The Turnip Stalk Market is a great way to make lots of Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with little effort while having fun at the same time! In this guide, we’ll tell you how to buy turnips and how to sell them later for a huge profit.
How to Buy Turnips from Daisy Mae
The one and only way to purchase Turnips and play the Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is meeting the visiting Daisy Mae character on your island.
Note that in order for Daisy Mae to show up and the Turnip Stalk Market to be enabled, you will need to have fully constructed the Nook’s Cranny shop building on your island.
Daisy Mae Visiting Days and Hours
Daisy Mae shows up offering Turnips for sale on your island every Sunday morning between 5AM to 12PM (Noon). You can find her wandering around in a random location on your island, so be sure to explore the entire area until you find her sneaky spot.
If you have ramps and bridges on your island, expect her to cross over those to farther areas of land, so watch out for that.
How Much Do Turnips Cost To Buy From Daisy Mae?
The price that Daisy Mae will sell Turnips to you on Sunday mornings is a random number that varies every week. We don’t have numbers definitively confirmed for Animal Crossing: New Horizons yet, but in past Animal Crossing games, the buy price of turnips would always be somewhere in the 90-110 Bells range.
So it’s best to purchase turnips if they are towards the 90-100 Bells buy range as that is objectively a ‘good’ price, but we recommend buying them no matter the price as 110 is certainly not a bad price either. You can profit regardless of where in the buy price range you land.
Time Traveling with Turnips
It’s important to be aware of some restrictions on time traveling once you’ve bought any turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you change your system clock backwards in time and load the game at any point while owning turnips, the game will automatically spoil all of your turnips, even if it’s not the next Sunday yet.
Additionally, past Animal Crossing games would tank your turnip prices throughout the week into the ground if you time traveled backwards more than a day. So watch out for that too!
How to Store Turnips
After you buy some Turnips from Daisy Mae on Sunday, the next question you’ll be wondering is what to do with them in the meantime until it’s selling time. Here’s a quick rundown on your options for storing turnips, and what options won’t work.
No Turnips in House Storage
Unfortunately, Animal Crossing: New Horizons does not allow you to store Turnips inside of your house storage menu where almost every other item can be stored. This is a pretty big pain, so you’ll have to find another place to store your Turnips while you wait to see them…
Place Turnips Inside House on Tables or Floor
Since you can’t place turnips inside your house storage menu, the only way to store them in your home is to simply place them on the floor in a spare room or attempt to fit some on top of tables. Placing items like Turnips directly on the floor in your room can reduce your Happy Room Academy rating unfortunately.
Place Turnips Outdoors on Tables or Ground
If completely destroying the aesthetic of your interior rooms with Turnips doesn’t seem appealing, it’s worth remembering that Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ brand new feature allowing you to place furniture outside can be very helpful!
Those truly dedicated to turnips might find it worthwhile setting up a section of their island designed to store turnips on a variety of tables. If you’re going to litter turnips everywhere, you can at least try and make it look slightly stylish with some nice furniture at the same time!
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Going one step further, some fans have come up with creative solutions using custom pattern designs to store their turnips on the ground outside. Check out the tweet above!
How to Sell Turnips at Nook’s Cranny
The only place you can sell your Turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to Timmy or Tommy at the Nook’s Cranny shop. They won’t buy your Turnips on Sundays as the Stalk Market is closed, but during any other day of the week, this is where you go to sell!
Each day throughout the week Monday to Saturday, there are two different Turnip sell prices at Nook’s Cranny — one between opening and 12PM, and another between 12PM and closing.
To learn what the current Turnip selling price is without actually selling your own, walk up to Timmy or Tommy and select the ‘Turnip prices’ dialogue option. If you’re happy with the current price, simply sell your turnips to them the same way you sell any other item.
So in order to maximize your chances of spotting a good Turnip price and turning a solid profit on your investment, you want to ideally check the prices at Nook’s Cranny twice per day all week long. Remember: Check once before 12PM, and check once after 12PM!
When You Should Sell Your Turnips For The Most Money
To state the obvious, you always want to sell your Turnips to Timmy & Tommy for more than you purchased them for from Daisy Mae on Sunday. It’s not a bad idea to make a personal note of what price you bought at, so you don’t accidentally dip into the negative.
The Turnip Stalk Market strategy ultimately comes down to how much risk you are willing to take — if you see a 150 price on Tuesday, do you take it and gain a small profit, or risk holding out for an even greater price later in the week?
It’s worth being aware that prices can rise as high as somewhere in the mid 600s if you are very lucky, or dip as low as the 30s when the prices truly tank.
Common Turnip Price Patterns
The good news is that you’re not totally in the dark on what to expect from prices throughout the week as there are some patterns to how the Stalk Market typically operates.
While we can’t confirm with certainty yet whether Animal Crossing: New Horizons’s Turnip Stalk Market follows the exact same rules, we can look to the previous title Animal Crossing: New Leaf for some clues.
By tracking your turnip prices every day and identifying possible patterns, you can vastly increase your chances of making a profit! Historically, there are four different general patterns that your island’s Turnip prices are likely to follow:
Big Spike Pattern
Turnip prices initially go down continuously by small amounts, but at some point in the week a series of increasing prices begin, in which the third increase is the largest ‘spike’ price. This price is often in the 300-600 range if you are lucky.
Small Spike Pattern
Turnip prices initially go down continuously by small amounts, but at some point in the week a series of increasing prices begin, in which the fourth increase is the largest ‘spike’ price. This price is often a relatively small spike though and may only be in the 150-250 range.
Roller-coaster / Random Pattern
Turnip prices are completely random and unpredictable throughout the entire week, and usually never reach a particularly high selling price. The price is likely to go above your buy price at least a couple times during the week though.
Turnip prices start at a relatively low number usually below your buy price, and continue to go down throughout the entire week without ever recovering. This pattern is the only one where you are practically guaranteed to ‘lose’ playing the Stalk Market. You’ll need to visit another island to make a profit when this occurs.
Tips & Tricks to to Lower Risk & Always Profit from Turnips
While it’s impossible to guarantee yourself a profit and avoid all possible losses when playing the Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are a few extra tricks to increase your chances of success.
Work Together With Friends
The number one way to always beat the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Stalk Market and avoid finding yourself in trouble is work together with some friends, and the more the merrier! While your own island’s Turnip sell prices may be poor during the week, each and every individual island has its own price.
So if you check in with your friends all week long to see what their prices are, your chances of at least someone you know including yourself having a profitable sell price increases dramatically!
Selling turnips at a friend’s island couldn’t be simpler either — just head over to the Airport, visit their island, and head over to their Nook’s Cranny to begin selling. Of course, you’ll need to stuff your inventory full of all your Turnips and this may require multiple trips if you purchased a lot.
And remember, if you do make a massive profit at another player’s island, it’s considered polite to leave a small tip of Bells if you can for their time. We usually try and tip about 5% of our total profits if possible!
Sell Only Some of Your Turnips Early
Another way to minimize potential losses in the Stalk Market is to be smart and hedge your bets by selling a partial amount of your Turnips earlier on during the week.
Exactly when you may wish to sell is up to your personal risk tolerance and what prices are available, but as an example, you could sell 50% of your Turnips when the price hits 130 Bells on Tuesday.
By doing so, you guarantee no loss for that half of your stockpile and even earn a decent profit on them, while leaving yourself open still to benefiting from a potential high jackpot price later in the week! It’s the best of both worlds and worth considering if you’re worried about losing it all.