Farmville Economics: Cranberries, Pattypan Squash, Acorn Squash

Zynga launched several new crops this week: Cranberries, Pattypan Squash, and Acorn Squash, so I thought I’d update my tables for active players out there. So yes, this is Yet Another Farmville Post (YAFP).

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For quick reference, here are the links to my first seven Farmville posts:

I’ve updated my tables to include the new crops.  You’ll notice that none of the new crops are significantly differentiated by either experience or profit.

Please remember, all tables normalize the values for one square per day (24 hour day), and include the cost and experience involved with plowing the square per cycle.

Here are the crops, ranked by Profit / Day:

Crop Profit / Day
Super Berries 900.00
Asparagus 183.00
Sugar Cane 177.00
Peas 176.00
Tomatoes 174.00
Green Tea 170.40
Grapes 170.00
Onions 166.00
Sunflowers 165.00
Ghost Chili 164.00
Acorn Squash 163.20
Coffee 162.00
Blackberries 162.00
Lillies 159.00
Blueberries 156.00
Carrots 150.00
Raspberries 132.00
Broccoli 129.00
Pattypan Squash 120.00
Cabbage 116.50
Lavendar 104.50
Sweet Seeds 100.00
Red Wheat 84.67
Aloe Vera 80.00
Yellow Mellon 77.00
Peppers 77.00
Rice 72.00
Corn 71.67
Red Tulips 69.00
Pumpkin 69.00
Cranberries 67.20
Pineapple 66.00
Potatoes 65.00
Strawberries 60.00
Pink Roses 59.50
Yellow Bell 54.00
Watermelon 50.75
Cotton 39.00
Squash 33.00
Soybeans 33.00
Daffodils 30.00
Artichoke 29.75
Eggplant 24.00
Wheat 21.67

Here are the crops ranked by Experience / Day:

Crop XP / Day Cycle (Hours)
Super Berries 24.00 2.00
Blueberries 12.00 4.00
Raspberries 12.00 2.00
Strawberries 12.00 4.00
Blackberries 12.00 4.00
Aloe Vera 8.00 6.00
Ghost Chili 8.00 6.00
Pumpkin 6.00 8.00
Sugar Cane 6.00 8.00
Tomatoes 6.00 8.00
Cranberries 4.80 10.00
Green Tea 4.80 10.00
Acorn Squash 4.80 10.00
Asparagus 4.50 16.00
Rice 4.00 12.00
Sweet Seeds 4.00 24.00
Onions 4.00 12.00
Peas 4.00 24.00
Carrots 4.00 12.00
Grapes 3.00 24.00
Pattypan Squash 3.00 16.00
Red Tulips 3.00 24.00
Peppers 3.00 24.00
Soybeans 3.00 24.00
Sunflowers 3.00 24.00
Coffee 3.00 16.00
Lillies 3.00 24.00
Broccoli 2.50 48.00
Pineapple 1.50 48.00
Yellow Bell 1.50 48.00
Daffodils 1.50 48.00
Squash 1.50 48.00
Eggplant 1.50 48.00
Lavendar 1.50 48.00
Cabbage 1.50 48.00
Pink Roses 1.50 48.00
Cotton 1.00 72.00
Wheat 1.00 72.00
Red Wheat 1.00 72.00
Corn 1.00 72.00
Potatoes 1.00 72.00
Watermelon 0.75 96.00
Artichoke 0.75 96.00
Yellow Mellon 0.75 96.00

Here are the crops ranked by Profit + Experience / Day (using 15 coins for XP value):

Crop Profit + XP / Day
Super Berries 1260.00
Blackberries 342.00
Blueberries 336.00
Raspberries 312.00
Ghost Chili 284.00
Sugar Cane 267.00
Tomatoes 264.00
Asparagus 250.50
Green Tea 242.40
Strawberries 240.00
Peas 236.00
Acorn Squash 235.20
Onions 226.00
Grapes 215.00
Sunflowers 210.00
Carrots 210.00
Coffee 207.00
Lillies 204.00
Aloe Vera 200.00
Broccoli 166.50
Pattypan Squash 165.00
Sweet Seeds 160.00
Pumpkin 159.00
Cranberries 139.20
Cabbage 139.00
Rice 132.00
Lavendar 127.00
Peppers 122.00
Red Tulips 114.00
Red Wheat 99.67
Pineapple 88.50
Yellow Mellon 88.25
Corn 86.67
Pink Roses 82.00
Potatoes 80.00
Soybeans 78.00
Yellow Bell 76.50
Watermelon 62.00
Squash 55.50
Cotton 54.00
Daffodils 52.50
Eggplant 46.50
Artichoke 41.00
Wheat 36.67

And here are the crops by Risk Adjusted Profit / Day:

Crop Risk-Adjusted Profit / Day Risk of Complete Default
Peas 226.53 12.97%
Broccoli 217.37 1.68%
Grapes 206.37 12.97%
Sunflowers 201.57 12.97%
Lillies 195.82 12.97%
Asparagus 185.57 25.62%
Cabbage 181.47 1.68%
Lavendar 165.80 1.68%
Super Berries 154.22 84.35%
Sweet Seeds 153.58 12.97%
Coffee 153.35 25.62%
Red Wheat 142.52 0.22%
Onions 135.58 36.01%
Yellow Mellon 130.15 0.03%
Green Tea 126.03 42.69%
Carrots 125.98 36.01%
Corn 123.93 0.22%
Acorn Squash 122.29 42.69%
Pattypan Squash 122.23 25.62%
Peppers 117.11 12.97%
Sugar Cane 115.57 50.61%
Pineapple 115.54 1.68%
Potatoes 114.40 0.22%
Tomatoes 114.27 50.61%
Red Tulips 109.43 12.97%
Pink Roses 107.05 1.68%
Yellow Bell 99.87 1.68%
Ghost Chili 96.00 60.01%
Watermelon 91.44 0.03%
Blackberries 80.30 71.14%
Rice 79.19 36.01%
Blueberries 78.89 71.14%
Cotton 77.22 0.22%
Soybeans 74.87 12.97%
Squash 72.46 1.68%
Cranberries 72.37 42.69%
Pumpkin 68.82 50.61%
Daffodils 68.54 1.68%
Aloe Vera 67.61 60.01%
Eggplant 60.71 1.68%
Artichoke 60.47 0.03%
Strawberries 56.35 71.14%
Wheat 52.43 0.22%
Raspberries 38.19 84.35%

Enjoy. Happy Farming.

14 thoughts on “Farmville Economics: Cranberries, Pattypan Squash, Acorn Squash

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  2. Hi Adam, first, thank you for your blog, it has been very helpful. I play Farmville and I want to ask you: I have been planting tomatoes because in your tables I can see you have more benefits from other vegetables and fruits…but I dont really see my profits up..I can harvest 2 times per day, I lost night time ..What I feel is that my income dont increase, when I harvest and then plant again, Im in the same spot…How could I obtain more benefist for buy a building or decorations without loose all my capital….

    If my question sound too simple for you Im sorry, Im not too good with numbers, what you do with numbers and stadistics is amazing,

    KEEP GOING and thanks for yout help,

    Cinddy from Dominican Republic

    • The problem is that the model assumes you can plant tomatoes three times per day. If you can’t, you won’t make as much money. Personally, I planted tomatoes until I got grapes, and then that was the winner until I got to peas.

  3. Well, nice .. I could not find what I was looking for, but still .. You need to update the xp-> coin conversion as 1xp = 10 coins . As you can plow a square, plant soy beans and delete it all together. you get 3 xp for 30 coins. Ah and if you are willing to add in sweet seeds that makes 4 xp for 25 coins.

    • Happy Farmer,

      If you re-read my previous posts, you’ll see why I specifically do NOT use the 10 coin equivalence for XP. There are a range of ways to value XP, and 15 happens to be right in the middle of all of them.

      Adam

  4. First, I would like to thank you very much for your guide Adam, it has greatly helped me reach level 31 in only 3 1/2 weeks of playing.

    You have Sugar Cane listed twice in every list…is there a reason for this? Because i only see 1 sugar cane in my market (however i did start playing after this post was released). If you could let me know that would be awesome! Thanks Adam.

  5. 1. I too am a stat-aholic, however I lean towards Access more than Excel.
    2. As far as I can tell the only true limitation placed on any farm is space, and as long as all we talk about are crops that space is equal. However, some animals (calf in particular) take up less than one plot (16 squares) of space. You could place 16 calves in the space of 1 crop. The greatest profit/day is super berries (no longer available) at 900/day/plot. Calves produce 80 coins each/day and 16 in a plot yields 1280/day/plot with no withering or plowing or exp :-(.
    just thought i’d share that

  6. Can you please tell me how to calculate the maximum return on the effort (numbers of time I have to harvest+plow+seed) in the comparable period of time? This is similar to ROI, here investment is the time spent – I have to get online to perform the clicking and cursing at the pop ups. Disregarding the time the crop needed to grow, because, I will be off line.

  7. Also, the “return” I am looking for is in XP.
    So, will this return = XP per day?
    Investment (crop effort) = cycle time (in hours) / 24?
    So, ROI formula will be:
    XP per day * (cycle time/24)?
    Blueberry = 12 * 4/24= 2
    Peas = 4 * 24/24 = 4
    If this is correct, how can I build the spread sheet table?

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