Every Sunday, most players will focus on the turnips from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, thanks to the arrival of an NPC named Daisy-Mae. However, these vegetables are not for growing as they are actually the game’s version of a kind of stock market, also known as the stalk market.
On Sundays, you buy turnips for a price and then try to sell them before the next Sunday arrives, hopefully for a higher price than you paid for them. Every day, Nook’s nephews will buy you turnips at a different price. So it is a bet as to when you will sell them and what size of profit you will make.
Where to buy turnips from Animal Crossing: New Horizons
You can buy turnips from a new NPC in Animal Crossing: New Horizons named Daisy Mae. She has taken over her grandmother Joan’s job and is now in charge of Sow Joan’s Stalk Market. Yes, you see what they did there, right?
Daisy Mae will come to your island every Sunday morning from 5 am to 12 pm (noon).
You can buy turnips in bunches of 10. Always write down or remember how much you bought your turnips for, as this will be key to your earnings for the week.
If you don’t sell your turnips by next Sunday, they will rot and lose their value. Although it’s worth noting that rotten turnips will attract flies and ants, which you can later tick off your Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug list.
How to sell turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Turnip sales can be done every day of the week at the Sunday bar at Nook’s Cranny, also known as Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Just go and talk to Tommy and ask him ‘Turnip prices?’ to see what today’s prices will be.
Yes, you read that right. Prices. The Nook twins will offer you two Separate prices of turnip per day. One prior to 12 noon and one later noon. Each day, the store will offer two different prices for its turnips. The game consists of betting on what think it will be the highest price each week and where you can make the most profit. In total, you will have 12 different prices during the week, making it a difficult game to play.
Turnip prices are also worth checking with your friends as they may have better rates to make the visit worthwhile. Heck, you can even check the turnip exchange site to make sure you’re making the best profit on your ‘nips every week.
And remember, if you don’t sell them by next Sunday, they will be worthless. Better to make a small profit than none.
According to the official Animal Crossing guide, the fluctuations in turnip prices each week follow one of four patterns:
- Normal: Prices will go up and down slightly, but there will be no major changes during the week.
- Sudden spike: Prices will suddenly rise dramatically at a random time of the week and then drop immediately afterwards.
- Gradual decline: Prices will never rise above the initial purchase price, but will constantly fall throughout the week.
- Soft peak: Prices will go up somewhat at a random point in the week, but not as high as the sudden spike
According to that same guide, the statistics for each week that occur look like this:
|Current employer||Probability of next week’s pattern|
|Normal||Sudden spike||Gradual decline||Soft tip|
|Gradual decline||25%||Four. Five%||5%||25%|
|Soft tip||Four. Five%||25%||fifteen%||fifteen%|
How storing turnips works in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
There’s a slightly odd problem with storing turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in that they can’t actually be stored anywhere. You can’t hit them in your home storage, but you can drop them on the floor of your home, or around your home / rest of the island.
We assume this is to keep you from forgetting the turnips you bought just a few days before, but it doesn’t become inconvenient, especially if you don’t want to waste a precious pocket turnip slot.
And if you’re wondering if you can plant turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, that’s a negative too. You are cheeky.
It’s worth noting that Isabelle will see turnips around her island, and therefore the island’s rating system, as garbage, so she won’t be able to achieve / maintain a 5-star rating with turnips lying around.