How To Get Turnips in Animal Crossing

Play the "Stalk Market" Like a Pro

Turnips are a unique item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as they can quickly earn you a ton of Animal Crossing's primary form of currency, bells. However, they can also be a risky investment and may cause you to lose bells if you don’t sell them at the right time. 

Learn how to play the “stalk market” and get rich off of turnips.

Where To Buy Turnips in Animal Crossing

Players can only purchase turnips from Daisy Mae, a vendor who visits your island every Sunday from 4:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Follow these steps to buy turnips from her:

  1. Locate Daisy Mae. She will wander around your island but is easy to recognize, thanks to the turnips on her head.

  2. Speak to Daisy. She’ll ask if you want to buy turnips and tell you the purchase price.

    Purchasing turnips from Daisy Mae in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Turnips prices range between 90-110 bells. Generally, you’ll want to purchase higher quantities when the price is lower to maximize your return.

  3. Select I’ll buy some. Daisy sells turnips in stacks of 10. You can only purchase as many as you can carry but can come back for more once you clear space in your inventory.

    Selecting I'll buy some from Daisy Mae in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Enter how many turnips you’d like to purchase. You have the choice of entering a number manually or selecting Buy the Max to buy as many turnips as you can afford/carry (whichever comes first).

    Turnip purchase screen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Confirm purchase by selecting Yeah, I’ll buy ‘em.

    Confirming turnip purchase in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Since Animal Crossing happens in real-time, you’ll have to wait for an actual Sunday to roll around before you can buy turnips. However, you can adjust your Nintendo Switch system clock to “time travel” to a different date to skip the waiting period. 

That said, time-traveling is generally frowned upon in the Animal Crossing community because it undercuts the game’s laidback pace. You may also mess up island events due to Animal Crossing’s autosave structure, so it’s best to be patient and avoid time traveling if you can.

How To Store Turnips

Unlike other items in the game, you can’t put turnips in your house storage. If you purchased a lot of turnips from Daisy, your inventory would likely be overloaded. Luckily, you can still store turnips in your home by simply dropping them on the floor. This way, they won’t take up valuable space in your inventory, and you can retrieve them when you’re ready to sell.

Storing turnips in home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How To Sell Turnips

Now that you have turnips in your inventory, it’s time to sell. Unfortunately, you can’t sell turnips to Nook’s Cranny on Sundays, which means you’ll have to wait to sell them between Monday and Saturday (if you’re impatient, you can also use the time-traveling method above to skip ahead to Monday). 

Trying to sell turnips at Nook's Cranny in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nook’s Cranny will offer a different price for turnips each day, and the value can fluctuate dramatically. Prices can be as low as 15 bells or as high as 990 bells in rare cases, which is where the concept of playing the stalk market comes in. Check the turnip price each day and try to sell for more than you paid. You’ll only have a limited time to do so, too, as turnips will go rotten one week after purchase and lose all their value.

How To Sell Turnips on a Friend’s Island

If you get near the end of the week and haven’t found a reasonable sale price on your island, you can visit another player’s island to sell your turnips. The easiest way to do this is to check with your friends and see if they have better prices. For example, if Nook’s Cranny offers 50 bells per turnip on your island and 500 bells on your friend’s, you should travel to their island and maximize your profits!

To travel to a friend’s island:

  1. Have your friend generate a Dodo Code so you can visit their island.

  2. Grab your turnips and head to Dodo Airlines at the bottom of the map.

    Standing outside Dodo Airlines in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. Talk to Orville and select I wanna fly.

    Selecting I wanna fly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Select I wanna visit someone.

    Selecting I wanna visit someone in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Select Via Online Play.

    Entering online play in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Select Search via Dodo Code and enter your friend's 5-digit Dodo Code.

    Searching for a friend in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Alternatively, your friend can choose to open their gate to any online friends. If their gate is open, you won’t need to enter a Dodo Code.

How To Sell Turnips on Other Islands

If visiting a friend isn’t an option, you’ll need to find another island online. Fortunately, Animal Crossing players have built an active and welcoming community around turnips, so it’s easy to find another player willing to let you come to their island.

The best way to do this is through Turnip Exchange, a website where players post their islands and turnip prices. You can browse through the available islands until you find one with a price you like. Players will let you know any rules you need to follow in their postings, but don’t worry: you’ll never have to communicate directly with the island’s owner.

  1. Find a queue you'd like to join.

    Turnip Exchange landing page
  2. Select Join this queue.

    Joining a queue on Turnip Exchange.
  3. Type your in-game name. This can be found in your Animal Crossing Passport.

    Entering Animal Crossing: New Horizon name on Turnip Exchange
  4. When it’s your turn to visit, you’ll be able to view the owner’s Dodo Code.

    In a Turnip Exchange queue
  5. Enter the Dodo Code at the in-game airport and travel to the player's island.

Many players on Turnip Exchange will ask for something in exchange for using their islands, such as bells, Nook Miles Tickets, or specific items. If you don’t want to pay any fees, you can filter them out by selecting No under Fees at the top of the page.

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