Red turnips are a type of turnip that appear in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. Being bought from Joan for 1,000 Bells, they can be sold on the Stalk Market through Tom Nook. Only one can be purchased per week by a player. However, in Animal Crossing: Wild World, if the time settings in-game are not synchronized with those on the DS that the game is being played, Joan will not sell red turnip seeds at all.
Red turnips start off as seeds and must be planted in the ground. They must also be watered once a day to keep them from shriveling, but must not be over-watered. If a red turnip dies, it has to be removed as they have a negative effect on the environment, although watering a wilted red turnip with a silver watering can will revive it, resetting to its smallest size. Successfully watering the turnip will make it grow bigger, and after six days of watering, it will be full size. For example, planting it on Sunday will mean it will be full size on the next Saturday.
Red turnips do not appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as Joan has reverted to selling white turnips only.
A full-size turnip sells for a maximum of 16,000 Bells, making a profit of 15,000 Bells. Tom Nook will buy the different sized red turnips for the following prices:
|Red Turnip||Selling Price|
|Day 1 (same day as planted)||2 Bells|
|Day 2 (day after it is planted)||100 Bells|
|Day 3||500 Bells|
|Day 4||2,000 Bells|
|Day 5||4,000 Bells|
|Day 6||8,000 Bells|
|Day 7 +||