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Coral Island – Best Crops To Plant (Updated)

Coral Island is a re-imagined farming and life sim that has you living your life on a gorgeous tropical island. For veterans Stardew Valley, Story of Seasons or Harvest Moon. you’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 quickly you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ve come up with the best crops you can grow in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

Note: This article has been updated since its previous post on October 25th 2022.

 

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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

There 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 them when the seasons change. The type of seeds you can find in the store will also increase when your Town Level does as well. 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 the 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.

But to cut a long story short the crops are arranged from most profitable to least. If you don’t feel like looking at the math.

 

Seasonal Crops

Spring Crops

CropGrowthRegrowthSeed PriceCrop Price
(Base)
ProfitMonthly ProfitROI/day
Sugarcane5 Days1 Day50g23g-27g479g17.1g
Cauliflower10 Days70g175g105g294g10.5g
Chard6 Days50g111g61g284g10.1g
Potato5 Days25g75g50g280g10g
Strawberry10 Days4 Days145g102g-43g263g9.4g
Radish6 Days60g119g59g275g9.8g
Radish6 Days60g119g59g236g8.4g
Cucumber9 Days3 Days25g41g16g221g7.9g
Poppy7 Days30g82g52g208g7.4g
Peas11 Days4 Days45g59g14g191g6.7g
Carrot7 Days35g78g43g172g6.1g
Daisy4 Days15g40g25g175g6.3g
Turnip4 Days15g40g25g175g6.3g
Lettuce5 Days20g47g27g151g5.4g
Peony4 Days20g42g22g154g5.5g
Snowdrop12 Days45g125g80g186g2.5g
Soybean7 Days4 Days20g19g-1g75g2.7g
* Profit for plants that regrow is calculated at the beginning of the month * the max. harvest 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)ProfitMonthly ProfitROI/day
Pineapple9 Days110g205g91g283g10.1g
Lily9 Days60g149g89g277g9.9g
Radish6 Days60g119g59g275g9.8g
Melon12 Days130g233g103g240g8.6g
Hot Pepper*7 Days3 Days40g36g-4g212g7.6g
Iris10 Days30g102g72g202g7.2g
Red Cabbage9 Days45g106g61g190g6.8g
Sunflower8 Days20g70g50g175g6.3g
Bell Pepper*8 Days4 Days70g47g-23g165g5.9g
Rose6 Days20g51g31g145g5.2g
Coffee Bean*11 Days2 Days70g25g-45g143g5.1g
Gardenia5 Days20g45g25g140g5g
Blueberry*10 Days4 Days50g41g-9g135g4.8g
Blackberry*11 Days4 Days40g41g1g134g4.8g
Tomato*10 Days4 Days25g34g9g128g4.6g
Okra*9 Days6 Days60g59g-1g127g4.5g
Starfruit13 Days60g108g48g103g3.7g
Wheat5 Days15g33g18g100g3.6g
Corn*12 Days4 Days25g24g-1g71g2.5g
* Profit for plants that regrow is calculated at the beginning of the month * the max. harvest 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)ProfitMonthly ProfitROI/day
Lily9 Days60g149g89g277g9.9g
Garlic9 Days30g110g80g249g8.9g
Taro5 Days2 Days28g35g24g241g8.6g
Bak Choy*8 Days60g126g66g231g8.3g
Cactus Flower13 Days300g400g100g215g7.7g
Hot Pepper*7 Days3 Days40g36g-4g212g7.6g
Blue Dahlia4 Days50g80g30g210g7.5g
Eggplant*9 Days3 Days35g36g1193g6.9g
Orchid8 Days75g130g55g193g6.9g
Cranberry*5 Days2 Days20g18g-2g187g6.7g
Cotton9 Days50g105g55g171g6.1g
Pumpkin13 Days7 Days90g116g26g159g5.7g
Beet*6 Days4 Days20g52g32g149g5.3g
Watermelon11 Days50g105g55g140g5g
Fairy Rose8 Days135g171g36g126g4.5g
Basil5 Days20g39g19g107g3.8g
Artichoke*8 Days4 Days45g29g-16g100g3.6g
Rice9 Days15g46g31g97g3.4g
Grape*9 Days6 Days150g73g-77g81g2.9g
Sweet Potato*9 Days4 Days60g30g-30g83g2.9g
Amaranth*8 Days5 Days25g24g-1g71g2.5g
Barley8 Days100g118g18g63g2.3g
* Profit for plants that regrow is calculated at the beginning of the month * the max. harvest 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)ProfitMonthly ProfitROI/day
Snowdrop12 Days45g125g80g187g6.6g
Cotton9 Days50g105g55g171g6.1g
Tea Leaf11 Days25g68g43g109g3.9g
* Profit for plants that regrow is calculated at the beginning of the month * the max. harvest 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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