Stardew Valley – Do Trees Grow During the Winter?

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Trees are weird in Stardew Valley. Usually, they will be more of a hindrance than a bonus, as they will grow everywhere and take over your farm like a parasite.

However, there are moments when you would want one type of tree on your farm. This is always the case when it comes to fruit trees, as they will always give you good resources and will never grow all over the place on the farm.

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Still, if you planned to have some nice trees grown for the Spring, the Winter would be the best moment to plant them. However, do trees grow during the Winter in Stardew Valley? You would normally think that they wouldn’t.

Wild trees in Stardew Valley, such as Maple, Oak, and Pine trees, don’t naturally grow in the Winter, but you can force them to grow using Tree Fertilizer. Luckily, fruit trees will grow no matter the season.

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Do Trees Grow During the Winter in Stardew Valley?

Naturally, wild trees don’t grow during the Winter in Stardew Valley. However, you can make them grow during this harsh season if you use Tree Fertilizer.

Not only will your wild trees grow during the Winter with Tree Fertilizer, but they will also be ready to use in around 5 days.

If you are also wondering, yes, you can use the Tapper to get resources from those trees during the Winter without any problems.

Everything will generally be the same, excluding the growth that only happens with the help of fertilizer.

When it comes to fruit trees in Stardew Valley, they will always grow, no matter the season. You don’t have to give them any fertilizer to get them ready for the Spring.

In 28 days, the fruit tree will be ready for harvest, as long as the season is right.

How to Get and Use Tree Fertilizer in Stardew Valley

To unlock the Tree Fertilizer recipe in Stardew Valley, you will need to reach level 7 in Foraging. Once you do, you will have to use 5 Fiber and 5 Stone to make it.

To actually help your trees grow during the Winter, you will need to plant the seed and then apply the Tree Fertilizer over it.

If it has already advanced to a different growth stage, you won’t be able to use the fertilizer on it.

This means that if you plant a tree at the end of Fall and don’t use Tree Fertilizer on it, it will stop growing once you get to Winter.

That’s everything you need to know about trees and if they grow during the Winter in Stardew Valley!

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Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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