Animal Crossing New Horizons is an amazing game that combines fan-favorite features from previous Animal Crossing titles with fun new ways to play. The Stalk Market has already appeared in multiple Animal Crossing games, and it remains a great way to make a quick buck (well, Bell) for your town. However, Turnip prices in the new Animal Crossing Switch game fluctuate, so you need to have a smart strategy if you want your turnip investments to pay off.
How Does the Stalk Market Work?
The Stalk Market offers you an opportunity to trade Turnips and hopefully make a profit. It is unavailable as you start out, but once your town has a certain amount of infrastructure, you’ll get your first visit from Daisy Mae. Daisy always comes to your island on Sunday and offers you to buy Turnips from her. If you choose to buy some, you’ll have six days to sell them, otherwise, they’ll go bad.
This limitation makes selling Animal Crossing Turnips a pretty challenging task, since you can’t just hold on to them until the price is high enough. Still, you don’t want to sell the Turnips as soon as the price increases by just a little because this could be a trend and your Turnips could end up being worth a lot more in a day or two. You can find out the current selling price for Turnips from Timmy and Tommy, so don’t forget to swing by their shop regularly if you want to stay updated on the price changes. Finally, make sure that you sell the Turnips before 10 pm on Saturday, because after that the shops will be closed, and you won’t be able to use drop-off boxes for Turnips.
Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Profits
While the Turnip price fluctuations on the Stalk Market are mostly random, there are some rules that can help you make the most out of Turnips. The most basic rule is that if you have the opportunity to purchase an Animal Crossing red Turnip for 100 Bells or less, you should do that. No matter what happens on the Stalk Market, the Turnip prices are going to go up to 100 Bells or even higher at least once a week. This means that you can always sell your Turnips purchased at 100 Bells or less and break even or even make a small profit.
Sometimes you will inevitably end up taking a chance and being stuck with some Turnips that can now only sell at a very bad price because it’s Saturday afternoon already. In this case, make sure that you do sell them before the shops close, as the sale will at least minimize your losses as compared to just letting the Turnips go bad. Also, if you still have some Turnips on your hands at the end of the week and things aren’t looking good, check in with Timmy and Tommy at around midday. The Animal Crossing Turnips prices would always fluctuate at that time in the previous games, so there’s a good chance the same is going to happen in New Horizons at least occasionally.
Tips for Serious Turnip Traders
If you want to make some impressive profit selling Turnips, you may want to invest in a separate room to store them. This will make the logistics of buying and selling Turnips a lot easier in the long run.
As to obtaining Turnips, Daisy Mae is actually not your only option. Going online and buying Turnips from other players will give you a lot more freedom when it comes to both the time and price of your purchase. Sometimes, you can buy Turnips from other players significantly cheaper than you would’ve from Daisy, allowing you to make a lot of Bells selling them later in the week.
Keep Selling and Share Your Experience
Did you find our tips helpful? Do you have your own recommendations for trading Turnips? Don’t hesitate to share your experiences and tips for your fellow players in the comment section below!