So, here I am in the spring of year two, anticipating delivery of the greenhouse package sometime later this year. If you could tell me what the best crops are to grow there, that would be great. I’ve heard that ancient fruit is tasty, but obtaining its seeds is a pain. Blueberries and cranberries are two others that have been recommended to me. So, I came here to this sub to find out what people consider to be the best greenhouse crops.
Purely from a minimum/maximum perspective, you could plant pomegranate and peach trees, some hops, and some old-fashioned fruit trees to fill in the blanks.
The only reason to do this is for the sake of powergaming, and if you do it (like I did in one save), you’ll need atonamounting to three barns’ worth of kegs and daily care and attention. I’m going to guess that you’re an Artisan, too.
As a result, let me explain how it works. The fruit bearing cycle of a fruit tree is 24 hours a day. The most popular fruits to sell are pomegranates and peaches. Gather your produce daily and store it in a keg. You can expect to receive seven bottles of wine each week (per tree) once production has stabilized. If you want to make some basic maths, you can figure out that a bottle of cheap peach wine costs 588g and sells for $4116 every seven days.
Liken to a forgotten fruit. There would be one harvest every week, enough grapes for one bottle of wine, and the starting price per gram would be $2.310.
The greenhouse has enough space for 30 trees. In terms of peach wine, that works out to 123,480g per week.
The next thing to do is some hops. Hops, which also bloom every day, can churn out seven kegs of Pale Ale in a week’s time. At a price of 420 grams per bottle, the weekly output of Pale Ale is 2,940 grams. Once again, the weight of ancient wine is 2310g.
However, hops are a trellis crop, so you also can’t use them to cover your greenhouse. When arranged properly, however, 76 of them will fit inside the greenhouse. When added up, that amounts to 223,440g of pale ale per week.
Put some ancient fruit in the remaining room. There have been a few studies comparing the profitability of growing starfruit and ancient fruit, and both show that the latter is more lucrative in the long run.
If we use all 28 of the greenhouse’s empty tiles to grow ancient fruit and then keg the resulting wine, we can produce 64,680 grams of grape must per week.
In sum, the greenhouse produces 411,600g of food per week, or 123,480 223 440 64 680.
The greenhouse’s dirt can be divided into 120 equal squares as a point of reference. Each one could hold 120 liters of wine made from ancient fruit, for a total weekly yield of 277,200 grams.
However, you’d only have to check on your greenhouse once every week. Also, you can get by with only 120 kegs. Almost 400 barrels of beer are required for the peach/hops recipe. Only 135 people can comfortably fit in a luxury barn.