Fallout 76 Fruits and Vegetables Foraging Guide

Finding fruits and vegetables across Appalachia ensures you never starve to death in Fallout 76.

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Foraging fruits and vegetables is an important task, and there are plenty to find in the wasteland of Fallout 76. From blackberry plants to snaptail reed and tatos, there’s a plethora of produce in Appalachia. They each come with their own recipes, often turning into juices or soups to keep your food and water meters full. They can also be crafted into helpful Chems or alcohol for those with addictions.

Fallout 76 Fruits and Vegetable Foraging Guide

Our Fallout 76 fruits and vegetables foraging guide tells you where to find these items, as well as the recipes they can be used in. We’ve broken our list down into sections for fruits and vegetables, including their locations.

All Fallout 76 Fruit Locations and Recipes


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Cranberries are found throughout Cranberry Bog, often in the different groves located in the region. When radiated, Cranberries turn into Blast Berries and yield Raw Crimson Flux. Locations include:

  • Aaronholt Homestead
  • Sacramental Glade (previously Cranberry Glade)
  • Creekside Sundew Grove
  • Overgrown Sundew Grove
  • Mac’s Farm
  • Helvetia
  • Sunrise Field
  • Veiled Sundew Grove
  • The General’s Steakhouse

Recipes that require Cranberries are:

  • Cranberry Cobbler
  • Cranberry Meatball Grinder
  • Cranberry Moonshine
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Disease Cure (Cranberry Bog)
  • Granny’s Tea
  • Healing Salve (Cranberry Bog)

Diseased Cranberries

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Diseased cranberries are found more widely while exploring the open spaces of Cranberry Bog. They don’t have a specific location where they can be found, so wandering the area is your best bet. You can tell you’ve found the Diseased variant due to the dark nature of the berry and plant itself.

They come with a higher chance of contracting illness when eaten raw. Diseased Cranberries also mutate into Blast Berries when irradiated by a blast zone and give Raw Crimson Flux when picked.

Diseased Cranberries are an ingredient in:

  • Cranberry Jam
  • Cranberry Juice

Related: How to Craft Disease Cure

Firecracker Berries

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Firecracker Berries are volatile and explode when you interact with the plant but not when you pick the fruit. The small burst deals five fire damage directly around the plant, which is relatively easy to avoid. If they’re located in a blast zone, they’ll mutate into Bomb Berries. These provide Raw Cobalt Flux when picked.

To find Firecracker berries, you’ll want to focus your search in the southern portions of Savage Divide. Specific locations include:

  • Around Fort Defiance
  • Around Arktos Pharma
  • Red Rocket Mega Stop
  • Foundation

These are the recipes that require Firecracker Berries:

  • Berry Mentats
  • Disease Cure (Savage Divide)
  • Firecracker Berry Juice
  • Healing Salve (Savage Divide)
  • Karma Syringe Barrel
  • Simple Aster Tea


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More of a crop than a wild harvestable, Melon doesn’t mutate when it’s in a blast zone. It can only be found in planters when exploring Appalachia. Otherwise, you’ll need to plant it yourself if you want to harvest any. There are a few locations where you can find some:

  • Lewis & Sons Farming Supply
  • East Mountain Lookout
  • Northwest of The Kill Box
    • Look for a raft with mannequins to find the melons
  • Whitespring Golf Club bottom floor fridge

This Melon is an ingredient in only one recipe:

  • Melon Juice


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Mutfruit found in a recent blast zone will have mutated into Wild Fission Fruit. When harvested, the fruit provides you with Raw Cobalt Flux. Mutfruit is one of the first plants you’ll really start harvesting when you start Fallout 76. The wild plants are often found in the Forest region. Specifically, you can find Mutfruit in:

  • Flatwoods
  • West of Mama Dolce’s Food Processing
  • Groves Family Cabin
  • Sunday Brother’s Cabin
  • West Tek Research Center

Mutfruit is required to make the following recipes:

  • Dog Meat Steak
  • Grape Mentats
  • Mutfruit Juice
  • Sweet Mutfruit Tea
  • Sweet Tato Stew
  • Tick Blood Tequila
  • Vegetable Starch
  • Yao Guai Roast

Starlight Berries

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Starlight Berries are found on Starlight Creeper Bushes. When irradiated, the plant will turn into a Kiloton Creeper and provide Raw Cobalt Flux when picked.

Unlike other plants that give you a guaranteed number of berries when harvested, you only have a 35% chance to obtain any when picking them. Acquiring the number of berries you need may take longer than usual due to this chance. Good places to farm Starlight Berries are:

  • The Deep
  • Black Mountain Ordnance Works

Other locations that have a few plants include:

  • Gauley Mine
  • Isolated Cabin
  • Enclave Research Facility containment areas
  • South of Gorge Junkyard
  • West of Charleston Landfill
  • East of Bolton Greens
  • Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center basement
  • Point Pleasant near the rooftop Mothman throne

This fruit is an ingredient in:

  • Berry Mentats
  • Infused Soot Flower Tea
  • Mutant Hound Stew
  • Seared Venison with Berries
  • Starlight Berry Cobbler
  • Sweet Blackberry Tea
  • Sweet Labrador Tea
  • Sweet Mutfruit Tea


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Tarberries turn into Half-Life Hips when located in a blast zone. You’ll obtain Raw Violet Flux if you harvest them. This is a great berry to know the location of for anyone with alcoholic characters. My character, even when cured, just can’t stay away from the stuff. It’s also good to know so you can complete the daily Wasted on Alcohol for Biv easier.

You’ll find Tarberries in the water, whether in old pools, rivers or lakes.

  • Watoga Shopping Plaza
  • Watoga Station
  • Palace of the Winding Path
  • Vault-Tec Agricultural Research Center
  • Creekside Sundew Grove
  • Wavy Willard’s Water Park
  • The General’s Steakhouse

Tarberry is needed to make:

  • Lead Champagne
  • Tarberry Juice
  • Wine

Wild Blackberry

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Wild Blackberry Bushes can be found throughout Appalachia, especially in the Savage Divide. I always end up with more blackberries than I need from harvesting all the bushes, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding them You can also grow the bushes yourself if you don’t want to be bothered with foraging for it. Wild Blackberries in blast zones are called Radberries. They provide Raw Yellowcake Flux when gathered. You can find them at:

  • Beckwith Farm
  • Fort Atlas

Use Wild Blackberries to craft these consumables:

  • Blackberry Honey Crisp
  • Blackberry Juice
  • Disease Cure (Savage Divide)
  • Sweet Blackberry Tea
  • Wine

Vegetable Locations in Fallout 76

Bleached Dogwood

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Bleached Dogwood is already mutated from the common flowering dogwood, so it doesn’t mutate again when hit with radiation from a blast zone. To find Bleached Dogwood, you’ll want to head to:

  • Black Bear Lodge
  • Pioneer Scout Camp
  • Smith Farm

Bleached Dogwood is used to make:

  • Water Filter


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Carrot can only be found in planters or if it’s already been picked and left behind by others. You can plant it at your C.A.M.P. or at a public workshop you’ve claimed. It doesn’t mutate when in a blast zone. Here’s where you can find carrot:

  • Raleigh Clay’s Bunker
  • The General’s Steakhouse
  • Groves Family Cabin
  • Wixon Homestead

You’ll need carrot to craft the following recipes:

  • Carrot Soup
  • Chally’s Feed
  • Mutton Meat Pie
  • Orange Mentats
  • Vegetable Medley Soup


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When found in a blast zone, wild corn stalks turn into Aftershock Stalk. When gathered, it will give you Raw Cobalt Flux. To find corn in the wild of Appalachia, visit:

  • Silva Homestead
  • Sunday Brother’s Cabin
  • The General’s Steakhouse
  • Cobbleton Farm
  • Morgantown Airport garden
  • Aaronholt Homestead
  • Ammo Dump
  • The Wayward

This vegetable is required to make:

  • Chicken Coop
  • Corn Pone
  • Corn Soup
  • Fermentable Beer
  • Fermentable Bourbon
  • Fermentable Liquid Courage
  • Fermentable Nukashine
  • Fermentable Rad Ant Lager
  • Fermentable Whiskey
  • Nuka-Cola My Blood’s In It
  • Nuka-Cola Scorched
  • Nuka-Cola Vaccinated
  • Squirrel-on-a-Stick
  • Vegetable Starch

Ginseng Root

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When irradiated, Ginseng Root turns into Nuka Root. Gathering it gives you Raw Violet Flux. You can find it at the following locations:

  • Ingram Mansion
  • Delano Grange
  • Dabney Homestead
  • Anette Arrangements
  • Northeast of Camp Venture

Ginseng Root is needed for the following recipes:

  • Infused Bloodleaf Tea
  • Steeped Aster Tea
  • Steeped Tato Flower Tea


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Gourd doesn’t mutate from blast zone radiation. To plant it, you’ll need to find one in the wild. Though Gourd doesn’t come from the gourd blossom vine, you can find some in the following locations:

  • Raleigh Clay’s Bunker
  • Bolton Greens
  • Northeast of The General’s Steakhouse in the trailer
  • Whitespring Golf Club
  • Hornwright Summer Villa
  • Lewis & Sons Farming Supply
  • Bloody Frank’s

This vegetable is an ingredient in:

  • Cranberry Relish
  • Gourd Soup
  • Swamp Tofu Soup


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Pumpkins don’t mutate in blast zones. Along with needing Pumpkins to make items, you need to collect them for the daily Trick or Treat? challenge. You can find pumpkins at the following locations:

  • Pumpkin House
  • Halloween Fright Farm
  • Aaronholt Homestead
  • Morgantown High School
  • Morgantown Airport
  • Billings Homestead
  • Tyler County Fairgrounds parking lot
  • Wixon Homestead
  • Wild Wolf Homestead
  • Groves Family Cabin

To craft the following consumables you’ll need a pumpkin.

  • Jack O’lantern
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pumpkin Rack
  • Pumpkin Soup


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Razorgrain exposed to blast zone radiation turns into Gigagrain. If you harvest it, you’ll obtain Raw Violet Flux. Wild Razorgrain can be found in:

  • Blillings Homestead
  • Sunday Brothers’ Cabin
  • Anchor Farm
  • Cobbleton Farm
  • Morgantown Airport
  • Southwest of Big Al’s Tattoo Parlor

Razor grain is necessary for the following vegetable recipes:

  • Blackberry Honey Crisp
  • Chally’s Feed
  • Fermentable Ballistic Bock
  • Fermentable Beer
  • Fermentable Blackwater Brew
  • Fermentable Bourbon
  • Fermentable High Voltage Hefe
  • Fermentable Hoppy Hunter IPA
  • Fermentable Liquid Courage
  • Fermentable New River Red Ale
  • Fermentable Nukashine
  • Fermentable Oak Holler Lager
  • Fermentable Pickaxe Pilsner
  • Fermentable Vodka
  • Fermentable Whickey
  • Fertilizer Producer
  • Fried Radtoad Legs
  • Mud Cookie
  • Pepperoni Roll
  • Razorgrain Flour
  • Razorgrain Soup

Silt Bean

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Silt Beans mutate into Neutron Pods when found in a blast zone. They provide Raw Cobalt Flux when harvested. To find Silt Beans, you’ll want to head to:

  • WV Lumber Co.
  • Flatwoods Responder Base
  • Portside Pub
  • Anchor Farm
  • Whitespring Resort

You’ll need Silt Bean to cook up these dishes:

  • Appalachili
  • Ground Mole Rat
  • Iguana Soup
  • Megasloth Tenderloin
  • Orange Mentats
  • Silt Bean Puree
  • Silt Bean Soup

Snaptail Reed

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When irradiated, it will become Crackletail and give you Raw Violet Flux when plucked. Snaptail Reed, like Tarberry or bloodleaf, is found in relation to water sources. You can find some:

  • West of Billings Homestead
  • Flatwoods Church
  • Northeast of Landview Lighthouse
  • Marigold Pavilion
  • Ohio River Adventures
  • East of Sunshine Meadows Industrial Farm

This vegetable is required to make the following recipes:

  • Disease Cure (The Forest)
  • Fermentable Cranberry Moonshine
  • Fermentable Mountain Honey Moonshine
  • Fermentable Nuka-Cola Dark
  • Fermentable Rum
  • Fried Deerskins
  • Sugar


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Tatos are the result of mixing potato and tomato plants after the Great War. Resilient, they grow on vines similar to tomatoes. When affected by a blast zone, they will mutate into Afterwind Vine. You’ll obtain Raw Violet Flux when you harvest the Afterwind Vine. To find Tato plants, head to the following locations:

  • The General’s Steakhouse
  • Aaronholt Homestead
  • Smith Farm
  • Cobbleton Farm
  • Graninger Farm
  • Morgantown Airport
  • Horizon’s Rest

The iconic Tato is needed to craft the following:

  • Appalachili
  • Chally’s Feed
  • Cramburger
  • Infused Bloodleaf Tea
  • Mirelurk Softshell Cake
  • Radstag Stew
  • Silt Bean Puree
  • Stingwing Stew
  • Tasty Radscorpion Egg Omelette
  • Tasty Squirrel Stew
  • Tato Juice
  • Tato Salad
  • Tato Salad Surprise
  • Vegetable Medley Soup
  • Vegetable Starch

Those are all the fruits and vegetables you can forage in Fallout 76. Having a well-stocked inventory gives you the ability to make your own food, drinks, alcohol, and more. This can speed up challenges and quests, increase the number of Caps in your pocket from selling completed consumables, or make the art of crafting more enjoyable. For more location walkthroughs and other tips and tricks, check out our full Fallout 76 guide hub.

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