ACNH Turnip Guide - How to Get Turnips and Make a Profit | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide on how and when to get turnips from Daisy Mae to make a profit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH).

Read on to learn the best turnip prices and when you should sell them at the Stalk Market.

What are Turnips?

Currency for the Stalk Market

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Turnips are the currency used in the game's version of the real-life stock market, which they call the Stalk Market.

Turnips go on sale every Sunday morning, and are sold by the turnip lady, Daisy Mae.

You can sell Turnips at Nook's Cranny from Monday to Saturday. If you're willing to wait for a good sell price, you can buy low and sell high for a big profit!

How to Get Turnips


Daisy Mae Visiting Hours Schedule

Day Every Sunday
Location Randomly around the island
Time of Day 5:00 AM to 12:00 noon

Daisy Mae will sell Turnips from 5:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Sundays in random locations around your island.

It's a good idea to go looking for her early so you can buy her turnips! Daisy Mae only appears from 5:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and has a habit of wandering around your island.

Who is Daisy Mae?

Best Price to Buy Turnips

Turnip prices vary each week, often between 50 and 150 Bells. While the best price to buy isn't set in stone, it's a good idea to buy Turnips under 100 Bells to aim for around 150% profit.

How Many Turnips to Buy

Turnips are sold by Daisy Mae in stacks of 10, so you won't be able to buy just a single Turnip – they'll be grouped together to save on inventory space.

Buy as Many Turnips as You Can!

You can buy a maximum of 9990 Turnips in one purchase from Daisy Mae and you can buy more as long as you have enough bells.

If you've got the Bells to spare, you should buy as many Turnips you can afford.

Buy them at just under 100 bells so that you'd be guaranteed to make a profit, even if only by a few bells per turnip!

How to Sell Turnips


When You Can Sell Turnips

Day Every day except Sunday
Location Nook's Cranny
Time of Day 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

You can sell Turnips at Nook's Cranny any day of the week except Sunday.
How to Unlock & Upgrade Nook's Cranny

Sell Prices Change Twice a Day

Price before noon Price after noon

The sell price for Turnips changes twice every day: one in the morning and one at 12:00 noon.

Although you'll want enough time to sell your Turnips, it's a good idea to do a price check close to noon so you can check the two prices easily.

Check Prices Everyday!

Since you can check two prices a day for a week, you have a total of 12 different sell prices each week.

Always check Nook's Cranny each day so you can easily determine the best possible sell price for your Turnips!

Turnip Price Patterns

Predict Turnips Prices

Current Week's Pattern Next Week Pattern Chance
1 2 3 4
1. Standard Low Mid Low High
2. Sudden Spike High Low Low Mid
3. Downward Trend Mid High Low Mid
4. Slow Spike High Mid Low Low

There are Four Price Patterns

There are 4 types of Turnip Price fluctuation patterns. Each pattern has distinct tells, and knowing these differences allow you to sell at immense profits!

If you want to sell the Turnips at the highest price, sell all of your Turnips at once during a Spike.

1. Standard

Standard Turnip Price Pattern
For the Standard Turnip Price pattern, the buying price repeatedly rises and falls, and generally results in a small profit.

If you bought Turnips and get the Standard pattern, it's recommended that you sell it when the price rises even a little.

2. Sudden Spike

The Sudden Spike pattern is a pattern where the buying price suddenly shoots up, and is the pattern that gives the highest profit!

Most of the time, the selling price peaks after the price has gone up twice in a row.

Note: We have repeatedly tested this and got the best price after 2 price bumps, but it's not a 100% guaranteed result.

3. Downward Trend

The Downward Trend pattern is the hardest pattern to turn a profit, with the price starting low and continuously going down - often never once going up.

This pattern has one upside; the pattern following week has a high chance of becoming a Sudden Spike.

4. Slow Spike

Slow Spike Turnip Price Pattern

The Slow Spike pattern is characterized by a steady increase in Turnip Prices, and is the second best pattern to turn a profit on.

The best price is usually the one after the price has gone up 3 times.

Note: Most of our testing resulted in this, but it's not 100% guaranteed that the best price will appear after 3 price bumps.

When to Sell Turnips

Best Price to Sell Turnips

Although you can sell Turnips throughout the week, it's a good idea to wait until the sell price is at least 50 Bells more than the price you bought them.

While 50 Bells may not sound much, it still gives you a slight profit to cover your initial investment!

If, for example, you bought 9990 Turnips, you're still getting a 495,000 Bell Profit at a 50-Bell-per-Turnip gain.

Sell Your Turnips Before Sunday

If it's afternoon on a Saturday, you'll want to sell your Turnips regardless of price. Any sale is better than your turnips rotting!

The Sell Price can rarely exceed 500 Bells

The sell price of Turnips often goes higher than 500 Bells, though it's rare and isn't guaranteed to happen by any means.

It's better to stick to selling Turnips at a 50 Bells higher than the initial cost as it's more reliable than waiting for that rare spike in sell price.

How to Make Money Fast with Turnips

Sell When You Have Pattern 2 or 4

The best times to sell Turnips is when you hit the Spike of either the Sudden or Slow Spike price patterns!

The best of the two is the Sudden Spike, but since the weekly patterns are mostly random and a matter of luck, it takes a long time to predict when it will happen.

Pattern 2 and 4

Turnip_Chart_2.pnghr]2. Sudden Spike Slow Spike Turnip Price Pattern
4. Slow Spike

Visit an Island with a High Sell Price

If your friend or an online player has a high Sell Price on their island, you can visit them with Local Connection or Online to sell your Turnips there.

Offer and find Turnip prices on our Turnip Price Board!
Turnip Price Trading Board

Efficient Selling Between Two Players

Recommended Prices (Two Players/Islands Required)
  • An Island with a turnip price of 500 Bells in Nook's Cranny
  • An Island with a turnip price of 90 Bells from Daisy Mae

This method requires Time Travelling, but is an efficient way of earning bells through Turnip Trading.

One player time travels to a day when Turnip prices are high, while the other time travels to Sunday when Turnip prices are low.

Both players will alternate visiting each other's islands to maximize the profits from selling Turnips!

The other island's clock doesn't affect your Turnips

Even if the in-game clock is different on the Switch of the island you visit, it won't cause your Turnips to rot.

The state of your Turnips is based on your own island's clock, so even if you or the other player have Time Traveled before, you can travel to any player's island without fear.

When Do Turnips Rot?

On Sunday Morning

Turnips Will Rot
Turnips will rot one week after purchase, on the same morning Daisy Mae appears to sell them. The last opportunity to sell Turnips is at 10:00 PM on a Saturday evening.

Do Turnips Rot When You Time Travel?

Setting Back the Clock will Rot Turnips

If you Time Travel to try to avoid your Turnips rotting, they will rot automatically.

Even if it's Saturday afternoon and you can't get a good price, don't set the in-game clock back! You're better off selling at a loss.

Rotten turnips attract ants

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Rotten turnips placed on the ground will attract a swarm of ants, which you can then cath using a net!

What to Do With Spoiled Turnips

Dispose of Them at Nook's Cranny

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You can sell Turnips at Nook's Cranny, but the Nooklings will only pay you 100 Bells for it.

Throw in the Trash

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Once turnips rot, they are as good as trash! Throw them in a garbage can to prevent island rating decrease.

List of Trash Cans and Waste Bins

How to Store Turnips

Turnips Cannot Be Stored in the Storage

Sadly, you cannot put Turnips in the storage, so if you buy a lot on Sundays, you will have to get creative.

Where to Store Turnips

Bury them outside

You can bury Turnips to store them, although it's not recommended since it's a hassle to dig up and makes the island look less visually appealing.

Inside your house

You can also store your Turnips inside your house. If you have extra rooms, you can drop them on the floor.

Alternatively, you can place them on tables to avid decreasing your HHA score.

Display them on your island

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The last and best way to store turnips is to place them outside on your island as decoration. Get creative and create a turnip farm!

Can You Plant Turnips?

You Cannot Plant Turnips

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You cannot plant turnips. Turnips do not work like trees and flowers that grow when you bury them with a shovel.

Is Buying and Selling Turnips Worth It?

Requires the Player to Check Prices Every Day

If you're willing to check every Sunday for a low price, invest a hoard of Bells into a single Turnip purchase, and check all 12 prices in one week.

You're pretty much guaranteed to make some profit.

Keep in mind that since the profit will probably only yield around 150% of your original investment, the only way to break the bank is to buy a huge number of turnips.

Visiting Another Player's Island is the Best Way

The easiest way to make a big profit from Turnips is by travelling to another player's island when their sell price is high.

This lets you avoid checking the price every day as well as the risk having to sell your Turnips during a price drop.

Is Buying Turnips Risky?

Despite the stock market associations, the Stalk Market is a fairly low-risk, low-reward investment.

With the biggest risk accidentally letting the Turnips rot instead of price drops.

Investing and selling Turnips requires some work and prediction, but you can lower the risk and maximize profits by travelling to another player's island and selling there.

Is Eating Turnips Worth It?

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Turnips come in bunches of 10 so if you eat a Turnip, you're eating 10 at a time!. While this increases your stamina to the maximum value, it's not a great return on investment.

Stick to picking fruits from trees instead!

What Happens When You Eat Fruit?

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