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 (on average of 0.8 per day). 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 Bundle Purple.png 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 Chance
Cherry.png Cherry It's popular, and ripens sooner than most other fruits. Cherry Tree (Spring)
Cherry.png
80g
Cherry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Cherry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Cherry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
3.6%
Pomegranate.png Pomegranate Within the fruit are clusters of juicy seeds. Pomegranate Tree (Fall)
Pomegranate.png
140g
Pomegranate.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
175g
Pomegranate.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
210g
Pomegranate.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Bundle Purple.png Enchanter's Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
3.6%
Peach.png Peach It's almost fuzzy to the touch. Peach Tree (Summer)
Peach.png
140g
Peach.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
175g
Peach.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
210g
Peach.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
3.6%
Apple.png Apple A crisp fruit used for juice and cider. Apple Tree (Fall)
Apple.png
140g
Apple.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
175g
Apple.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
210g
Apple.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png JellyCranberry Candy.png Cranberry Candy

Bundle Yellow.png Fodder Bundle

2%
Orange.png Orange Juicy, tangy, and bursting with sweet summer aroma. Orange Tree (Summer)
Orange.png
100g
Orange.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Orange.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Orange.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Wine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
3.6%
Spice Berry.png Spice Berry It fills the air with a pungent aroma. Foraging (Summer)

Summer Seeds

Spice Berry.png
80g
Spice Berry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Spice Berry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Spice Berry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Yellow.png Summer Foraging Bundle

Summer Seeds.png Summer SeedsWine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
20%
Apricot.png Apricot A tender little fruit with a rock-hard pit. Apricot Tree (Spring)
Apricot.png
50g
Apricot.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Apricot.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Apricot.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle

Fruit Salad.png Fruit SaladWine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
3.6%
Wild Plum.png Wild Plum Tart and juicy with a pungent aroma. Foraging (Fall)

Fall Seeds

Wild Plum.png
80g
Wild Plum.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Wild Plum.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Wild Plum.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Orange.png Fall Foraging Bundle

Fall Seeds.png Fall SeedsPlum Pudding.png Plum PuddingWine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
20%
Blackberry.png Blackberry An early-fall treat. Foraging (Fall)

Fall Seeds

Blackberry.png
20g
Blackberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
25g
Blackberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
30g
Blackberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Orange.png Fall Foraging Bundle

Fall Seeds.png Fall SeedsBlackberry Cobbler.png Blackberry CobblerWine.png WineJelly.png Jelly
20%
Salmonberry.png Salmonberry A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest. Foraging (Spring)
Salmonberry.png
5g
Salmonberry.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
6g
Salmonberry.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
7g
Salmonberry.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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.png WineJelly.png Jelly 20%

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, even if the Botanist Profession is chosen. Harvesting mushrooms from the Cave does not award the player with any Foraging experience points, and the Gatherer Profession does not award double mushrooms.

Image Name Description Also Found Profits Recovers Used In Chance
Common Mushroom.png Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with good texture.
Common Mushroom.png
40g
Common Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
50g
Common Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
60g
Common Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Orange.png Fall Foraging Bundle

Fried Mushroom.png Fried MushroomTom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha SoupStir Fry.png Stir FryFall Seeds.png Fall Seeds
69.8%
Red Mushroom.png Red Mushroom A spotted mushroom sometimes found in caves.
Red Mushroom.png
75g
Red Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Red Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Red Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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 

Bundle Teal.png Dye Bundle

Bundle Purple.png Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir.png Life Elixir
12.3%
Purple Mushroom.png Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves.
Purple Mushroom.png
250g
Purple Mushroom.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
312g
Purple Mushroom.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
375g
Purple Mushroom.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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

Bundle Purple.png Exotic Foraging Bundle

Bundle Blue.png Field Research Bundle

Life Elixir.png Life Elixir
2.5%
Chanterelle.png Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor. Secret Woods (Fall)
Chanterelle.png
160g
Chanterelle.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
200g
Chanterelle.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
240g
Chanterelle.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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.png Life Elixir 7.3%
Morel.png Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Secret Woods (Spring)
Morel.png
150g
Morel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Morel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Morel.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
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.png Fried Mushroom

Bundle Purple.png Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir.png Life Elixir
8.1%