This is a guide on how to grow and get pumpkins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn the basics of planting and growing pumpkins, as well as what you can use them for!
|Ver. 1.5 - Fall Update Links|
|Halloween Event||Spooky Series||Pumpkin Farming|
|Candy||Lollipop||Skin & Eye Colors|
|Halloween Designs||Dream List||NookLink|
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Pumpkin Starts can be bought from Nook's Cranny on October for 280 Bells. Much like flower bags and tree saplings, these can be found inside the cabinet.
You can also buy Pumpkin Starts from Leif all year round for the same 280 Bells price, but during October he will give you a discount!
He will show up the 1st of October and sell Pumpkin Starts for 140 Bells, which is half the price offered at Nook's Cranny. We recommended buying from him when he visits your island during October!
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You can plant pumpkins by directly planting them from your inventory or by digging a hole and then plant them with a shovel. It takes four days for a pumpkin to reach its fully-grown stage.
|Enlarge Watering Pumpkins||Enlarge Sparkles when Watered|
You can grow pumpkins by watering them every day. You only need to water them twice while growing them to get the maximum of three pumpkins, but it might be easier to water the first batch every day to make sure!
You don't need to water your pumpkins when it rains, so you can focus on other activities during rainy days!
|Watering Frequency||Pumpkin Harvest|
|0 Days||1 Pumpkin|
|1 Day||2 Pumpkins|
|2 Days or More||
Once a pumpkin has fully-grown, you can harvest it and plant it once more to grow more pumpkins. Note that the pumpkin you planted will have the same color, so if you want a different color you need to plant Pumpkin Starts again.
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Harvesting your pumpkins resets them to the 2 day stage, giving you exactly two days (the day you harvest and the day after) to water them again.
Note: Pumpkins will always grow back in the same color as the first time they ripened, so if you want to change the color you have to dig them up and plant a new pumpkin.
You can use the harvested pumpkins to grow more of the same color. Use a shovel to dig a hole and then plant the pumpkin itself.
|Orange Pumpkin||Yellow Pumpkin|
|White Pumpkin||Green Pumpkin|
|Pumpkin Season||All year round|
Pumpkins can be grown and harvested all year round, so make sure you have your watering can and shovel ready for some pumpkin farming!
Unfortunately, you can't buy Pumpkins. However, Jack or a Villager will give you 10 Pumpkins if you give them treats on the evening of Halloween! If you're running low on Pumpkins, make sure to stock up on candies to give out on October 31.
Halloween Event Guide
|Green Pumpkin||Very Low|
There are four different colors for pumpkins. The colors are random, so make sure to plant many Pumpkin Starts. However, once you get one of each, you can re-plant the fully grown pumpkins for more of the same color!
|Enlarge Pumpkin Patch Idea 1||Creator: Anjepuri|
|Enlarge Pumpkin Patch Idea 2||Creator: Rin-chan|
|Enlarge Pumpkin Patch Idea 3||Creator: minto|
|Enlarge 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!
Pumpkins are used as a DIY crafting item to create the items shown below. You can also customize them to get different variations of each furniture by using different colored pumpkins!
|DIY Item||Required Materials|
・Orange Pumpkin (×10)
|Spooky Candy Set||
・Iron Nugget (×10)
・Orange Pumpkin (×30)
・Iron Nugget (×5)
・Iron Nugget (×1)
・Orange Pumpkin (×4)
|Spooky Lantern Set||
・Clump of Weeds (×4)
・Orange Pumpkin (×4)
|Spooky Standing Lamp||
・Orange Pumpkin (×14)
|Spooky Table Setting||
・Iron Nugget (×1)
・Orange Pumpkin (×7)
・Star Fragment (×3)
・Spooky Lantern (×1)
Pumpkins actually sell for more than their starts cost, with a slightly higher selling price of 350 Bells per pumpkin.
Below you can see some calculations on how much you would earn if you grow 1 pumpkin (no watering), 2 pumpkins (water once), or 3 pumpkins (water twice.)
Note: We have calculated the profits without substracting the initial cost, as that is only relevant the first time you harvest!
The initial cost in parentheses is if you buy starts from Leif in October.
You can drop pumpkins to decorate with them as they are, too! We haven't tested yet, but we don't believe they will have a negative impact on your island rating.
We think the fact that Leif sells the plants year round means it's highly likely that we will be able to grow more crops down the road, so we have our fingers crossed for the next update in November!
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In my experience they do not count as trees and shrubs
Here's a question: Do pumpkins count as trees or flowers toward your star rating? Has anyone determined this yet?
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My incline on acnh disappeared. I built one a while back to let one of the villagers get down from a cliff his house is built on and I just realized it’s not there anymore. Anyone else expierence this? What happened?
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