- This page is about fruit in Animal Crossing. For the villager named Cherry, see Cherry. For the villager named Apple, see Apple.
From top, going clockwise: apples, pears, durians, cherries, bananas, peaches, oranges
|Type of plant||Tree|
|Spawns||Every three days|
|Appearances|| Doubutsu no Mori,|
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Doubutsu no Mori (film),
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer,
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Fruits are items that grow on trees in the town in all Animal Crossing series titles. When the player first creates their town, there is only one type of fruit tree in it, and therefore only one type of fruit. This fruit, either an apple, cherry, peach, pear or orange, is called the "native fruit", and is considered common by the town's inhabitants. Tom Nook will buy each native fruit for only 100 Bells. However, non-native fruits sell for 500 Bells per fruit.
Fruits also appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Appearing in Tortimer's Island stage, various fruits from the trees are used to recover fighters' health. They are also thrown by Isabelle when she appears as an Assist Trophy in both the Wii U and 3DS versions.
Any fruit can be grown in the town, and therefore players can share their native fruit with one another and obtain at least one other type of fruit. However, fruit can also be received as a gift from villagers in any Animal Crossing game or as a gift from Mom in Animal Crossing: Wild World. If players send a villager a letter with a piece of native fruit there is a good chance that the vllager will return a piece of foreign fruit in return. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, players can acquire non-native fruit by traveling to a town where they grow and can mail fruit to players in other towns. Fruit can also be eaten by the player (except coconuts), but the only thing it does is clear one slot in the inventory. Each fruit tree, if it grows, will continuously grow three fruit every three days, with the exception of perfect fruit trees in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which die eventually.
New to New Leaf is the ability to stack fruit. Identical pieces of fruit can now stack in "bunches" of up to nine fruit per inventory slot, allowing players to theoretically carry a maximum of 151 pieces of fruit. The player must manually stack the fruit, however. This means that any fruit that is picked up uses one slot, so, in the inventory, the player must drag the fruit on top of another fruit to stack it.
To get non-native fruit in City Folk without the need for Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the player must send a letter to a resident of his or her town with the contents saying "How are you?" with a fruit attached, native or not. A couple days later, a letter with a present attached will be received, containing a fruit, native or non-native, or a shirt. The same thing works with sick neighbors, with "Get well soon!" being on the letter.
Growing fruit trees
The player can grow a fruit tree by burying a piece of fruit in the dirt with one open square on each side of the tree (a tree will not grow if the fruit is planted right up next to a house, for example). Coconut trees function differently, however: the coconut must be buried on the shoreline of the beach, but not in the sand itself. However, in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, coconut trees and banana trees will only grow on the beach.
If the tree grows, it will bear fruit in about five days. The player can shake the fruit off the trees by walking up to a fruit tree with no items in hand and pressing the A button. The fruit will then fall onto any open spaces of ground and can be picked up. The tree will then replenish its fruit in three days.
Coconuts are a non-native fruit in every town. They grow into palm trees that only live close to the shore and grow two coconuts. In Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Doubutsu no Mori e+, coconuts must be obtained by traveling to the island and sell for 500 Bells, instead of 300. In Wild World and City Folk, coconuts simply drift ashore but are worth the same 500 Bells.
Cedars and oak trees do not bear fruit. They can be bought at Tom Nook's store, and are not the same as fruit trees, even if they look the same. Buying these is the only way to plant them.
Fruit is often requested by villagers, asking the player to give them a piece of fruit, often specifying they want one kind. Completing this favor will improve the friendship with a villager. Additionally, players may send fruit to sick villagers with a letter wishing them to get better. Generally, however, fruit can simply be buried in the ground to create a fruit tree. Fruit can also be sold for 300 Bells.
- When an apple is given to Wendell, the player is rewarded with a Coloring Nook pattern.
- When a cherry is given to Wendell, the player is rewarded with a Coloring Resetti pattern.
- When a coconut is given to Wendell, the player is rewarded with a Coloring House pattern.
- When an orange is given to Wendell, the player is rewarded with a Coloring Pelly pattern.
- When a peach is given to Wendell, the player is rewarded with a Coloring Blanca pattern.
- When a pear is given to Wendell, the player is rewarded with a Coloring K.K. pattern.
List of fruit
Every town will have one of five different kinds of fruit native to their town that is worth 100 Bells each. The other four fruits are considered non-native, and are worth 500 Bells each.
Certain kinds of fruit cannot be found in town, and must be acquired from other sources. In most games in the series, Coconuts are the only exotic fruit available. Coconut-bearing trees can be found on Animal Island, and their fruit taken back to the mainland to be planted by the town's beach. As there is no island in Wild World and City Folk, Coconuts will periodically wash up on the beach instead.
New Leaf introduces seven additional kinds of exotic fruit, most of which can be found on Tortimer Island or received from villagers. Persimmons and Bamboo Shoots can only be purchased from the Gardening Corner of T&T Emporium. Bamboo is unique, in that it is more valuable than other fruit (selling for 750 Bells per shoot) and does not grow fruit. Instead, bamboo will seed new shoots every few days that can be found buried nearby, which will grow into bamboo stalks if they are left in the ground and there is sufficient space to grow. The bamboo shoots can be stacked in the inventory, or eaten just like any other fruit.
In addition to normal fruit, perfect fruit can also be found. There are only five different types of perfect fruit in the game:
|Perfect apples||Perfect cherries||Perfect oranges||Perfect peaches||Perfect pears|
A perfect fruit is more valuable than regular fruit and can be sold for 600 Bells (3000 Bells in a town where the fruit is not native). There is usually one perfect fruit in each new town; once the fruit is found, the player may either sell it, or plant it to create more perfect-fruit-bearing trees. A perfect fruit can grow into a perfect fruit tree only in the town that the particular fruit is native to. If the player plants a perfect fruit in a town where the native fruit is different from the perfect fruit, it will grow into a regular fruit tree of that type of fruit. If the player harvests native fruit trees, there is a rare chance that it may grow a perfect fruit. Fertilizer can increase the chances of a perfect fruit growing on a native fruit tree. Trees that bear perfect fruit do so about 4-7 times only. Once a perfect fruit tree has been harvested so many times, the tree will lose its leaves to indicate that it has died. The last three fruit that fall off the tree have two perfect fruit and one rotten fruit.
A new addition in New Leaf is rotten fruit. As with perfect fruit, there are only five different types of rotten fruit in the game:
|Rotten apples||Rotten cherries||Rotten oranges||Rotten peaches||Rotten pears|
Rotten fruit will appear only on perfect fruit trees after the player shakes the tree for the last time right when it dies, in which the last three fruit that fall down will have two that are perfect fruit and one that is a rotten fruit. Rotten fruit look the same as a perfect fruit, the only aesthetic difference being the name. Rotten fruit cannot be eaten and when the player attempts to sell to Reese at Re-Tail, she will charge a disposal fee to the player, as it is with trash, spoiled turnips, forged paintings or forged statues. Rotten fruit can be dropped onto the ground, which may attract ants or flies, making them useful if the player is trying to catch bugs. The best way to dispose of it is to either have a type of rubbish bin that the mayor can build as a public works project or one that the player can place inside his or her house, or the player can simply plant it into the ground, which it will sprout into a dead sapling and disappear the next day. The player can always plant it and dig it up again, which will eliminate it. To get rid of insects gathering around the rotten fruit, but keep it rotten, a player can fill their pockets, attempt to pick it up, and click 'Drop it!'. The rotten fruit will fall to the ground, but without an angry mob of insects feeding around the fruit.