A player growing all six produce.
Produce are items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 2.0 Free Update, classified as carrots, potatoes, pumpkins, sugarcane, tomatoes, and wheat, although pumpkins have been introduced earlier in the 1.5.0 Fall Update. They are primarily used as a cooking ingredient, though in some instances can be used for crafting. Some produce are also used during Turkey Day for some of Franklin's recipes.
They can be obtained either by growing their starts, which can be purchased from Leif either on the main island or Harv's Island, or while on Kapp'n's boat tour can be found on island that feature one type of produce. Produce can also be obtained during ingredient exchanges with villagers during Turkey Day.
Pumpkin Starts meanwhile can be obtained from Nook's Cranny during October and are discounted by Leif during October, and villagers may give Pumpkins to the player if they had already learned the Halloween-related DIY recipe they are crafting or as an reward for gifting a Candy.
After being planted, a seed takes up to three days to fully grow and produce one to three of a produce depending on how much they are watered. For example, if a tomato plant is watered on two days, it will produce three tomatoes; if it is watered on one day, it will produce two, and if it is not watered, it only produces one. Once a plant is picked, they will regrow starting at the second stage of growth.
Pumpkins have a unique property, where planting one can have a chance of either producing an Orange, Green, Yellow, or White Pumpkin, with a 70% chance of a plant producing Orange Pumpkins and a 10% for the other color variaties. It is possible to replant a specific Pumpkin color to only cultivate that specific pumpkin color (e.g. a Green Pumpkin produces a Green Pumpkin Sprout)
Use in crafting
Produce are used as a crafting material and a cooking ingredient for the various DIY and cooking recipes. Uniquely, Green Pumpkins, White Pumpkins, and Yellow Pumpkins can be used to customize the appearance of Halloween-related items, including Spooky Series items, in place of Customization Kits.