How To Get Ancient Fruit In Stardew Valley?

Nivenka Stanton
Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a fun-to-play farming game, developed by ConcernedApe, and is available to download from the Play Store.

Your objective is to build yourself the perfect farm, using numerous items collected throughout the game. In this article, we will go into more detail about obtaining ancient fruit in Stardew Valley, which is a frequently asked question.

What is Ancient Fruit in Stardew Valley?

Ancient fruit is a rare fruit that requires a fair amount of strategy before you can even plant it.

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The only way you can get ancient fruit in Stardew Valley would be by planting it and the only way to plant it is by having an ancient seed artifact in the first place. Below we will give you a few tips on the easiest ways to get ancient seed artifacts:

  • Rare drops from attacking critters
  • By attacking critters in the mines
  • Treasure chests obtained by fishing
  • The Travel Cart
  • Breaking rocks will give you geodes occasionally. Take them to the blacksmith in the town square, he will then crack them open for you, (you will need to request this), and with some luck, you will receive ancient seeds.
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The Museum

Once you have your first ancient artifact, you will need to visit Gunther at the museum. He is also located in the town square. He will ask you to place any items you feel you would like to show off in the museum.

After placing the ancient seed artifact, Gunther will give you a reward, in this instance, it will be an ancient seed.

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In order to find your reward, stand at the counter and select Gunther, he will then ask you again whether you would like to donate something to the museum, or whether you would like to collect your reward.

Simply select “collect reward” and tap on the ancient seed.

Planting Your First Ancient Seed

Now that you have your seed, you will be able to plant it to obtain ancient fruit.

Use the hoe to dig a hole in the ground, then tap on the ancient seed in the left-hand column.

Place the seed in the hole, and water the seed daily in order to receive fruit.

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Ancient fruit requires a certain amount of days before they are ready to be harvested. Game days are determined every time you go to your bed in order to rest.

When you wake, a new day begins.

In this instance, you will need to water the seeds for twenty-eight days, thereafter the cycle will reduce to seven days.

On the twenty-ninth day, your crop will be ready for harvesting.

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You will be able to collect the fruit continuously until winter. When Winter comes, your crops will die, which will require you to obtain new ancient seed relics in order for you to restart the cycle.


If you are a farmer by heart and enjoy crafting and collecting items, Stardew Valley is the perfect game for you!

For more guidelines on Stardew Valley, feel free to check out these articles: The Ultimate Fishing Guide, Best Farm Layouts, and find out where Demetrius lives.

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