One of my favorite articles to write on Stardew Valley was our guide on Stardew Valley Fruit Trees. There are so many cool options in Stardew, and I’ll admit, I’m one of those players who loves having at least one of every type of wine available in a chest. Plus those trees just look cooler than the basic pine, oak, or maple. But there’s also now one new important type of tree that different from both: the new mahogany tree in Stardew Valley!
Mahogany trees are unique trees in Stardew Valley that provide hardwood when cut down instead of just regular wood like any other tree that you cut down and are unavailable until you unlock Ginger Island.
The mahogany tree in Stardew has several unique properties and this article will be your full guide so you will know everything there is to possibly know about how mahoganies work in Stardew, so let’s dive in!
Stardew Valley Mahogany Tree
The Mahogany Tree was introduced with the 1.5 update to Stardew Valley and only grow form the Mahogany Seed. While other trees you cut down give regular wood, this tree is unique in that it gives 8-13 hardwood. If you start on most farms that’s a pretty big deal, though it’s a bit less important with the wilderness farms since you have all the respawning stumps.
When a mahogany tree is tapped in Stardew Valley it gives sap every single day. This is different than pine tar, oak resin, or maple syrup which take multiple days to be produced from one tree.
From a pure graphics point of view, the mahogany tree just looks really good, too. The distinctive leaves make it stick out compared to other trees and as my screenshot above shows, and while I like all the graphics to me the mahogany trees really do look the most interesting or the best compared to Maple trees, Oak trees, or Pine trees.
How To Get the Mahogany Tree
The only way to be able to get a Mahogany tree is growing it from a seed. In this way it’s much more like oaks, pines, and maples as opposed to fruit trees. The problem is that in the early game, these are not readily available. You need to advance the game enough so you unlock access to Ginger Island before you can start acquiring the necessary seeds to grow mahogany trees of your own on the farm…or the quarry, or any other plantable soil.
There are a few ways to get a mahogany seed in Stardew Valley so you can grow your own Mahogany trees:
- Cut down an existing mahogany tree (only found on Ginger Island)
- A drop from chopping a Large Stump
- A drop from chopping a Large Log
- Inside a Golden Coconut
- Trading 1 Stingray to the Island Trader on Ginger Island
- Killing a forest slime in the Secret Woods can sometimes lead to a dropped mahogany seed
Those are all six ways to get a mahogany seed in Stardew Valley. While the mahogany tree isn’t natural to Stardew Valley and the area around Pelican Town, they are native to Ginger Island.
When a mahogany tree is growing there’s a 15% chance of growing to the next stage of development overnight. Tree fertilizer jumps that number to 60% – notably not the 100% of other trees, but 60% is still 4x more likely than the base 15% that you would otherwise be waiting on.
Stardew Mahogany Trees: In Conclusion
I loved the addition of mahogany trees to Stardew with the famous 1.5 update, as they add an extra little something. You can grow trees that now provide hardwood when you cut them down, or tap them for sap. Those trees also just look good. bringing even more vividness to the already awesome world of Stardew Valley.
So that’s all you need to know about Mahogany trees in Stardew Valley. Where to get them, how to grow them, and why they’re useful. So if y0u think they’re right for your farm – get out and create your own Mahogany forest on the beach. Looked great on my last save file!
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