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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Young Spring Bamboo recipe list

You can only collect Young Spring Bamboo and the DIY recipes that use it during the springtime

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An Animal Crossing character stands around bamboo, a hot spring, and some lilies Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

During the springtime, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players on Switch are able to collect Young Spring Bamboo from bamboo thickets.

Based on our tests, it appears that players can only harvest the Young Spring Bamboo during spring months. This means it’ll be available from March to May for Northern Hemisphere players and from September to November for Southern Hemisphere players.

Recipes that require Young Spring Bamboo can only drop during these months. The recipes will drop from balloons. They can also appear in Bottled Messages on the beach.

Note that there are other bamboo furnishings in the game but these are the ones that the game considers “seasonal,” since they use resources (in this case, Young Spring Bamboo) that can only be collected at specific times of the year.

To get Young Spring Bamboo, just hit bamboo thickets with your Stone Axe. It will spit out Young Spring Bamboo and Bamboo randomly. It will still drop the regular Bamboo year-round.

If you don’t have any bamboo thickets growing on your island, you can find some on Mystery Island Tours.

We’ve put together all of the seasonal bamboo recipes we know of below.

Bamboo-grove Wall

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo-grove Wall Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 7 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 3 Bamboo Shoots

Light Bamboo Rug

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Light Bamboo Rug Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo Wand

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo Wand Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 3 Star Fragments

Basket Pack

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Basket Pack Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

Green-leaf Pile

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Green-leaf Pile Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 10 Weeds

Steamer-basket Set

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Steamer-basket set Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo-shoot Lamp

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo-shoot Lamp Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 4 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 5 Bamboo Shoots
  • 4 Clay

Bamboo Noodle Slide

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo Noodle Slide Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Isabelle will give you this recipe during morning announcements, but you can still shoot down the recipe from balloons.

  • 7 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 3 Wood

Pan Flute

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Pan Flute Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 7 Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo Doll

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo Doll Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

There are many other seasonal recipes to unlock, depending on the season:


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