The Cave

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The entrance to the cave near the Greenhouse.

After you accumulate 25,000g 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.

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

Energy38 Health17

Cherry
Silver

Energy53 Health23

Cherry
Gold

Energy68 Health30

Cherry
Iridium

Energy98 Health44

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

Energy38 Health15

Pomegranate
Silver

Energy53 Health21

Pomegranate
Gold

Energy68 Health27

Pomegranate
Iridium

Energy98 Health39

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

Energy38 Health15

Peach
Silver

Energy53 Health21

Peach
Gold

Energy68 Health27

Peach
Iridium

Energy98 Health39

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

Energy38 Health15

Apple
Silver

Energy53 Health21

Apple
Gold

Energy68 Health27

Apple
Iridium

Energy98 Health39

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

Energy38 Health15

Orange
Silver

Energy53 Health21

Orange
Gold

Energy68 Health27

Orange
Iridium

Energy98 Health39

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

Energy25 Health10

Spice Berry
Silver

Energy35 Health14

Spice Berry
Gold

Energy45 Health18

Spice Berry
Iridium

Energy65 Health26

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

Energy38 Health17

Apricot
Silver

Energy53 Health23

Apricot
Gold

Energy68 Health30

Apricot
Iridium

Energy98 Health44

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

Energy25 Health11

Wild Plum
Silver

Energy35 Health15

Wild Plum
Gold

Energy45 Health19

Wild Plum
Iridium

Energy65 Health28

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

Energy25 Health11

Blackberry
Silver

Energy35 Health15

Blackberry
Gold

Energy45 Health19

Blackberry
Iridium

Energy65 Health28

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

Energy25 Health11

Salmonberry
Silver

Energy35 Health15

Salmonberry
Gold

Energy45 Health19

Salmonberry
Iridium

Energy65 Health28

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.

Image Name Description Also Found Profits Recovers Used In
Common Mushroom.png Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with a good texture. Foraging (Fall)
Fall Seeds
Secret Woods (Spring & Fall)
Tapping Mushroom Tree (Spring, Summer & Fall)
Common Mushroom 40g
Common Mushroom
Silver
50g
Common Mushroom
Gold
60g
Common Mushroom
Iridium
80g
Common Mushroom

Energy38 Health15

Common Mushroom
Silver

Energy53 Health21

Common Mushroom
Gold

Energy68 Health27

Common Mushroom
Iridium

Energy98 Health39

Fall Foraging Bundle

Fried Mushroom Tom Kha Soup Stir Fry Fall Seeds
Red Mushroom.png Red Mushroom A spotted mushroom sometimes found in caves. The Mines
Chopping Mushroom Tree
Tapping Mushroom Tree (Spring, Summer & Fall)
Red Mushroom 75g
Red Mushroom
Silver
93g
Red Mushroom
Gold
112g
Red Mushroom
Iridium
150g
Red Mushroom

Energy-50

Red Mushroom
Silver

Energy-70

Red Mushroom
Gold

Energy-90

Red Mushroom
Iridium

Energy-130

Dye Bundle

Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir
Purple Mushroom.png Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. The Mines
Chopping Mushroom Tree
Tapping Mushroom Tree (Spring, Summer & Fall)
Purple Mushroom 250g
Purple Mushroom
Silver
312g
Purple Mushroom
Gold
375g
Purple Mushroom
Iridium
500g
Purple Mushroom

Energy125 Health50

Purple Mushroom
Silver

Energy175 Health70

Purple Mushroom
Gold

Energy225 Health90

Purple Mushroom
Iridium

Energy325 Health130

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

Energy75 Health30

Chanterelle
Silver

Energy105 Health42

Chanterelle
Gold

Energy135 Health54

Chanterelle
Iridium

Energy195 Health78

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

Energy20 Health8

Morel
Silver

Energy28 Health11

Morel
Gold

Energy36 Health14

Morel
Iridium

Energy52 Health20

Fried Mushroom

Exotic Foraging Bundle

Life Elixir