Daisy Mae's Turnip Guide - How to Buy, Sell, and Store Turnips | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide to buying and selling Turnips from Daisy Mae, the adorable Turnip Lady of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn what the best prices to buy Turnips are, and how to sell them for a big profit on Sow Joan's Stalk Market.

What are Turnips?

An In-game Stock Market

Sow Joan
Turnips are the game's version of a real-life stock market, which they call the Stalk Market. Turnips go on sale every Sunday morning, and are sold by the visitor, Daisy Mae. Turnips can then be sold at Nook's Cranny on Monday to Saturday, and if you're willing to wait for a good sell price, you can buy low and sell high for a big profit!

How to Buy Turnips


Daisy Mae Visiting Hours

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

Turnips will be available for purchase at the following times on every Sunday. Look out for the character Daisy Mae, who will be walking around with a basket of Turnips on her head. As she only appears for a few hours, and can sometimes be hard to find, be sure you have some time to go looking for her so you don't miss out!

Best Price to Buy Turnips

The price for Turnips varies each week, so the best price to buy isn't set in stone, but the price of Turnips tends to vary between 50 and 150 Bells. For this reason, you should consider buying if the price of Turnips is under 100 Bells. This should ensure you can sell the Bells for at least a 150% profit.

How Many Turnips to Buy

Turnips are sold in bunches of 10, so you won't be able to buy just a single Turnip – they'll be grouped together to save on inventory space. Well, go big or go home!

It's possible to buy a maximum of 9990 Turnips. If you've got Bells to spare, you should buy as many Turnips you can afford. If you buy at a price under 100 Bells, you're basically guaranteed to be able to at least make a profit, so buying more Turnips will ensure you make a higher profit even a smaller margin.

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

Turnips can be sold any day of the week except Sunday at Nook's Cranny.
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Sell Prices Change Twice a Day

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The sell price of Turnips at Nook's Cranny actually changes twice every day; one in the morning and one at 12:00 noon.

You will want to have enough time to sell your Turnips if the price is good, but also aim for a time close to noon so you'll be able to check two prices in a row easily.

With a total of two prices a day for a week, the player will be able to check a total of 12 sell prices each week. Be sure to check Nook's Cranny each day for both prices to yield 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 have distinct tells, and knowing these differences will allow you to sell at immense profits! If you want to sell the Turnips at the highest price, you can maximize your profit by selling all 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. It can give 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. This is the pattern that gives the highest profit!

Most of the time, the highest price will be the one after the price has gone up twice in a row.

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

3. Downward Trend

The Downard Trend pattern is the hardest pattern to turn a profit on. The Turnip Price start low and continuously go down, never once going up.

For this pattern, the only upside is that the pattern the following week has a high chance of being a Sudden Spike.

4. Slow Spike

Slow Spike Turnip Price Pattern
With the Slow Spike pattern, the Turnip prices will steadily increase. This 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 be after 3 price bumps.

Best Price to Sell Turnips

Compared to buying Turnips, which is available only for a few hours a week at a single price, selling Turnips is available throughout the week, with a total of 12 different sell prices offered. It's worth it to be stingy on your investment, and wait until the sell price is at least 50 Bells more than when you bought them before selling them.

50 Bells may not sound like much, but this will give you a profit equal to 50 Bells times the number of Bells, so if you've dropped a wad of cash on the maximum 9900 Turnips, you'll rake in a whopping 495,000 Bell Profit at a 50-Bell-per-Turnip gain.

That said, if it's afternoon on Saturday, you'll want to go ahead and sell regardless of the price – any sale is better than no sale!

The Sell Price can rarely exceed 500 Bells

It's been confirmed that while it occurs very rarely, the price of Turnips can sometimes go higher than 500 Bells. This isn't guaranteed to happen by any means, so stick with selling at a rate of 50 Bells higher than the Buy Price to make money reliably.

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. This can potentially allow a single player whose Sell Price is 500 Bells to let other players come to their island all sell their Turnips.

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

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. That said, the last opportunity to sell Turnips is on 10:00 PM on Saturday evening, so they'll be useless after that point either way, unless you plan to eat them.

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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When you have rotten turnips on the ground, ants may swarm over it, and you can catch them using a net!

What to Do With Spoiled Turnips

Throw in the Trash

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

List of Trash Cans and Waste Bins

Dispose of Them at Nook's Cranny

dispose of item at nook
You can select rotten Turnips to sell to the Nooklings, but they will only dispose of the item for free.

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

One way to store Turnips is to bury them outside, although we do not recommend this as it is a hassle to dig them up. It also does not look nice on the island.

Inside your house

A way to keep your hoard of turnips hidden from the outside world is to store them inside your house. If you have extra rooms, you can drop them there. We recommend placing them on tables as dropping items on the floor will decrease 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 all but guaranteed to make a solid profit. However, as 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

If you want to make a big profit on Turnips, the easiest way is to travel to another player's island, when their Sell Price is high. This will avoid both the effort of checking the price repeatedly, and the risk that the Sell Price on your own island will not exceed the Buy Price.

Is Buying Turnips Risky?

Despite the stock market associations, the Stalk Market can be defined as a low-risk, low-reward investment, the main risk of the endeavor not being plummeting Turnip prices, but instead the player depositing the Turnips in their house and accidentally letting them rot.

As long as you're willing to put in the work, and invest a lot of selling Turnips can yield a solid reward, but also consider traveling to another player's island to maximize your profits.

Is Eating Turnips Worth It?

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Turnips come in bunches of 10, and if you eat a Turnip, 10 will be eaten at a time automatically. This will increase your stamina to the maximum value of 10, but it won't be a great return on your investment. Stick to picking fruits from trees instead!

What Happens When You Eat Fruit?

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10 Anonymous4 months

>>7 wrong, it’s actually more fun to time skip, plus your basically disagreeing with yourself when ou say the fun part is building your island since if you don’t time skip it’s gonna take month untill you can finally start building it.

9 Anonymous6 months

Definitely have bought more that 9990 turnips. 9990 turnips are around 100 fulls stacks of turnips...I've definitely made more than 3 trips of a full inventory.

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