It’s the first Sunday after the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and that means players around the world are meeting a curious little salesperson for the first time on their islands: Daisy Mae, the apparent scion of a vast turnip fortune. Daisy Mae is here this morning to sell you Turnips, so read on to figure out how to make money/bells by playing the stalk market.
First, there’s no limit to how many Turnips you can buy. If you’ve got the money on hand, you can gamble it in the stalk market. Daisy Mae has a never-ending supply of these things, so feel free to take a big bet. Just know that it is, in fact, possible to lose money.
Here’s how it works: on Sunday, you buy your turnips. They come in stacks of 10 at a fixed price, and you can’t put them in house storage: you’re going to need to drop them in a spot of your choosing or let them take up some inventory space. You can’t sell the turnips on
After that, Timmy and Tommy over at Nook’s Cranny will determine Turnip Prices twice a day: once at midnight, and once at noon. These prices are all over the price, ranging from a steep loss on your investment to a solid return. I’m not sure what the actual range is, but seeing a 50% loss isn’t uncommon.
So that’s the game: check in with Timmy and Tommy as often as possible to gauge the price, and make a decision about when to sell. In past games, there were patterns that you could follow, and you could get massive returns on your investments. I, personally, have yet to see anything above a 2X return in this game so far, but by next weekend we’re going to have a whole lot more data to work with.
Also, Turnip prices are different on different islands. So if you can get some friends or strangers together, you can all list your Turnip prices and figure out who has the best prices at any given time, dramatically raising your chances of getting a good return. Or you can take to social media and see what island charlatans are hawking high turnip prices and trade fruit or whatever.
A note: Turnips spoil after a week. So whatever the price is on Saturday afternoon, go ahead and take it, even if it’s a loss. A 50% loss is better than a 100% loss, after all.
So make your bet: I’d advise against selling low before Saturday afternoon, because this is a game and you might as well roll those dice. We’re still early, and it’s possible there are big returns to be had. I’m about to go spend 200,000 bells on turnips, so wish me luck.