How to Find and Grow Pumpkins | Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Animal Crossing New Horizons - ACNH Pumpkin Guide | How to Get and Farm Pumpkins

Want to learn all things pumpkin? With our pumpkin guide, you'll learn all about where to buy pumpkin starts, how to harvest pumpkins, how to use pumpkins for DIY and more!

So what are you waiting for? Buy some pumpkin starts at Nook's Cranny or at Leif's Garden Shop and do all things pumpkin-related with the help of our guide below!

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How to Get Pumpkins

From Nook's Cranny

ACNH - Pumpkin Guide - Buy Pumpkin Starts from Nook

Starting October 2020, Pumpkin Starts will be available at Nook's Cranny for 280 Bells. Much like flower bags and tree saplings, you'll find these inside the cabinet.

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From Leif

ACNH - Pumpkin Guide - Buy Pumpkin Starts from Leif
You can also buy Pumpkin Starts from Leif all year round for the same price (280 Bells)!

Though on October, he'll half his price down to 140 Bells. Definitely look the the koala the deals of the season!

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How to Grow Pumpkins

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Grow your pumpkins by watering them every day with your Watering Can! Pumpkins take a total of 4 days to grow before they can be harvested.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
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How to Use Pumpkins

Use for DIYs

Pumpkins are used as a DIY material to create the items from the Spooky Series.

You can also use Pumpkins to customize items. Just make sure to match the pumpkins you have to the color you want to customize your item to!

Spooky Furniture, Clothes, and Items

Sell at Nook's Cranny

ACNH - Player selling pumpkins at at Nook

Pumpkins actually sell for more than their starts cost at 350 Bells a piece. Check how much you can earn from harvesting Pumpkins with our porift calculation below!

Pumpkin Harvest Profit Calculations

# of Starts Cost of Starts Harvesed, Watered Once Harvested, Watered Twice Harvested, Watered Thrice
1 280
350 700 1,050
5 1,400
1,750 3,500 5,250
10 2,800
3,500 7,000 10,500
20 5,600
7,000 14,000 21,000

The initial cost in parentheses is if you buy starts from Leif in October.

Use as Decorations

ACNH - Pumpkin Guide -  Place Pumpkins as Decorations

You can place Pumpkins to decorate on your island! However, leaving too many of the on the ground could lower your island rating.

You can place them on top of furniture, such as tables and shelves to avoid this!

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Eat for Stamina Points

ACNH - Pumpkin Guide - Stamina Gauge

Eating pumpkins, much like you can with fruits, turnips, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots, can get you up to 10 points of stamina that allows you to things you cannot normally do in the game.

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What are Pumpkins?

Material Source
Orange Pumpkin IconOrange Pumpkin ・Grow from Pumpkin Starts
Yellow Pumpkin IconYellow Pumpkin ・Grow from Pumpkin Starts
White Pumpkin IconWhite Pumpkin ・Grow from Pumpkin Starts
Green Pumpkin IconGreen Pumpkin ・Grow from Pumpkin Starts

Pumpkins can be bought at Nook's Cranny for 280 Bells. When harvested, Pumpkins can be sold for 350 Bells.

Pumpkin Harvest Profit Calculations

Types of Pumpkins

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Pumpkins can come in four colors: orange, yellow, white, and green. You won't know what color a pumpkin will be until they've fully ripened.

Orange pumpkins are the most likely to grow, while green pumpkins are the least likely. Plant a lot or create your own pumpkin patch to get all the colors!

Pumpkin Patch Ideas

Pumpkin Patch Idea 1 Creator: Anjepuri
Pumpkin Patch Idea 2 Creator: Rin-chan
Pumpkin Patch Idea 3 Creator: minto
Pumpkin Patch Idea 4 Creator: Yuuchaman

Decorate your island even further by creating your very own pumpkin garden. The table above shows some cute examples of pumpkin patch layouts to get you started!

If you want to go all out for Halloween, make sure to check our top Halloween-themed custom designs too!

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