Mini Crop FAQ: Sunlight and Water Requirements with Full Crop List

#1Rabid PossumPosted 8/30/2008 11:28:42 AMmessage detail
Crop FAQ – Water and Sun

There seems to be a lot of questions about the crop system in this, so I have put this together to see if it will help.

Growth Stages
Crops grow in stages. The first day is always the seed stage. This is followed by 1-4 growth stages in which the plant increasingly matures. To get to the next growth stage, 3 things need to have happened:

1) The minimum number of days in the growth stage need to have passed.
2) The crop needs to have received the minimum level of sunlight.
3) The crop needs to have received the minimum level of water.

Sunlight
The only way for the crops to get sunlight is during certain types of weather.

Sunny days (blazing sun icon): 3
Fair (sun with straight lines for rays): 1
All other weather: 0

The Greenhouse gives +1 light every day

Water
Crops can receive water from the weather as well as from you physically watering them.

Typhoons and blizzards: 3
Rain and snow: 2
Drizzle: 1
All other weather: 0

Watering with your watering can adds 1 water. You can water as many times as you want in one day and it will increase the water level by 1 each time you do it.

Highest Quality Crops
You want to aim for the minimum amount of water and sunlight for the crop to get the highest quality. Each type of crop has different requirements. If you exceed the maximum, the crops will wilt and die.

Don’t Water if you Don’t Need To
If you reached the minimum water amount in the growth stage, stop watering! Also, take into account next day’s weather before you water your crops, because depending on what the weather is the next day, when your growth stage ends, and your water levels, you may not even need to water that day.

Crop List

Apples
Seed stage: 9 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 20-100
1st stage: 12 days / Sunlight 15-60 / Water 25-120
2nd stage: 10 days / Sunlight 40-120 / Water 60-120
3rd stage: 3 days / Sunlight 5-40 / Water 10-60
Repeat Harvest: Sunlight 4-20 / Water 5-30

Banana
Seed stage: 9 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 4-20
1st stage: 6 days / Sunlight 15-100 / Water 3-20
2nd stage: 24 days / Sunlight 50-120 / Water 12-60
3rd stage: 3 days / Sunlight 5-40 / Water 3-20
Repeat Harvest: Sunlight 4-30 / Water 2-16

Bell Pepper
Seed stage: 2 days / Sunlight 4 - 18 / Water 2-10
1st stage: 1 day / Sunlight 2-10 / Water 1-6
2nd stage: 2 days / Sunlight 3-12 / Water 2-16
3rd stage: 2 days / Sunlight 4-12 / Water 1-16

Buckwheat
Seed stage: 4 days / Sunlight 4-32 / Water 4-40
1st stage: 4 days / Sunlight 4-36 / Water 4-32
2nd stage: 4 days / Sunlight 4-36 / Water 4-32
3rd stage: 4 days / Sunlight 4-32 / Water 4-40
4th stage: 4 days / Sunlight 4-32 / Water 4-40

Cabbage
Seed stage: 4 days / Sun 7 -20 / Water 3-12
1st stage: 5 days / Sun 9-22 / Water 4-12
2nd stage: 5 days / Sun 9-20 / Water 5-16

Carrots
Seed stage: 3 days / Sun 5-16 / Water 3-12
1st stage: 4 days / Sun 6-20 / Water 4-16

Corn
Seed stage: 3 days / Sunlight 5-16 / Water 3-12
1st stage: 4 days / Sunlight 6-16 / Water 4-20
2nd stage: 4 days / Sunlight 6-20 / Water 4-20
3rd stage: 3 days / Sunlight 6-20 / Water 3–16

Cucumber
Seed stage: 4 days / Sun 5-20 / Water 3-12
1st stage: 3 days / Sun 4-16 / Water 2-8
2nd stage: 2 days / Sun 3-12 / Water 2-10

Eggplants
Seed stage: 3 days / Sun 5-18 / Water 3-12
1st stage: 3 days / Sun 6-20 / Water 4-14
2nd stage: 3 days / Sun 6-20 / Water 3-16

Grapes
Seed stage: 3 days / Sunlight 9-60 / Water 10-60
1st stage: 21 days / Sunlight 55-120 / Water 65-120
2nd stage: 33 days / Sunlight 70-120 / Water 80-120
3rd stage: 3 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 15-80
Repeat Harvest: Sunlight 10-40 / Water 10-50

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#2Rabid Possum(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2008 11:29:01 AMmessage detail
Grass
Seed stage: 3 days / Sun 3-18 / Water 1-20
1st stage: 4 days / Sun 4-18 / Water 1-20
2nd stage: 4 days / Sun 4-18 / Water 1-20

Matsutake
Seed stage: 5 days / Sunlight 5-20 / Water 12-50
1st stage: 10 days / Sunlight 10-30 / Water 25-80
2nd stage: 15 days / Sunlight 10-40 / Water 20-80
3rd stage: 15 days / Sunlight 10-40 / Water 20-80
Repeated Harvest: Sunlight 3-12 / Water 6-20

Onions
Seed: 3 days / sun 3-12 / water 3-10
1st stage: 4 days / sun 4-20 / water 4-14

Oranges
Seed stage: 3 days / Sunlight 5-30 / Water 6-40
1st stage: 21 days / Sunlight 25-100 / Water 30-100
2nd stage: 18 days / Sunlight 20-90 / Water 30-60
3rd stage: 3 days / Sunlight 4-20 / Water 6-24
Repeat Harvest: Sunlight 4-20 / Water 6-24

Peaches
Seed stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 4-40
1st stage: 10 days / Sunlight 20-100 / Water 20-100
2nd stage: 39 days / Sunlight 50-120 / Water 30-120
3rd stage: 3 days / Sunlight 5-40 / Water 3-20
Repeat Harvest: Sunlight 4-20 / Water 4-16

Pineapples
Seed stage: 5 days / Sunlight 10-30 / Water 5-16
1st stage: 5 days / Sunlight 8-24 / Water 6-20
2nd stage: 5 days / Sunlight 8-24 / Water 6-18
3rd stage: 5 days / Sunlight 10-32 / Water 6–16

Potatoes
Seed: 3 days / sun 3-10 / water 3-10
1st stage: 4 days / sun 4-14 / water 4-14

Pumpkins
Seed stage: 4 days / Sun 10-30 / Water 4-12
1st stage: 5 days / Sun 13-40 / Water 5-14
2nd stage: 5 days / Sun 14-40 / Water 5-16

Rice
Seed stage: 10 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 0-20
1st stage: 10 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 0-28
2nd stage: 10 days / Sunlight 15-80 / Water 0-40
3rd stage: 10 days / Sunlight 20-100 / Water 0-60
4th stage: 10 days / Sunlight 20-100 / Water 0-60

Shiitake
Seed stage: 2 days / Sunlight 2-12 / Water 5-40
1st stage: 5 days / Sunlight 5-30 / Water 10-80
2nd stage: 10 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 20-120
3rd stage: 5 days / Sunlight 5-30 / Water 10-60
Repeated Harvest: Sunlight 3-20 / Water 6-36

Soybeans
Seed stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 10-60
1st stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 12-60
2nd stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-80 / Water 12-60
3rd stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-100 / Water 14-80
4th stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-100 / Water 12-68


Spinach
Seed: 2 days / sun 2-8 / water 2-8
1st stage: 3 days / sun 3-12 / water 2-8

Strawberries
Seed stage: 4 days / Sun 3-10 / Water 4-12
1st stage: 3 days / Sun 2-10 / Water 3-12
2nd stage: 2 days / Sun 2-6 / Water 2-8

Toadstool
Seed stage: 3 days / Sunlight 3-20 / Water 5-40
1st stage: 10 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 17-120
2nd stage: 9 days / Sunlight 9-80 / Water 15-80
3rd stage: 5 days / Sunlight 5-30 / Water 9-80
Repeated Harvest: Sunlight 4-20 / Water 8-50

Tomatoes
Seed stage: 2 days / Sunlight 6-20 / Water 3-12
1st stage: 2 days / Sunlight 6-22 / Water 2-10
2nd stage: 2 days / Sunlight 6-20 / Water 2-10
3rd stage: 3 days / Sunlight 8-20 / Water 2-12

Turnips
Seed: 2 days / sun 2-10 / water 2-10
1st: 2 days / sun 2-10 / water 2-10

Wheat
Seed stage: 30 days / Sunlight 30-60 / Water 10-60
1st stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-60 / Water 6-48
2nd stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-80 / Water 4-48
3rd stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-100 / Water 4-48
4th stage: 8 days / Sunlight 10-100 / Water 6-48

Yams
Seed: 1 day / sun 2-8 / water 1-8
1st: 2 day / sun 3-16 / water 1-4
2nd: 2 day / sun 3-16 / water 1-4

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#3soma2035Posted 8/30/2008 11:34:26 AMmessage detail
Looks like you're done posting, requested a sticky.
#4BerserkerlxlPosted 8/30/2008 12:47:44 PMmessage detail
does this mean i can water a plant the number of times it needs all in one day, reset when it rains so there's always sun, and not have to water it any other day?
#5nicola_noirPosted 8/30/2008 12:49:27 PMmessage detail
thanks rabidpossum
#6the_skdsterPosted 8/30/2008 1:14:33 PMmessage detail
[quote]does this mean i can water a plant the number of times it needs all in one day, reset when it rains so there's always sun, and not have to water it any other day?[/quote]

Wants to know answer to this as well.
Also, if I water my TURNIPs for more than10 days, they will die?!?
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#7nicola_noirPosted 8/30/2008 1:19:10 PMmessage detail
if you water you turnips more than 10 times, then yes...they will die by just dessapearing all of a sudden. because the water requirement is between 2-10 times watering. the least amount the better.
#8RaidenZeroXPosted 8/30/2008 1:37:27 PMmessage detail
Thanks!
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#9Rabid Possum(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2008 1:43:08 PMmessage detail
The weather is incredibly hard to manipulate in this game. I think it is predetermined 5 days in advance. So if you do go to the trouble of figuring out a good way to manipulate the weather, you could water your plants all the water it needs in one day and just let the sun take care of the rest.

I like to just go to bed over and over to see what the weather is like for the next few days to help my determine if and how much I should water my existing crops.
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#10Rabid Possum(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2008 1:45:14 PMmessage detail
And yes, exceeding the maximum amount of water and sunlight in any stage will cause the plant to die.

Also, if you were only getting rain and no sunlight, eventually the water will exceed the maximum allowable water level and the crops will die.
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