Turnips have appeared in every Animal Crossing game to date and continue to offer a high risk-high reward method for earning a lot of money in a short period.
For the unfamiliar, turnips are essentially AC’s take on the stock market, with players able to buy them ahead of time from Daisy Mae with hopes of selling them for a nice profit later on.
However, if you’re not careful, you can find yourself having to sell your vegetable at a loss or, even worst, end up with rotten, unsellable turnips.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to buy and sell turnips as well as offer tips for playing the Stalk Market in New Horizons. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of turnip price patterns and organizing exchanges with other players.
If you would like to learn more about island living, check out our ACNH tips and tricks guide to help get you started.
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How To Buy Turnips
Turnips come in bundles of 10 and can be purchased from Daisy Mae every Sunday during the hours of 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. To buy some, you’ll first have to track down Daisy Mae, a cute pig that has inherited the family turnip business from her grandmother Joan, making her the new leader of Sow Joan’s Stalk Market.
Since Daisy appears on random parts of your island, it’s essential to search every nook and cranny until you find her.
Once you’ve found Daisy Mae, approach her to find out how much her turnips cost that week and decide whether or not they’re worth purchasing. Prices can vary on average from 90 Bells up to 110 Bells per turnip, and it’s generally recommended you buy only when the price is under 100 Bells.
You can buy turnips from Daisy as many times you want until she leaves your island at noon.
How To Sell Turnips
You can sell your turnips Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Nook’s Cranny by selecting the ‘Turnip prices?’ dialogue option. Since the shop will offer to buy your turnips at a different price each day, you may want to consider holding out until you get a price at least 50 Bells higher than what you paid per turnip.
However, wait too long or time-travel, and you risk losing your turnips altogether since any unsold turnips left in your possession will turn rotten on the following Sunday when Daisy Mae visits.
In addition to checking your shop’s daily turnip price, you should be checking in with your friends to see what their turnip prices are each day as well. Since each shop will have its own price pattern, it’s possible to sell your entire turnip stock at a high value on another player’s island.
There are also a bunch of community-driven sites and Discord servers dedicated to selling turnips.
While it’s not a requirement, we recommend upgrading your inventory as quickly as possible to make sure you have enough space for all your turnips, especially since turnips can’t be placed inside your house’s storage.
Your other option is to simply drop them on the ground either inside your house or around the rest of your island.
Turnip Price Patterns
There are four distinct turnip price patterns in New Horizons, and the one you’ll end up with at the start of the week is randomly selected for the most part. However, it’s still possible to predict which one you’ll get the following week based on your current week’s trend.
Knowing the differences between each is extremely useful if you have any hopes of flipping turnips for a massive profit.
As you can see, the best patterns to have are the Sudden Spike and Slow Spike, which both provide an opportunity to sell your turnips at an exorbitant price and make the most money.
The Standard pattern can still be used to turn a small profit. Lastly, Downward is the worst pattern to have, although it also has the lowest chances of appearing.
Here is a chart breaking down the probability of getting each pattern based on your current one:
|Current Week's Pattern||Next Week Pattern Chance|
|2. Sudden Spike||High||Low||Low||Mid|
|4. Slow Spike||High||Mid||Low||Low|
The Turnip Exchange
If you’ve got your eyes set on making as much money as you can and don’t mind waiting in line, Warp World’s Turnip Exchange is a useful tool that crowdsources turnip vendor and shop prices from players around the globe.
This allows you to hone in on the islands offering the best daily turnip prices while streamlining the entire process.
Upon loading up the site, you’ll see sections for becoming a host, joining turnip queues, and searching through the most recent islands. Players who sign up to be a host are given a unique Turnip Code which operates like in-game Dodo Codes. Visiting players are required to wait in a virtual queue until it’s their turn.
In addition to getting the best turnip prices, the Turnip Exchange is also useful for exchanging items with other players for cataloguing purposes.