After you’ve unlocked Nook’s Cranny, you’ll start getting a visit from an orange boar named Daisy Mae every Sunday morning. Daisy Mae will leave around noon. You can find Daisy Mae by walking around your island. She’s small, so if you don’t see her, she might be hidden behind some trees!
- Daisy Mae Time Available: Sundays from 5am to 12pm
This relative of Joan sells turnips and they’re not for for eating! Instead, you’ll treat these like stocks — yeah, you read that right. It’s called the Sow Joan’s Stalk Market, to be exact. In case you’re wondering, if you do want to eat some of the turnips you bought, note that eating a batch of 10 is an effective — if expensive — way to instantly be able to move 10 trees or destroy multiple rocks.
(See How to Unlock Nook’s Cranny if you haven’t already!)
When to Buy Turnips from Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae’s turnip prices will be different each Sunday and range from 90 Bells to over 100 Bells. Regardless, you have to buy them in bundles of 10. Buying turnips under 100 bells is usually a good bet. Consider writing down how much you bought them for, or take a screenshot of the price for reference.
If you’ve got friends playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to check what prices they have. You can visit their town and buy turnips from Daisy Mae if they’re cheaper. There are also some apps out there, such as Turnip Prophet, that let you predict price fluctuations and major spikes.
You cannot plant turnips, so don’t try to grow more!
If you bought an abundance of turnips, you may be wondering where to put them. Well, you can’t put them in your house inventory, but you can just leave them on the floor. Yes, really, just leave them on the floor in your house until you want to sell.
Alternatively, if you’re not inviting friends over or sharing a Dodo Code, you can also just drop them in open places outside or on the beaches. Just remember: if someone comes to visit, they can pick up your turnips. You could, of course, build a fully enclosed fence around your outdoor turnip storage, too.
When to Sell Turnips
Like in Animal Crossings before, these turnips go bad after a week, so after you invest, you have a whole week to sell them. Timmy and Tommy won’t buy them on Sunday, so you must sell turnips before the following Sunday on any other day (you can’t sell them in the drop-off box, though.)
When you decide to sell is entirely up to you, but keep an eye out for higher rates. Timmy and Tommy will sometimes offer fewer Bells than you paid for your turnips. Try to avoid this at all costs.
Turnip prices fluctuate in the morning and again in the afternoon. If you don’t like the morning price, check in the afternoon. You’re more likely to see turnips going for 100+ Bells, but if you’re lucky, they’ll go for well over 500 and even into 600 Bells territory. Those high prices seem to be rare, so consider working with friends or an online community to find the best turnip selling price.
People have traditionally seen good turnip prices on Tuesdays, but it’s best to check regularly.
Here are some stalk market and turnip tips to keep in mind:
- If you time travel to or past Sunday, your current turnips will spoil.
- Traveling back in time will automatically spoil your turnips. Even if you go back to the previous Sunday, buy more, and go back forward, the price on that day you came from will change.
- If you leave rotten turnips out, they’ll attract ants and occasionally flies.
- You can travel to other ACNH islands to get a different selling price from Timmy and Tommy. See if your friends get a better offer then take advantage of that! If one of your friends has a high price, empty your inventory and leave all your tools at home. That way, you can carry the maximum amount of turnips.
- There are lots of messageboards out there where you can find new friends or exchange Dodo codes. If you’ve got an account on IGN, you can also post on our Animal Crossing Board here.
- While buying turnips from Daisy Mae, you can hit a button in the top right of the number pad that says “Buy the Max” if you don’t want to do the math of how many turnips you can afford. This takes your inventory space into account too, so if you only have one spot open, it’ll only allow you to buy one bundle of turnips.