Animal Crossing New Horizons: Turnips and Stalk Market Guide

Updated: 14 Aug 2020 3:17 PM PDT
Posted: 14 Aug 2020 2:13 PM PDT

How to Make Bells Playing the Stalk Market in ACNH

The Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great way for new players to [earn bells fast](https://www.gameqik.com/article/how-earn-bells-fast-animal-crossing-new-horizons. Every Sunday, Daisy Mae visits the player's island, offering all the turnips you can buy for one low price.

This price is usually between 90 to 110 bells, and turnips come in stacks of 10. That means buying turnips becomes a serious money investment with an inherent risk vs. reward structure.

You can earn lots of bells while playing the stalk market, but it's equally possible to lose bells. This article shows you how to play the stalk market and minimize your risk while earning big bells.


Buying Turnips

ACNH-buying-turnips Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Buying Turnips | Credit: reddit.com

ACNH players who want to play the stalk market should have a good number of bells saved up to make their first turnip purchases. You should have at least 100,000 bells set aside for Daisy Mae when she appears.

Daisy Mae is an early riser, only appearing between 5 am and 12 pm. She only appears on Sundays during this window, so if you miss her, you'll have to wait another week. Daisy Mae also wanders around the island, so give yourself plenty of time to find her.

A good buying price for turnips is any price below 100 bells.

A good buying price for turnips is any price below 100 bells. The optimal buying price is below 95 bells – you should always buy turnips on weeks they are selling below this price. If Daisy Mae's turnip price on your island is too high, you can purchase from another player's island.

Purchasing from another player's island is a great way to get turnips at a low price. Many ACNH players post their turnip buying price on Twitter on Sunday mornings. Browse around and find someone with a Daisy Mae selling below 95 bells to reduce risk.


Where to Store Turnips

ACNH-turnip-storage Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Storing Turnips | Credit: reddit.com

You can't place turnips in your house's internal storage. That means you need to have a place on your island to put them. Set aside a clearing on your island or use the basement in your house to store your turnip crop. Some people dress up their turnip fields with fences and scarecrows for extra decorations.

Turnips will spoil after seven days, so you must sell them the week you get them to earn a profit.

Turnips will spoil after seven days, so you must sell them the week you get them to earn a profit. Spoiled turnips attract ants for completing the bug collection. Otherwise, spoiled turnips are useless, and you shouldn't let them go to waste. Get creative with how you store your turnips to dress up your ACNH island. Just be aware that visitors can pick up turnips that aren't behind a fence.


Tracking Turnip Prices

ACNH-tracking-turnip-prices Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nook's Cranny | Credit: animalcrossing.fandom.com

Nook's Cranny will offer two new turnip prices each day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The Animal Crossing community has determined four main turnip patterns the Nook twins follow when offering prices. Those patterns determine how much profit you can make when selling turnips.

  • A genuinely random price pattern
  • Prices steadily decrease through the week
  • Prices drop at first, then jump three times
  • Prices rise three times, with third the highest offer of the week

Community-created tools like Turnip Profit can help you track your turnip price pattern.

Community-created tools like Turnip Profit can help you track your turnip price pattern. Players are looking to identify the fourth pattern, where the third price jump can result in a turnip price of over 400 bells. Tracking your daily turnip prices will identify these patterns over several months of gameplay.


Selling Turnips

ACNH-dodo-code Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Dodo Codes | Credit: reddit.com

Notice you're stuck on the steadily decreasing pattern? It's impossible to sell to the Nook twins at a profit when this pattern is active. That means you'll need to connect with another ACNH player to sell your turnips at a profit.

...exchange Dodo Codes with other players is a great way to ensure you turn a profit.

Turning to social media to exchange Dodo Codes with other players is a great way to ensure you turn a profit. Some groups on Facebook religiously track their turnip prices for the group's benefit. It's great to be a member of these groups while you're playing the stalk market yourself.


Turnip Exchanges

ACHN-turnip-exchange Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Turnip Exchange | Credit: twitter.com

Many people use Turnip Exchange to advertise their high turnip prices. It's customary to tip a few thousand bells to the host player, but don't pay several Nook Tickets. Scammers will try to rip you off, and spending more than three Nook tickets is not worth it.

If your island is one with high turnip prices, you can host others on the turnip exchange.

High queue times are also a risk for turnip exchange sites. Sometimes it can be hard to get through the process with so many people coming and going. You may find yourself joining queue after queue without getting to sell your turnips.

If your island is one with high turnip prices, you can host others on the turnip exchange. It's considered polite etiquette to keep your entry fee low for those who want to sell their turnips. Charging two Nook Miles tickets for an entry fee is a reasonable rate. Some players will also tip you a portion of their profits, as thanks.


Risks vs. Rewards

ACNH-spoiled-turnip Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Buying Turnips | Credit: reddit.com

If you don't play with other players, there is always a chance you could get the deflating pattern. It's best to sell your turnips at the beginning of the week and recoup as many bells as possible. It's hard to identify the pattern when you don't have any data – but it becomes easier to spot as time goes on.

You also run the risk of price gouging and wasting your time when participating in online selling. Some players will try to charge 100,000 bells or more for selling on their island. The extra cost is often not worth it. It's also not worth it to join a queue on Turnip Exchange with over ten people. You can wait in a queue for several hours, only to have the host close the connection.

...sell your turnips before you do any time-traveling since resetting to the current time causes them to rot.

Time-traveling in ACNH also affects turnips, so don't have a crop of turnips and time travel. Time-traveling in ACNH is the act of moving the date forward on your console. You should sell your turnips before you do any time-traveling since resetting to the current time causes them to rot.


Make a Living in ACNH

As you can see, playing the stalk market in ACNH means being diligent with checking your daily turnip prices. You should check in with the Nook twins twice each day and record your prices to identify patterns.

Pretty quickly, you'll be able to turn a 100,000 seed investment into a million bells empire. Pay off your house loan and fund the island's development with turnip money!


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