Every island in Animal Crossing New Horizons grows one of five native fruit trees: apple, cherry, orange, peach, or pear. Even though you only start with one native fruit tree on your island, it is still possible to obtain the rest. Here’s how to get different fruit types in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
Getting Different Fruit Types in Animal Crossing New Horizons
The very first fruit (called your “native fruit”) that you start with on your island is random. Every day, your fruit trees will spawn three of your native fruits, and you can plant them to grow more trees.
You can obtain foreign fruit in a few different ways:
The first way is to go on an island tour by purchasing a Nook Miles Ticket. These mystery tours will take you to a different island that has a chance of growing a different fruit tree type than your native type.
For example, if your native fruits are apples, you could find cherry trees on an island tour. That being said, you might find your own native fruit trees on an island tour—it’s totally random.
If you go on an island tour and find fruit trees of a different type, you can gather the fruits and take them back to your home island. These foreign fruits sell for a higher price, but they can also be planted to grow a tree of that type.
The second way to get different fruit types is to obtain them from other players’ islands. If you have a friend who has a different native fruit than you do, you can visit their island and take some home with you. The ability to travel to someone else’s island unlocks on the second day.
Finally, special characters on your island such as Timmy and Tommy may present you with a foreign fruit. You can also receive foreign fruit in the mail from your player’s mom or dad. This is completely random, so you might be waiting a while if you’re trying to get a specific type.
No matter how you obtain your foreign fruits, it is important to keep at least one to plant if you plan on growing more for harvesting.
How to Plant Fruit Trees
In order to grow a fruit tree that produces more of the foreign fruit on your own island, you must plant one of the fruits you’ve obtained. To do this, you must dig a hole with a shovel, stand in front of the hole, and select the fruit in your inventory.
It’s important that you pick a spot with enough open space around it, or else the fruit tree will not have enough room to grow. After a few days, the sapling will grow, and it will eventually have the fruit of whatever type you planted.
Those are the methods on how to get different fruit types in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more tips, tricks, and guides, visit our New Horizons guide wiki.
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