How to plant fruit in New Horizons, as well as fruit sales prices and how to get foreign fruit and coconuts.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Plant Fruit & Their Prices

How to plant fruit in New Horizons, as well as fruit sales prices and how to get foreign fruit and coconuts.

Fruit is an excellent source of supplemental income in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and when eaten, it gives you the much-needed energy to clear out rocks and trees for good. Many players plant fruit trees and even whole orchards to keep their supply coming.

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Of course, you have to know how to plant fruit to get started with an orchard or to just get foreign fruit growing on your island. Luckily, it’s easy as can be.

In this guide, we will go over not just how to plant fruit, but fruit prices and your best bets for getting coconuts and other foreign fruits on your island.

How to Plant Fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

First, you need a shovel. You can obtain your first regular shovel one or the DIY recipe for a flimsy shovel from Nook early on.

Second, you need fruit. Just shake a tree, pick it up, and you’re good to go on this front.

Now let’s get to it:

  1. Find a location where you want to plant a new fruit tree
  2. Take out your shovel
  3. Press the “A” button to dig a hole
  4. Press the “X” button to open your inventory
  5. Select the fruit you want to grow and press the “A” button
  6. Select “Plant 1” and press the “A” button

That’s really all you need to do!

How Long Does it Take for Fruit to Grow?

It can take anywhere from two to five days for fruit to grow once a tree has fully grown or you pick all the fruit off a tree, as there is a bit of randomness to the game’s growth patterns.

Native fruit trees generally take two or three days to bear fruit.

Foreign fruit trees can take anywhere from three to five days to bear fruit. These fruits are best used to sell, rather than eat.

Coconuts seem to grow more quickly than the other two, though I personally have not timed them yet.

Animal Crossing Foreign and Native Fruit Prices

As with all the other games in the series, fruit native to other islands is worth more than the fruit native to your own.

If your island’s native fruit is apples, then fruits such as peaches, cherries, pears, and so on will sell for more. This is the case even after you plant foreign fruit trees on your island.

  • Native fruit is worth 100 bells
  • Coconuts are worth 250 bells
  • Foreign fruit is worth 500 bells

How to Get Coconuts and Foreign Fruit

As you can tell by their lower price, coconuts are a bit easier to get than most foreign fruits.

How to Get Coconuts

You can obtain coconuts by going on trips using Nook Miles Tickets and harvesting them on deserted islands. These cost 2000 Nook Miles and send you to a randomly generated island.

All of these islands have some palm trees scattered about which you can shake to receive two coconuts. I highly recommend you plant some back at home!

How to Get Foreign Fruit

You may get lucky and have your in-game mom send you some non-native fruit, or a villager may be feeling particularly generous. However, the easiest way to get foreign fruit is to just visit a friend who has a different native fruit on their island.

You can both take some fruit and plant it back home, easy as pie. Again, foreign fruit does take longer to grow than your native fruits but are well-worth the small amount of effort it takes to get them back home and planted.

That’s it for our guide on how to play fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you found this guide useful, take a gander at our steadily growing list of New Horizons guides or check out some of these specific ones:


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