Sea Grapes

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Sea Grapes
Sea Grapes NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Caulerpa lentillifera
Family: Caulerpaceae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ウミブドウ
Simplified Chinese 海葡萄
French Algue raisin de mer
Spanish Uva de mar
Italian Vite di mare
Russian Морской виноград

Korean 바다포도
Traditional Chinese 海葡萄
Quebec French Algue raisin de mer
Latin American Spanish Uva de mar
German Kriechsprossalge
Dutch Zeedruiven

Sea Grapes are a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Sea Grapes were added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update in July 2020.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Sea Grapes
"I got some sea grapes! See? Grapes!"

Time of Year Jun - Sep 15
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of Day All day
Peak Times Aug:
4 AM - 9 PM
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Stationary
Sea Creature Size 20 cm
Rarity Common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 600 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Sea Grapes
"I got some sea grapes! Can't let these go sour."

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Stationary
Total Catches


Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 900 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donating the Sea Grapes to the museum, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the sea exhibit, along with many other species of sea creatures. It is found in the corner of the pool nearest to the entrance. The exhibit has this to say about the Sea Grapes:

"Sea grapes are small spheres attached to slender stems on branches, similar to normal grapes. However, despite looking like and being called "grapes," they aren't much like the land-based variety. They grow in warm oceans and are very susceptible to cold conditions, meaning refrigeration is difficult."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Sea grapes are a marine algae that look much like their landlocked namesake. That is, they are green pearl-like orbs that cluster tightly along underwater vines. And sea grapes, like regular grapes, are a popular snack food too...albeit of the saltier variety. Fans of the briny delicacy enjoy the way the shiny pearls POP when chewed. It makes one wonder whether sea grape juice might have some appeal? 'Twould leave the drinker with sour grapes, I suppose."

The Sea Grapes are located in the coral reef tank in the museum.

Real-world information[edit]

Sea grapes, Caulerpa lentillifera, are a type of edible green algae native to the Indo-Pacific. It is eaten by people across the region, from Bali, Indonesia to Okinawa, Japan. It is also cultivated in the Philippines, capable of producing 12-15 metric tonnes per hectare of pond used.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ウミブドウ
Sea grape(s)

Korean 바다포도
Sea grape(s)

Simplified Chinese 海葡萄
Sea grape(s)

Russian Морской виноград
Morskoy vinograd
Sea grape

Dutch Zeedruiven Sea grapes

German Kriechsprossalge Creeping sprout algae

European Spanish Uva de mar Sea grape

European French Algue raisin de mer Sea grape algae

Italian Vite di mare Sea grapes