- How to Get a Mushroom Tree
- What to Do with a Mushroom Tree
Stardew Valley features five types of wild tree, which includes every variety outside of fruit trees. Three of them are very common and grow in most areas: maples, oaks, and pines. Mahogany is rarer, because you can only get seeds from large stumps, large logs, and a few regrowing mahogany trees on Ginger Island.
The final wild tree type is the rarest by far: the mushroom tree. Originally, mushroom trees only appeared in Stardew Valley when an extremely uncommon event fired, but thanks to the Ginger Island update, you can now start a mushroom farm of your own (assuming you have enough Qi Gems).
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How to Get a Mushroom Tree
The original way to get a mushroom tree was through a special overnight event. Here’s what needs to happen:
- The month must be Fall.
- Each night in Fall, an event with a 5 percent chance of activating must trigger.
- Once triggered, the event will check 10 tiles chosen at random from across the entire farm region. At least one of these tiles must hold a fully grown common tree (which means pine, oak, and maple only), or a common tree stump. This tree also can’t have a regular tapper on it.
Assuming your farm meets all these requirements, the chosen tree or tree stump will turn into a mushroom tree (or mushroom tree stump). Considering how many empty tiles there are on any farm map, the odds of a mushroom tree spawning on a well-kept farm are remote to the extreme. Even if players fill their entire farm with common trees, their size means that common trees can only grow to full size on one of every four tiles.
The other way to get mushroom trees is much more convenient. Instead of waiting for a rare event, you can go to Qi’s Walnut Room on Ginger Island and buy a Mushroom Tree Seed for five Qi Gems. You can only reach this room by completing most of the game’s central content, but five gems is a very reasonable price.
There’s one other way to get new mushroom trees: wait for an existing mushroom tree to drop seeds. Much like the other common trees, a fully grown mushroom tree has a chance of spawning a seed in the ground nearby every day (outside of winter). However, unlike a normal tree seed, you can’t dig up a mushroom seed with a tool. Trying to do so will destroy the seed. This means the only way to get the Mushroom Tree Seed item is from Qi’s shop.
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What to Do with a Mushroom Tree
Like other common trees, you can attach a tapper to a mushroom tree. The tapper will produce mushrooms instead of sap, specifically Common Mushrooms and Red Mushrooms. You can also get Purple Mushrooms by harvesting from the mushroom tree on the 10th and 20th days of the month: when you empty a tapper on these specific days, the next mushroom it produces will be purple. You can also expect more mushrooms in fall, although you may have to reattach the tapper to get this increased production speed.
You can also chop down a mushroom tree to get Red Mushrooms and occasional Purple Mushrooms instead of the normal Wood and Sap. Each fully grown tree produces four to five mushrooms, and chopping the stump gets you one extra. However, you should avoid chopping down a mushroom tree stump.
When winter comes, every fully grown mushroom tree will become a stump. Any tappers attached to mushroom trees will stay up, but they won’t produce any mushrooms. Then, when spring arrives, all mushroom tree stumps will suddenly become fully grown mushroom trees. This includes transformed stumps that were never mushroom trees in the first place. However, mushroom tree stumps that are too close together won’t all grow back to full size.
This means the best way to use mushroom trees is to tap them all, then chop them all down on Fall 28 without chopping up the stumps. You’ll remove all the tappers in the process, but you can reattach them on Spring 1 once the mushroom trees all regrow. Aside from that, you should surround the trees with constructed paths to prevent undergrowth and poorly placed seedlings, just like with other common trees.
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