A magical farming fantasy, Sun Haven takes the best of Stardew Valley and mashes it up with a gorgeous fantasy RPG. The farming and life sim game works out like most of the other games in the series except for the fact that everything is magical. Which is exactly my jam. You can farm, fish, cook, mine, craft, make friends and of course fall in love.
In this guide, we’ll be getting into the main basis of a farming sim – crop planting. How farming works, how to increase your crop yield and of course maximise your profits. You can either sell crops as they are, which is what we’re going to focus on or wait until you have a cooking pot to make more expensive items to sell. We suggest doing a bit of both until your farm is more established.
Right now Sun Haven is out on Early Access so some of this information is up for change. Rest assured that we’ll do our best to keep things updated. Without further ado let’s get into it.
Sun Haven Crops
Begin your farming journey by purchasing seeds at the General Store from Emmett. Make sure to keep an eye out for sale items that change every day.
Besides the General Store is also the Farming Store that offers Cinnaberry Seeds and Shimmerroot Seeds. Those are great seeds for a variety of reasons and you should invest in them when you can. But for the most part, we’re going to break down the seeds by profit order.
Take note as well that this is the base price of the crop and does not include any multiplier effects from rarity or crop yield increase.
|Crop||Growth Time||Seed Price||Crop Price|
|Corn (x2)||6 Days||80||70|
|Potatoes (x2)||5 Days||100||105|
Okay so as you can see Pepper gets right up there and while it does yield a lot of profit it does require some heavy capital investment to grow but is worth having. In terms of profit margin, Pepper reigns supreme.
But the best crop to plant for some sure and steady growth and profit has got to be Rice. It nets a very modest profit for its investment price. That coupled with its shorter growth time makes it one of the most profitable crops out there. Next up would be Tomato, Onion and Carrot.
You’re still going to want to plant the other crops for a variety of ingredients to cook and gift etc. But don’t even bother looking at Corn and Potatoes for gold.
So Withergate crop profits are a little different from that of Sun Haven. Mainly because you buy the seeds in gold but sell the crops for Withergate tickets. The main form of currency in Withergate. You can use these tickets to buy Cosmetic Costume Armour or Furniture as well as an Apartment Suite.
In this case, the basic profit measurements don’t work out the same but we’ve done our best by assigning a value to the tickets and working out a more measurable profit.
|Crop||Growth Time||Seed Price||Crop Price (Tickets)|
|Demon Orb||3 Days||800||16|
|Snappy Plant||5 Days||700||17|
|Kraken Kale||3 Days||115||4|
At first glance, it seems that the Demon Orb that’s going to net you the best tickets for the time spent. Unfortunately, it does come at a high price so unless you have a lot of capital this is going to be a bit difficult. If you are short on gold then Razorstalk is going to be your best bet.
Increase Crop Price
The list above is a base guide on the game’s selling price but that can go up depending on the rarity of your crop. The rarer, the more of a multiplier it will have on the price when you sell it.
Right now in Sun Haven, there are four rarity levels: Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond.
- Emerald – Common – Base price (no multiplier)
- Ruby – Rare – 1.1x price multiplier
- Sapphire – Epic – 1.2x price multiplier
- Diamond – Legendary – 1.3x price multiplier
Improve your crops using passive Global Skills that will increase the quality and number produced. You can do this by using Fertilizer or by increasing your Farming Skill.
Other Farming Tips
Buying seeds are for chumps! Use your scythe on weeds and grass to get yourself some free seeds. I’m just kidding you’ll probably still need to buy crops to plant, but this is a good tip anyway. Clearing weeds and grass also has a chance to drop tickets, the currency used in Withergate.
The second tip is to buy seeds on sale. The general store and seed stall in Withergate offer two different seed types a day at a discounted price. You can purchase up to 20 seeds per stack at the General Store and up to 30 seeds at the Withergate seed stall.