To plant hops in Stardew Valley, you’ll need hops starters, tilled soil, a trellis, water, fertilizer, and patience. You can obtain hops starters from Pierre’s General Store, the Summer Crops Bundle, or JojaMart.
After choosing a location, use the hops starter on the tilled soil and build a trellis. Train the hops to climb up the trellis with your hoe and stakes, and water and fertilize them regularly.
You’ll be able to harvest the hops after 11 days and repeat the process to grow more.
Why Should You Plant Hops?
Growing hops in Stardew Valley can have several benefits. While hops may not be used in any recipes, hops are a key ingredient in Pale Ale, a valuable and tasty beverage that can be sold or consumed for energy and health restoration.
- Hops can be placed in a Keg to produce Pale Ale, which can be aged in Casks to increase its quality.
- Hops are also used in the spool of the Sewing Machine with Cloth to create a dyeable Shirt and Belt.
- Hops are a relatively low-maintenance crop that can produce multiple harvests per season.
- Moreover, growing hops can also give you significant experience points, making it a great way to level up your Farming skill.
In fact, it provides the second-best experience for levelling up your Farming skill in a single season, beaten only by a mature Ancient Fruit crop.
So, if you’re looking for a way to level up your farming skill quickly, planting a large amount of hops starters during the summer is definitely a good option.
When Can You Grow Hops in Stardew Valley?
Same as harvesting melon in Stardew Valley, hops can be only be grown during the Summer season. You can obtain Hops starters by purchasing them from Pierre’s General Store, completing the Summer Crops Bundle in the Community Center, or purchasing them from JojaMart (for 75g or 60g with a Membership).
In addition to growing Hops on your main farm in Summer, you can also grow them year-round in the Greenhouse or on the Island Farm.
It’s worth noting that Hops take about 11 days to grow, with the first Hops being produced on the 12th day after they’re planted and every day afterwards.
How To Plant Hops in Stardew Valley?
Planting hops in Stardew Valley involves several steps that you need to follow to ensure a successful crop.
Obtain Hops Starters:
First, you need to obtain hops starters, which you can buy from Pierre’s General Store in Spring or Summer or receive as a reward for completing the Summer Crops Bundle in the Community Center or purchasing from JojaMart.
Choose a Planting Location:
Once you have the hops starters, you need to choose a suitable location to plant them. Hops can be planted on any tilled soil on your farm, but it’s important to choose a location that is easily accessible and close to a water source.
Plant the Hops Starters:
After selecting a location, you can plant the hops starters by using them on the tilled soil. Remember to leave at least one space between each starter to ensure proper growth.
Build a Trellis:
Hops require a trellis to grow properly, so you must build one using wood, which you can obtain by chopping trees on your farm or purchasing from Robin’s Carpenter Shop. Once you have the wood, go to the crafting menu and select the trellis option.
Water and Fertilize:
To ensure the proper growth of hops, you need to water them regularly and use fertilizer to increase crop quality. Hops require a lot of water, especially during hot weather, so make sure to water them daily.
|Time-Frame||Time Saved||Time to Harvest|
|Deluxe Speed-Gro||25%||9 days|
|Hyper Speed-Gro||33%||8 days|
|Agriculturist (no fertilizer)||10%||10 days|
|Agriculturist + Speed-Gro||20%||9 days|
|Agriculturist + Deluxe Speed-Gro||35%||8 days|
|Agriculturist + Hyper Speed-Gro||43%||8 days|
It’s worth noting that once Hops have been planted and started growing, you must not walk through them. So, plan your placement accordingly so you can still easily access other parts of your farm.
However, once the Hops have been harvested or if they die, you can walk through the dead plants without any trouble.
You can also grow hops in the Greenhouse or on the Island Farm, where they can be grown year-round. JojaMart also sells hops for 75g (60g if you have a Membership).
How To Harvest Hops in Stardew Valley?
Harvesting Hops in Stardew Valley is a breeze! After about 11 days of waiting for them to grow fully, you can use your right-click on the PC or the equivalent button if playing on another platform to collect them.
I still remember my first time doing this – it was so exciting to see those Hops finally ready and able to be harvested.
Plus, there are no special requirements at all when it comes to harvesting; just walk up to one of the plants and, voila! You’re good to go and ready with some fresh hops.
So don’t worry if you’re new to Stardew Valley – everyone starts somewhere, myself included, back when I first started playing this awesome game.
All that’s left now is for you to join in on the hop-harvesting fun yourself!
It’s important to note that Hops plants continue to produce Hops every day after the first harvest. So, make sure to check on your Hops plants daily during the harvest season to maximize your yield.
Good luck out there – have fun!
- How long does it take for Hops to grow in Stardew Valley?
Hops typically take about 11 days to grow. If you have the Agriculturist Profession or fertilize the starters with Speed-Gro, that time can be cut down.
- How do you train Hops to grow on a trellis?
To train Hops to climb up the trellis, you can use your hoe to till the soil beneath the Hops plant and place a wooden stake on the tilled soil.
- Can Hops grow year-round in Stardew Valley?
Yes, Hops can grow on your main farm in Summer, as well as year-round in the Greenhouse or on the Island Farm.
- Where do you plant hops in Stardew Valley?
You can plant hops on your main farm in Summer or in the Greenhouse or Island Farm year-round.
- Are hops a good crop to plant in Stardew Valley?
Yes, hops are a good crop to plant in Stardew Valley, especially if you want to level up your farming skill quickly and produce Pale Ale.