4 PM. Like crops, mushrooms that are ready for harvest remain unspoiled until they are harvested. If the player harvests existing mushrooms before 7 AM, there will still be no more available until 4 PM the following day. Thus, if the player goes to bed without harvesting mushrooms that are ready, one day's production is missed.

Mushrooms grown in the cave are always of normal quality. Harvesting mushrooms from the Cave does not award the player with any Foraging experience points.

Image Name Description Also Found Profits Recovers Used In
Common Mushroom.png Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with a good texture.
Common Mushroom
40g
Common Mushroom
Silver
50g
Common Mushroom
Gold
60g
Common Mushroom
Iridium
80g
Common Mushroom.png Energy.png38  Health.png15
Common Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png53  Health.png21
Common Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png68  Health.png27
Common Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png98  Health.png39

Fall Foraging Bundle

Fried Mushroom Tom Kha Soup Stir Fry Fall Seeds
Red Mushroom.png Red Mushroom A spotted mushroom sometimes found in caves.
Red Mushroom
75g
Red Mushroom
Silver
93g
Red Mushroom
Gold
112g
Red Mushroom
Iridium
150g
Red Mushroom.png Poison.png -50 
Red Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Poison.png -70 
Red Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Poison.png -90 
Red Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Poison.png -130 

Dye Bundle

Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir
Purple Mushroom.png Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves.
Purple Mushroom
250g
Purple Mushroom
Silver
312g
Purple Mushroom
Gold
375g
Purple Mushroom
Iridium
500g
Purple Mushroom.png Energy.png125  Health.png50
Purple Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png175  Health.png70
Purple Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png225  Health.png90
Purple Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png325  Health.png130

Exotic Foraging Bundle

Field Research Bundle

Life Elixir
Chanterelle.png Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor. Secret Woods (Fall)
Chanterelle
160g
Chanterelle
Silver
200g
Chanterelle
Gold
240g
Chanterelle
Iridium
320g
Chanterelle.png Energy.png75  Health.png30
Chanterelle.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png105  Health.png42
Chanterelle.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png135  Health.png54
Chanterelle.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png195  Health.png78
Life Elixir
Morel.png Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Secret Woods (Spring)
Morel
150g
Morel
Silver
187g
Morel
Gold
225g
Morel
Iridium
300g
Morel.png Energy.png20  Health.png8
Morel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png28  Health.png11
Morel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png36  Health.png14
Morel.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
 Energy.png52  Health.png20
Fried Mushroom

Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir