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The most profitable crops in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town guide

All crops will sell for a profit, but some yield higher profits than others

A farmer stands on a small plot of land with seeds in the soil and sprinklers scattered about Image: Marvelous/Xseed Games via Polygon
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For those looking to rake in money in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, there’s some specific crops you’ll want to grow each season.

While you might want to grow a variety of crops just to use in cooking or as gifts for Olive Town residents, some crops net you more profit than others. We calculated which crops gave the most money using store-bought seeds, based on how long they take to grow.

To increase the quality of your crops, you can increase your farming level by planting seeds and watering crops. You can also increase your farm’s soil quality by using Harvest Sprites at the shrine above town.

The quality of our soil improved as we played the game, but we did not use any Harvest Coins to improve our soil quality, so this should line up closely with the average playthrough.

Best crops to grow in the spring: cucumbers and broccoli

Cucumbers regrow twice after their initial harvest, so if you plant cucumbers as soon as you can in spring, you’ll get a full harvest of nine cucumbers per seed. They sell for around 77 gold each (depending on your quality), so this is great, easy money early on in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.

Broccoli seeds aren’t available to purchase until winter, but these are way better than anything else spring has to offer. Once you hit your second year, you should go all-in on broccoli seeds to make some serious money in spring.

Several brown haired farmers do different chores on a crowded farm land filled with animals, tree stumps, and crops Image: Marvelous/Xseed Games

Best crops to grow in the summer: green peppers and pineapples

Pineapples are by far the best crop to grow in the summer, but you can only buy pineapple seeds after you find and ship a pineapple. We found pineapple on our farm after it rained for the first time in the summer, around a week or so into the season. After shipping it, pineapple seeds will be available to purchase the next day from the general store.

Green peppers are very good because they grow two more times after initial harvest, and they produce four peppers per harvest. They also continue to grow into the fall, so you can keep replanting the seeds without worrying too much about the seasons changing while it’s still growing.

Best crops to grow in the autumn: sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are autumn’s best crop, as one seed with yield several harvests. Ours sold for around 442 gold each.

Carrots are a good, fast-growing option if you have open space before winter starts, as they’ll also be harvestable in the winter. Every other autumn crop will wilt once winter hits.

Best crops to grow in the winter: broccoli

Broccoli seeds will be available to purchase in the winter, and these make a lot of money. Each broccoli sells for around 144 gold each (depending on soil quality). You can harvest them three times from one seed, and each harvest yields three broccoli. That’s a lot of money.

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