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Coral Island – Best Crops To Plant

Coral Island is a re-imagined farming and life sim that has you living your life on a gorgeous tropical island. For veterans Stardew ValleyStory of Seasons or Harvest Moonyou’re going to feel completely familiar with the mechanics of the game. To grow crops, raise livestock, make friends and revitalize a town.

OGs know however that the farming aspect of a farming sim is something that is going to be taking up most of your time and energy. And if you’re anything of a max profiteer like me you’re going to want to know how much bang you can get for your buck. On Coral Island, there’s a huge variety of crops that grow seasonally. They vary by seed cost, sale price as well as growth time. All that can be calculated into a handy dandy profit guide.

Of course, you’re going to want to grow a bit of everything for cooking etc. later on but if you’re interested in making the most money quick you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ve come up with the best crops you can grow in Spring, Summer and Fall.

Disclaimer: Coral Island was released on the 11th of October 2022 in Early Access. As such information in this guide is subject to changes and additions. We’ll be adding more to this guide as the game updates!

 

How To Farm

Coral Island doesn’t exactly hold your hand when it comes to teaching you the basics of farming. You get all your tools at the beginning of the game and are left to fend for yourself. If you haven’t played any farming sims before don’t worry we got you. It’s just a few simple steps to get your farm started.

  1. Use your hoe and till the land on any empty spot of farmland
  2. Select the seed in your inventory and plant it in the ground
  3. Water the seeds every day (except when it’s raining) with your watering can
  4. Harvest your crop when it’s fully grown. It’ll indicate that you can harvest them when you walk nearby (no tools necessary)

As you progress later on in the game you’ll be able to unlock better tools and equipment that will make this job more manageable. Including some sprinklers that will water the crops for you. But until you get there just rinse and repeat this step to get your farm growing.

 

How To Get Seeds

They are about 75 different crops that you can grow on Coral Island. There are three planting seasons – Spring, Summer and Fall that only certain crops can grow in. If they are grown in the season they are not supposed to be planted, they will wither. Over time, there is an option of building a greenhouse that will let you plant any crop regardless of the season.

Get seeds from Sam’s General Store in town, he will sell seasonal seeds and change it when the seasons change. You can also gather wild/random seeds from foraging and clearing brush with your sickle.

 

Calculating Profit

When I first started farms sims back in the Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town I would plant the crop that yielded me the most profit. That would be the Crop Sale Price minus Seed Price. Now that I’m older I calculate the return on investment per day of the crop. There are only 28 days in a month so if you just focus on growing Cauliflower you will only get a few harvests in the month.

So actually in reality the best is to have a wider variety of crops that payout every day if not every few days. Unless you’re comparing crops such as Potatoes and Carrots that have the same growth time. Then just use the simple profit method.

Just remember to calculate when is the best time to stop growing. Such as the end of the month don’t plant a Cucumber that will need 9 days if you don’t have those days left in the season. You’ll be better off planting Turnips.

 

Spring Crops

CropGrowthRegrowthSeed PriceCrop PriceProfitROI/day
Strawberry*10 Days4 Days145g109g400g**19.5g
Cauliflower8 Days70g135g65g8.13g
Radish6 Days60g108g48g8g
Potato5 Days25g60g35g7g
Sugarcane5 Days50g15g35g7g
Cucumber*9 Days3 Days25g30g185g**6.85g
Chard8 Days60g108g48g6g
Poppy7 Days30g65g35g5g
Carrot7 Days35g64g29g4.14g
Turnip4 Days15g30g15g3.75g
Daisy4 Days15g30g15g3.75g
Lettuce4 Days20g28g8g2g
Soybean*7 Days4 Days15g11g51g**1.89g
Pea11 Days45g28g-17g
* If you grow them at the beginning of the month you can harvest them a maximum of x times a month. Sale price x harvests in a month would be total sales. Minus the cost and then divided by the number of days. ROI is calculated per day.

** Profit is calculated assuming you plant at the beginning of the month
 

Summer Crops

CropGrowthRegrowthSeed PriceCrop Price (Base)ProfitROI/day
Pineapple9 Days110g190g80g8.89g
Hot Pepper*7 Days3 Days40g35g240g8.57g
Radish6 Days60g108g48g8g
Melon12 Days130g216g86g7.16g
Bell Pepper*8 Days4 Days70g45g200g7.14g
Okra9 Days60g100g40g4.44g
Sunflower8 Days20g55g35g4.38g
Coffee Bean*11 Days2 Days70g20g110g4.07g
Blueberry*10 Days4 Days50g30g100g3.85g
Tomato*10 Days4 Days25g25g100g3.85g
Gardenia5 Days20g35g15g3g
Wheat5 Days15g25g10g2g
Starfruit13 Days60g86g26g2g
Corn*12 Days4 Days25g14g45g1.61g
Blackberry8 Days40g35g-5g
Lily9 Days60g
Red Cabbage9 Days45g
Iris10 Days30g
Rose6 Days20g
* If you grow them at the beginning of the month you can harvest them a maximum of x times a month. Sale price x harvests in a month would be total sales. Minus the cost and then divided by the number of days. ROI is calculated per day.

** Profit is calculated assuming you plant at the beginning of the month
 

Fall Crops

CropGrowthRegrowthSeed PriceCrop Price (Base)ProfitROI/day
Blue Dahlia4 Days50g78g28g7g
Bak Choy*8 Days5 Days60g50g190g6.79g
Eggplant9 Days3 Days35g31g182g6.74g
Taro Root5 Days35g66g31g6.2g
Orchid8 Days75g115g40g5g
Cranberry5 Days2 Days20g11g112g4.48g
Pumpkin13 Days13 Days90g100g110g4.23
Grape*9 Days6 Days150g65g110g4.07g
Artichoke*8 Days4 Days43g20g77g2.75g
Sweet Potato9 Days4 Days60g25g65g2.6g
Amaranth8 Days5 Days25g18g65g2.32g
Rice9 Days15g33g18g2g
Basil5 Days20g30g10g2g
Barley10 Days100g116g16g1.6g
Beet6 Days4 Days20g10g40g1.54g
* If you grow them at the beginning of the month you can harvest them a maximum of x times a month. Sale price x harvests in a month would be total sales. Minus the cost and then divided by the number of days. ROI is calculated per day.

** Profit is calculated assuming you plant at the beginning of the month
 

Winter Crops

CropGrowthRegrowthSeed PriceCrop Price (Base)ProfitROI/day
Snowdrop12 Days45g100g55g4.58g
Cotton9 Days60g89g29g3.22g
Tea Leaf11 Days25g50g25g2.27g
* If you grow them at the beginning of the month you can harvest them a maximum of x times a month. Sale price x harvests in a month would be total sales. Minus the cost and then divided by the number of days. ROI is calculated per day.

** Profit is calculated assuming you plant at the beginning of the month
 

CORAL ISLAND

Coral Island is a vibrant and laid-back reimagining of farm sim games. Be who you want and create the idyllic farm of your dreams, where you’ll tend crops, nurture animals, and build a bond with the natural world around you. Help revitalize the nearby town and its surrounding coral reefs, and forge relationships with a vibrant community of more than 70 fellow people who call Coral Island home.

Coral Island is currently out on Early Access on PC – Steam and Xbox Game Pass.

 

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