As you continue to develop your farm in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, you’ll want to increase your crop quality. Not only does this slightly increase the sale price of your crops, but it also means you can make tastier dishes, and transform them into higher quality seeds to replant once more. Here’s how to increase crop quality in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.
Crop Quality Explained
The quality of your crops is indicated by the number of stars that appear next to the harvested crop. You can also check crop quality by selecting the item in your inventory and looking at the ‘Quality’ stars gauge on the right-hand side of the screen.
The maximum crop quality you can reach is 10 stars. The higher the crop quality, the more money you’ll be able to sell your crops for.
How to Increase Crop Quality
There are a few ways you can increase the quality of your crops in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.
Get a Blessing from the Sprite Shine
First things first, you’ll want to spend your Sprite Points on unlocking a Blessing from the Shrine in the very north of Olive Town itself.
You’ll unlock this once you reveal the true identity of the Lady Sprite, this happened for us by the middle of Summer at the latest and happens automatically, so don’t worry about missing this.
Walk over to the Shrine and you’ll be given a list of Blessings you can unlock. One of these right near the top is ‘Boost your farm’s field level.’
This will initially cost 10 Sprite Points, going up to 20 for the second upgrade, and 40 Sprite Points to upgrade your farm’s field level to the max.
After you’ve upgraded your field level, any seeds that you plant will grow higher quality crops. This is the first step you’ll want to take to quickly and easily increase your crop quality in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.
Now that you’ve got some higher quality crops from upgrading your field level, don’t just sell them all. We sell half of our crop yield, and process the rest of the crops in Seed Makers.
Seed Makers will take one crop and turn it into 2+ seeds of the same crop quality. For example, if you put in a 10 star tomato, you’ll get 2 10-star tomato seeds in return.
The Seed Maker is therefore key to improving crop quality. Start off with 3-star seeds and plant them. If you’ve improved your farm’s field level already, these seeds should grow into crops with a higher crop quality star rating.
Place these crops into the Seed Maker to get slightly higher quality seeds, and then rinse repeat the process. Keep on grinding and you’ll eventually reach 10-star quality crops.
That’s all you need to know regarding increasing crop quality in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. For more on Pioneers of Olive Town, search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our coverage on the game below.