How to plant a cherry tree in animal crossing

How to Plant Fruit & Their Prices

How to plant fruit in New Horizons, as well as fruit sales prices and how to get foreign fruit and coconuts.

Fruit is an excellent source of supplemental income in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and when eaten, it gives you the much-needed energy to clear out rocks and trees for good. Many players plant fruit trees and even whole orchards to keep their supply coming.

Of course, you have to know how to plant fruit to get started with an orchard or to just get foreign fruit growing on your island. Luckily, it's easy as can be.

In this guide, we will go over not just how to plant fruit, but fruit prices and your best bets for getting coconuts and other foreign fruits on your island.

How to Plant Fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

First, you need a shovel. You can obtain your first regular shovel one or the DIY recipe for a flimsy shovel from Nook early on.

Second, you need fruit. Just shake a tree, pick it up, and you're good to go on this front.

Now let's get to it:

  1. Find a location where you want to plant a new fruit tree
  2. Take out your shovel
  3. Press the "A" button to dig a hole
  4. Press the "X" button to open your inventory
  5. Select the fruit you want to grow and press the "A" button
  6. Select "Plant 1" and press the "A" button

That's really all you need to do!

How Long Does it Take for Fruit to Grow?

It can take anywhere from two to five days for fruit to grow once a tree has fully grown or you pick all the fruit off a tree, as there is a bit of randomness to the game's growth patterns.

Native fruit trees generally take two or three days to bear fruit.

Foreign fruit trees can take anywhere from three to five days to bear fruit. These fruits are best used to sell, rather than eat.

Coconuts seem to grow more quickly than the other two, though I personally have not timed them yet.

Animal Crossing Foreign and Native Fruit Prices

As with all the other games in the series, fruit native to other islands is worth more than the fruit native to your own.

If your island's native fruit is apples, then fruits such as peaches, cherries, pears, and so on will sell for more. This is the case even after you plant foreign fruit trees on your island.

  • Native fruit is worth 100 bells
  • Coconuts are worth 250 bells
  • Foreign fruit is worth 500 bells

How to Get Coconuts and Foreign Fruit

As you can tell by their lower price, coconuts are a bit easier to get than most foreign fruits.

How to Get Coconuts

You can obtain coconuts by going on trips using Nook Miles Tickets and harvesting them on deserted islands. These cost 2000 Nook Miles and send you to a randomly generated island.

All of these islands have some palm trees scattered about which you can shake to receive two coconuts. I highly recommend you plant some back at home!

How to Get Foreign Fruit

You may get lucky and have your in-game mom send you some non-native fruit, or a villager may be feeling particularly generous. However, the easiest way to get foreign fruit is to just visit a friend who has a different native fruit on their island.

You can both take some fruit and plant it back home, easy as pie. Again, foreign fruit does take longer to grow than your native fruits but are well-worth the small amount of effort it takes to get them back home and planted.


That's it for our guide on how to play fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you found this guide useful, take a gander at our steadily growing list of New Horizons guides or check out some of these specific ones:

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Every fruit tree and where to plant them

Animal Crossing New Horizons Nook Miles Island Wilbur Orville (Image credit: iMore)

Animal Crossing New Horizons Fruit Apple Orange (Image credit: iMore)

Fruit are an iconic part of Animal Crossing games since the Nintendo GameCube. While Animal Crossing: New Horizons doesn't have a ton of fruit variety, the classics are still here for you to enjoy. Fruit can be planted to populate your island with more trees, and different fruits can be sold to earn Bells fast. You can even use fruits in the new cooking mechanic that's coming to the new 2.0 update. Here are all the fruits available in the game, how to get them and what you can do with them.

How to get fruit

Animal Crossing New Horizons Pear (Image credit: iMore)

Every island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes with several fruit trees growing on it. They will all be of the same type, but that variety is determined randomly. The starting fruit varieties are:

  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Orange
  • Pear
  • Peach
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Regardless of what type you have, the trees will follow the same rules. You can shake the tree by pressing A, and three pieces of fruit will fall off. If you use the ax to chop a fruit tree for wood, all of the fruit will also fall off with the first swing. You can then press Y to pick up the fruit and put it in your pockets. Picking up multiple fruit of the same type will "stack" them in your pockets, with up to 10 fruits being stackable before starting a new stack. This makes carrying fruit around much easier if you want to earn Bells) by selling them.

Nook Miles fruit

There are two other types of "fruit" that can't be obtained on your island, namely coconuts and bamboo shoots. They will never appear on your starting island. Instead, you get them by buying a Nook Miles Ticket with 2,000 Nook Miles from the Nook Stop terminal at Resident Services. Visit the airport, and you can use the ticket to go on a Mystery Tour, visiting an island where you can harvest anything you want.

Some of these islands will have your island's "sister fruit", a randomly generated foreign fruit that you can get on Nook Miles islands. Each island has one sister fruit, and it's a good way to make some Bells from foreign fruit if you take some back home to plant. Coconut trees will also line the beach of these islands, and you may find an island full of bamboo trees on occassion. Shake those trees like you would any other, and fruit will fall off. To harvest bamboo shoots, you'll have to dig up the star-shaped dig spots found near bamboo trees. They may look like there's a fossil hidden there, but it's actually a bamboo shoot!

Unlike other fruit trees, you need to plant coconuts on the beach. The game will let you put them on grass, but they'll never grow past the nursery version, unless you place a sand path on a patch of grass after unlocking terraforming. Find a nice spot for them on the beach, and they'll grow to full size in three days and start bearing fruit. Coconuts and bamboo shoots sell for 250 Bells each and can be used to make your island unique.

How to get foreign fruit

Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiplayer (Image credit: iMore)

Fruit that's native to your island sells for 100 Bells, but fruit that originated elsewhere sells for 500 each. You can get your "sister fruit" from a Nook Miles Ticket island, and your mom also sends you foreign fruit at the beginning of the game. However, you'll still be missing at least two kinds of fruit. That means to get a really profitable orchard going, you're going to need to do some traveling. The best way to get a full variety of fruit is to engage in multiplayer play with friends. They can visit their island's airport and let Orville know they're interested in visitors. Your friends will need to connect to the internet, which may require updating the game software.

If you've already added someone as a friend on your Nintendo Switch, your friends can choose to open to all friends or "Best friends" which you can send requests for within the Best Friends List app on your Nook Phone. Alternatively, they can request a five-digit Dodo Code and share it with you. Visit your airport and tell Orville you want to fly, and you'll be prompted to enter the code.

Of course, you can open your town to nearby or online friends as well, just follow the prompts on-screen when telling Orville you'd like to invite friends over. Bring some of your native fruit, and you can drop it for your friend to pick up. They can drop some fruit for you, or you can shake down some of their trees and take them back home to plant.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Coconut (Image credit: iMore)

How to plant trees

Animal Crossing New Horizons Plant (Image credit: iMore)

Your native fruit can be sold for 100 Bells each, and new fruit will appear on those trees three days later. If you want to grow more trees, you can dig a hole with your shovel, stand next to it, open your inventory and select a piece of fruit. A prompt will appear to plant it. Press A and you'll bury the fruit, and a nursery tree will appear. The tree will take three days to grow to full size, transitioning from nursery to small young tree, to a medium young tree. Make sure to leave enough room for it to expand. If you can dig a hole between the sapling and the nearest tree in all eight directions away from your sapling, you're good.

If you want to move it during this time, you can dig it up with your shovel and the growing tree will appear in your inventory. You can then replant it without losing any progress for its growth. Once it's fully grown, you'll need some help to dig it up. Luckily, that boost is close at hand. Just go into your inventory and eat a piece of fruit. You can eat up to 10 pieces of fruit to gain a buff that gives you the strength to dig up fully grown trees or shatter rocks when you hit them. Every time you use that strength, the buff ticks down by one. You can also get rid of it by using your toilet.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Fruit Roots (Image credit: iMore)

Fruit and bamboo trees can only be planted on the grass. Dig a hole on the beach, and the plant prompt just won't appear. A Nook Miles+ task to plant fruit trees regularly appears and awards 100 Miles, so look out for that to be efficient. You'll also earn progress towards the Fruit Roots challenge for each type of fruit tree you plant.

What can I do with fruit?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Food Juice Pie Soup (Image credit: iMore)

As previously mentioned, Nintendo announced that cooking would be coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Vegetables and grains are heading to the game, which can be used alongside fruit to craft DIY recipe foods. It looks like you can prepare drinks, soups, and baked goods, so you'll definitely have a lot of things to do with everything you grow on your island! Just like regular fruit, food made with DIY recipes can be eaten. They'll give you an even bigger buff than single pieces of fruit will, so it's great for when you want to dig up lots of trees. We'll update this space as soon as the new cooking mechanics are unveiled.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Fruit Crafting (Image credit: iMore)

Fruit can also be used in DIY crafting recipes, with different fruits used in specific recipes. Players can craft furniture, clothing, wallpaper, among other items with fruit. Who would have thought that crushing up oranges could give you wallpaper to decorate your home?

An apple a day keeps the Nook away

The wide variety of things you can do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons warrants its addition to the list of best Nintendo Switch games. Collecting different kinds of fruit, crafting furniture and clothing, and cooking with them are all fun activities that make the game that much more enjoyable. Follow these steps, and you'll be raking in plenty of Bells, and your island will look great.

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planting and care, photos of varieties, cultivation and reproduction, diseases and fertilizers

Coastal zones of the Black Sea are considered to be the birthplace of garden cherries. But today it is distributed throughout Europe. This happened after young cherry seedlings came from the Black Sea city of Kerasund to Rome. It was then that her great journey through Europe and around the world began.

Cultivation and reproduction of cherries in the middle zone is not a problem. The main factor in obtaining a good harvest and a healthy garden is proper care. Planting a fruit tree in suburban areas of the Moscow region provides for the formation of a crown based on the characteristics of a variety selected for these conditions. 9Ol000 video

  • Planting cherries: photo
  • Selecting a variety

    Although cherries do not cause much trouble to the gardener, the technique of growing them is a little more complicated than that of other crops. Modern selection has bred a huge number of species and varieties of cherries. This is due to the scope of the harvested crop, as well as an increase in the resistance of the plant to pests and various natural conditions. According to the speed of ripening, cherries can be divided into 3 types:

    Variety Waiting

    Early ripe cherry. Fruits from trees of this species are harvested already at the end of May. This includes varieties such as:

    • "Waiting" - trees with increased productivity, fruits of a dark red hue, suitable for any processing;
    • "Early Dessert" - the fruiting period comes earlier than all other varieties, the fruits are red-yellow in color, most valuable in winter preparations.
    Variety Meeting

    Mid-ripening cherry . Harvesting takes place in the middle of summer. Particularly outstanding can be called varieties:

    • "Vozrozhdenie" - bred as particularly resistant to viral and fungal diseases, characterized by increased productivity: the fruits are large, dark, universal for all types of processing;
    • "Vstrecha" is one of the most commonly used varieties in industrial horticulture: short growth, high yield, large fruits, resistant to spring cold, diseases and pests;
    • "Solidarity" is a high-yielding cherry variety with large dark red fruits with a fresh sweet and sour note of taste.
    Variety Toy

    Late cherry. Harvest from this type of trees begins in early September. The most common varieties in our latitudes are:

    • "Remembrance" - the fruits of trees of this variety are of high quality, suitable for any type of processing;
    • “Toy” is a product of crossing cherries with sweet cherries, characterized by high large-fruited yields and resistance to weather conditions;
    • 'Erudite' is a relatively new variety of short cherries with heavy dark fruits.

    A photo of each of the varieties is attached to the seedling or seeds, so when buying them, you can familiarize yourself with all the nuances of the breed in advance.

    Selection and planting of young seedlings

    Cherry trees are best planted in spring. At that moment, when the last frosts have receded and the snow has melted, the soil is ready to receive new seedlings.

    Scheme: planting cherries

    For successful planting, it is necessary to analyze the acidity of the soil at the planting site. Neutral sandy or loamy areas are best suited. You should not choose places in the lowlands for cherries: a humid and windy microclimate can destroy a young plant. Cherry loves the sun very much - provide her with this pleasure.

    If the soil acidity is too high, add a solution of lime (400 g / 1 m2) in advance and dig the ground.

    Do not plant trees too close. The optimal scheme would be 2.6 x 3 for tall varieties and 2.5 x 2 for short ones. When cross-pollinating, at least 4 separate varieties are used.

    Cherry does not tolerate deep planting. It is necessary to plant it so that the root collar rises 4-5 cm above the soil level. This is done to prevent the young tree from rotting. Before installing the seedling in a planting hole with a depth of about 40 cm and a diameter of at least 65 cm, a peg is driven in there (60 cm deep). Next, place the plant and be sure to straighten the roots. The trunk of the cherry should be on the north side of the peg clearly vertically. When filling a hole with a planted seedling, do not tamp, but lightly slap the soil.

    Moisten the soil after planting. To do this, make a small hole around the tree, and fill the edges with a “fence” of earth. Pour at least 10 liters of water under the tree and lay peat mulch.

    Care instructions for garden cherries

    Cherries are undemanding to watering. It is necessary to bring water under the tree during the period of flowering and fruiting. This will allow the tree to saturate the ripening fruits with moisture. The soil during irrigation should be moistened to a depth of 40 cm. The plant necessarily requires the introduction of water in the period after harvesting. Late watering is carried out until mid-October. This is the last watering in the ending season. At the same time, 5-7 buckets of water must be added under each plant.

    Cherry tree pruning scheme

    Due to the rapid growth of shoots on the tree, cherry trees need constant pruning. A thickened tree ceases to bear fruit, if there is a crop, then it is scarce, and the fruits become small and sour. Cherries should be cut in early spring 15-20 days before buds appear.

    Important! For pruning, use a well-sharpened sterile tool so as not to cause lacerations to the plant and not to bring pathogenic bacteria into the cut.

    Cherry crown is formed according to a sparse-tiered pattern. They begin to correct it immediately after planting the seedling. At a distance of 40 cm from the ground on the trunk there should be no branches and shoots. Above form 6-7 main skeletal branches:

    • 1 tier (lower) - 3 branches;
    • 2 tier - 2 branches;
    • 3 tier (upper) - 1 branch.

    The Growth Guide is removed above the top tier. As the tree develops, 3 more skeletal branches are added. An adult cherry has about 10 of them. All interfering shoots are ruthlessly removed:

    • dry branches;
    • small growth;
    • branches growing deep into the crown;
    • stepchildren with signs of illness.

    First feeding and regular fertilization

    Start feeding the plant during the formation of the ovary. Organic matter is applied every 3-4 years. Most often, compost or rotted manure is used. In the autumn, phosphorus and potash fertilizers can be applied.

    Feed trees with complex fertilizers

    For young seedlings, top dressing is applied to the near-stem hole, and in a full-fledged garden, spread throughout the site. With increased acidity of the soil, you can use the ash from burning branches of fruit trees.

    For lazy gardeners, we have developed mixtures of top dressings collected specifically for fruit trees. You can use them.

    Important! Apply nitrogen-containing fertilizers in the spring. During this period, the cherry is most susceptible to them.

    Cherry tree propagation

    The seed propagation method for cherries is very rarely used. Several other methods are acceptable for this type of fruit crops:

    1. Cuttings. Select the strongest trees from which material is taken. Use green shoots located on the south side of the tree. It is best to harvest cuttings before the onset of hot days, at the end of June. The upper part is removed from the cut shoots, and a cutting 10-12 cm long with well-developed four leaves is formed from the remaining branch. The material is planted in a box, deepening it by 3 cm. The distance between the cuttings must be at least 7 cm.

      Cuttings are a common way to propagate cherries

    2. Root shoots . From the trunk of the mother plant at a distance of 1 m, it is necessary to dig out the root cutting. Slightly tilted, it is added dropwise. After a while, a young shoot appears on it. After the plant is formed, it can be planted in the garden plot.

      Propagation of cherries by root cuttings

    3. Grafting . Rootstocks specially grown from seeds are grafted onto a young tree in several ways:
    • side cut;
    • for bark;
    • split

    Pest attacks and control

    The most common disease that a gardener who grows sour cherries can face is clasterosporium. As you can see in the photo, it appears in the form of light brown spots, which subsequently form small holes on the sheet plate. It can lead to the complete fall of the green mass of the tree and even to the death of the plant. They fight the disease by spraying with Bordeaux liquid or copper chlorine. In this case, the damaged areas must be removed.


    Cherries are also susceptible to fruit rot or moniliosis. It appears in the middle of summer, when the fruits begin to ripen. On each of them, affected by the disease, a gradually increasing spot is formed. Spread is promoted by high temperature and humidity. As a preventive measure, you can spray fungicides.

    Very fond of cherry trees and insects. The main pests are:

    • cherry weevil;
    • codling moth;
    • leaf aphid;
    • cherry sawfly;
    • hawthorn caterpillar.
    Cherry weevil

    All preventive work to get rid of insects is carried out in early spring. Thus, you can get rid of pests that overwintered on the tree and in the soil. For this, the trunk is treated with copper sulphate.

    How to plant cherries in spring: video

    Planting cherries: photos

    How to plant cherries: tips and prerequisites

    Cherries are a popular stone fruit that can often be seen in gardens throughout Russia. It is distinguished by tasty fruits and unpretentiousness. But to get a good harvest of cherry fruits, you must follow all the rules for planting and caring for this tree.

    Cherry planting time

    Cherry planting is carried out in the spring, before the vegetation begins. This allows the tree to be well rooted before shoots begin to grow. According to the recommendations of gardeners, cherries should be planted at the end of March. The last date for planting this tree is mid-April.

    In the North-West of Russia, including the Leningrad region, it is best to plant cherries in April. This will eliminate the possibility of freezing the seedling during late frosts, which are not uncommon in this region. The main parameter that you need to focus on when choosing the time for landing is a certain temperature regime. The air temperature should start from 0 degrees and above. When digging the ground, the shovel should easily enter the soil, which is a reliable sign of the best time for planting a tree. The most optimal for planting cherries is an air temperature of +5 degrees.

    What are the soil requirements for planting cherries? On sandy soil, cherries will require constant feeding every year. It is better not to plant cherries on clay soils, as it will not give a good harvest. This problem can be solved by adding sand to the soil.

    The tree is not planted on acidic soils. The acidity index of the soil should be no more than 7. 0. In the presence of acidic soil, dolomite limestone, powdered chalk or lime is added to the soil, that is, they make it more alkaline.

    How to plant cherries

    Before buying a cherry seedling, you need to choose varieties that are best adapted to the conditions of the region. In the DivoSad SPb nursery, you can choose self-fertile varieties of cherries and pollinators that are resistant to the climate of the North-Western part of Russia.

    The seedling must also meet the following requirements:

    • no damage to the bark;
    • height approximately 1.5 meters;
    • no signs of vegetation;
    • Cherries must not be more than 2 years old;
    • young tree seedling must have 3 or 4 roots.

    Cherry is very fond of heat and light, so it is usually planted in well-lit areas. At the same time, it is worth protecting the tree from drafts. Since cherries do not tolerate transplants well, the place of its permanent location should be chosen thoughtfully and in advance. If the cherry does not have enough light, it will produce little fruit or fruiting will become irregular. Fruit quality may also deteriorate. So that the roots of the tree do not die from erosion, groundwater in the area for planting cherries should be located at a distance of 2 m from the surface of the earth.

    To get a good harvest, it is important to choose the right neighbors for this tree. It is undesirable to place blackcurrant, plum, pear next to it.

    When planting cherries, keep some distance from this tree to other trees. Otherwise, the fruits will appear only at the top.

    Leave at least 3 meters between cherry seedlings. It is this distance that will guarantee the full development of the tree.

    For the spring planting of cherries, the site has been prepared since autumn, or about two weeks in advance. To do this, they dig up the earth and remove all the roots.

    A pit for planting a seedling is also prepared in 3 weeks. This allows the soil to dry well and be saturated with oxygen. Also, the prepared soil will absorb the applied fertilizers well.

    The hole for cherry seedlings should be approximately the same height, depth and width, which is 70 cm. The hole can be larger if there is a well-developed root system. The walls of the hole should be vertical. A wooden support is driven in nearby to support the seedling.

    Fertilizer from manure, superphosphate, potassium sulphate, leaf soil and nutrient layer of soil is added to the depression after planting the tree. Evenly mixed composition fill the pit by 2/3 of the volume.

    One day before planting, the root of a cherry seedling is soaked in water to stimulate biological processes. On the roots with a pruner, all damaged parts are removed. The seedling is placed in the center of the hole. Its root neck should be 4 cm above the soil level. The roots are gradually covered with earth and shaken to evenly fill the voids. Then the soil at the base of the seedling is compacted. After planting, the seedling is well watered. The trunk is tied to a support with twine. Near the trunk circle, a small earthen rampart is made. After watering the tree with two buckets of water, it is leveled.

    The main stem can be shortened up to 70 cm. Lateral shoots can be about 20 cm long. Proper planting of the cherry will help to avoid long adaptation of the tree.

    Cherry care

    Successful rooting of the cherry depends on sufficient watering of the tree. Approximately 2 times a week, the tree must be watered with two buckets of water. But an excess of moisture also has a bad effect on the plant, so it is necessary to carry out such watering in the absence of rain.

    To prevent moisture from evaporating quickly, mulch the tree trunks. For this, humus or peat is used. But mulch should not be placed near the trunk to prevent overheating of the roots and reduce immunity. If necessary, the crown of the tree can be sprayed to prevent diseases and pests.

    Cherries do not need to be fertilized for the first two years, as the nutrients introduced during planting will be sufficient. Only for 3 years can nitrogen-containing fertilizers be applied by watering the tree. Also, when flowering under cherries, top dressing is applied in the form of compost or humus. In summer, organic fertilizers or saltpeter are added. In autumn, before autumn digging, potash-phosphorus and organic fertilizers are applied, after which the earth is dug up.

    Seedling pruning rules

    Cherries are pruned already when they are planted. Before the first branch, it is necessary to leave a trunk, that is, a bare trunk, at least 55 cm. The extra branches are removed. The branches that will later become the crown of the tree are made shorter by 7 cm. In this case, the branches must be cut without leaving a stump and all cut surfaces should be treated with garden pitch. In subsequent years, it is necessary to monitor the growth of cherries. It is important to remove dried or diseased branches, as well as growth near the roots.

    Cherry winter protection

    In winter with little snow, the root system of cherries can be damaged.

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