The FarmVille Almanac
Autumn, Levels 26 Through 38
As you enter the autumn harvest, your crops should be bringing you enough income to support those buildings, decorations, and personal touches that will make your farm feel like your own unique creation, and toward the later levels of the season you’ll wonder how you could have started in the spring with no more than a handful of plots, a shovel, and a plow. Your market now offers an extensive variety of seeds, but you’ll find that some of the new autumn offerings in particular are indispensable additions.
Frequent Farmers: The season brings yet another upgrade for the diligent berry farmer, but autumn black berries provide only the smallest increase in profitability over summer blueberries, with no increase in experience gain. Farmers in the habit of growing tomatoes will find upgrades in both white grapes and sugar cane. Although both provide as much experience as tomatoes, you should focus on white grapes, which bring a greater coin profit with just two daily harvests instead of three.
Daily Diggers: Once you reach level 32, peas are undoubtedly the most enticing crop to plant, as they offer the highest amount of experience per planting out of all FarmVille crops while still providing a significant amount of coin income. For the daily digger, the unassuming yet mighty pea has no equal.
Part-Time Planters: If pineapples have been a successful part of your farming life, autumn will introduce two upgrades to your two-day crop options: cabbage at level 27, and broccoli at level 35. Both bring greater coin rewards, but broccoli stands out as being even more profitable than autumn’s new three-day crop, red wheat, even if you harvest the broccoli at the three-day mark. Watermelon farmers will see a noticeable increase in income at level 33, when four-day yellow melons come into season.
Winter, Levels 39 Through 90
The long, long winter season can be intimidating to even the most experienced farmer. Not only does it take increasingly more time to achieve new farming levels, but it also takes increasingly more farming levels to see new seeds introduced at the market. Still, with dedication and perseverance, any farmer can see the winter through and reach the highest ranks of FarmVille achievement.
Frequent Farmers: For those farmers seeking nothing but the highest experience gain per plot of land, regularly harvested black berries remain the most efficient crop all the way until level 70, when clover dethrones them. Anyone used to the less-demanding pace of white-grape harvesting will do well to continue with white grapes throughout the winter. Oats provide a slight upgrade at level 53, but only if you make the switch to a thrice-daily harvest and abandon the twice-daily white-grape routine.
Daily Diggers: In early winter, the steadfast pea farmer is sure to master the crop and thus unlock purple pod peas at level 40. But don't be fooled--although purple pod peas have the same high experience reward as ordinary green peas do, they are less than half as profitable at selling time. Even white roses, a 24-hour crop unlocked at level 80 through the mastery of pink roses, provide less net profit than the pea despite their higher overall buying and selling prices. If, however, you find coin income to be of lesser importance in the late winter levels, white roses still offer the same high experience reward as peas; they are a good alternative for the pea-weary farmer.
Part-Time Planters: Regrettably, when it comes to planting seeds, the winter season does not offer anything new for those farmers attuned to two-day, three-day, or four-day crops. Broccoli and yellow melon remain the best options for now, but the world of FarmVille is being regularly updated with new features and new crops--so keep hope that the future will bring new options to your growing schedule.
Although we designed this almanac to be a useful guide for efficient seed planting, remember that above all farming in FarmVille is meant to be fun. If a crop not recommended here happens to catch your fancy due to crafting needs, aesthetics, simple curiosity, or any other reason, by all means follow your heart and plant what you wish. You can always return to growing our recommendations for a spell if you find yourself in need of higher income or experience gain.
Good luck and happy farming!
We obtained some information on crop cost, selling price, harvest time, and experience gain from The FarmVille Wiki.