DF2014:Crop

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This article is about the current version of DF.
(This article is about crop plants. If you want information about trees, see Tree.)

Crops are plants that can be farmed, traded for, or acquired by plant gathering. Farming happens at farm plots. There are two types of crops: aboveground and subterranean. The seeds of subterranean crops may be brought from the starting embark screen or, with some small luck, purchased from dwarven caravans. Above ground crops and seeds may be purchased from human or elven caravans or gathered by dwarves with the plant gathering labor enabled. Seeds may also be collected by processing the plants or eating them (but not by cooking!). There is a limit of 200 seeds per type (adjustable in d_init.txt), after which no additional seeds will be produced.

A few of the plants listed below are not strictly crops, as they have no seeds and can't be planted (see note "4", below.)

Most plants can be brewed into alcohol, each plant type producing a different variation, and dwarves do prefer some variety in their drink. Some plants may be eaten raw, others must be cooked first, others must be processed first (by milling or plant processing) before they are edible, and still others are inedible, producing only non-food products (their seeds may be edible, though). Drinks may be cooked as ingredients in prepared meals, but at least one of the ingredients must be a non-liquid.

All drinks require a spare barrel or large pot for storage, and some other products also require specific containers for storage. Plants can be stored in barrels or without a container; seeds are stored individually or in bags which can then be put into barrels. It may be advisable to have a small stockpile that accepts only seeds next to your farm(s), since dwarves will happily carry entire pots of seeds across the map to pick up a single seed, leading to cancellation spam and irregular planting.

Standard plants[edit]

These are the plants defined in the file plant_standard.txt. Standard plants have been changed very little from the previous version; tiles and colors have been upgraded, and brewing, pressing and processing plants to bags have been re-implemented as reactions, which means these options will be unavailable in the workshop if materials are missing.

Tile Name Biome
& seasons
Align Value Drink Drink
value1
Eat Cook2 Product(s)5
& value
Plump helmet

Subterranean Water  (Layers 1-3)

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Dwarven wine 10☼ Yes Yes
· plump helmet spawn 1☼
τ Pig tail

Subterranean Water  (Layers 1-3)

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Dwarven ale 10☼ No No
· pig tail seed 1☼
φ pig tail thread (p) 12☼
pig tail slurry (h) 2☼
τ Cave wheat

Subterranean Water  (Layers 1-3)

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Dwarven beer 10☼ No Pr3
· cave wheat seed 1☼
· dwarven wheat flour (m) 20☼
Φ Sweet pod

Subterranean Water  (Layers 1-3)

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Dwarven rum 10☼ No Pr3
· sweet pod seed 1☼
· dwarven sugar (m) 20☼
dwarven syrup (l) 1001
Quarry bush

Subterranean Water  (Layers 1-3)

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None No Pr3
quarry bush leaf (b) 501
· rock nut 1☼
rock nut paste (m) 1☼
rock nut press cake (s) 1☼
rock nut oil (s) 5☼
Dimple cup

Subterranean Water  (Layers 1-3)

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None No No
· dimple cup spawn 1☼
· dimple dye (m) 20☼
τ Muck root

Any Wetland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 1☼ Swamp whiskey 5☼ Yes Yes
· muck root seed 1☼
Φ Bloated tuber

Any Wetland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Tuber beer 10☼ Yes Yes
· bloated tuber seed 1☼
Φ Kobold bulb4

Any Wetland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 5☼ None No No
gnomeblight (e) 5001
: Prickle berry

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 1☼ Prickle berry wine 5☼ Yes Yes
· prickle berry seed 1☼
: Strawberry

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Strawberry wine 10☼ Yes Yes
% strawberry fruit 1☼
: strawberry plant 1☼
· strawberry seed 1☼
τ Longland grass

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Longland beer 10☼ No Pr3
· longland grass seed 1☼
· longland flour (m) 20☼
ÿ Valley herb4

Temperate Grassland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 10☼ None No Yes
golden salve (v) 5001
τ Rat weed

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 1☼ Sewer brew 5☼ Yes Yes
· rat weed seed 1☼
: Fisher berry

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Fisher berry wine 10☼ Yes Yes
· fisher berry seed 1☼
ƒ Rope reed

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ River spirits 10☼ No No
· rope reed seed 1☼
φ rope reed thread (p) 12☼
rope reed slurry (h) 2☼
τ Blade weed

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None No No
· blade weed seed 1☼
· emerald dye (m) 20☼
τ Hide root

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 1☼ None No No
· hide root seed 1☼
· redroot dye (m) 10☼
τ Sliver barb

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Evil 1☼ Gutter cruor 5☼ No No
· sliver barb seed 1☼
· sliver dye (m) 20☼
: Sun berry

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Good 9☼ Sunshine 25☼ Yes Yes
· sun berry seed 1☼
§ Whip vine

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Savage 1☼ Whip wine 15☼ No Pr3
· whip vine seed 1☼
· whip vine flour (m) 25☼

Notes:

1 This is the value for a stack of 5 units, which is the number rendered from a single plant.
2 Anything that can be cooked is edible afterwards. Note that cooking leaves no seeds for re-planting.
3 These plants cannot be eaten/cooked until they are further processed, either by milling or extracting; see "products" column for process product.
4 These plants cannot be grown on a farm plot as they have no seeds. They can only be acquired through plant gathering (in season only) or trade.
5 To get the products/extracts from the plants they have to be processed, in the following workshops, using the following labors:

Garden plants[edit]

All garden plants are above-ground, and can grow year-round. Garden plants are defined in a separate file from standard plants, named, somewhat predictably, plant_garden.txt.

Unlike standard plants, garden plants will also produce growths - leaves, buds, flowers, pods and fruits. As a general rule, leaves can only be cooked, buds can be both cooked and brewed.

Tile Name Biome
& seasons
Align Value Drink Drink
value1
Eat Cook2 Product(s)5
& value
: Artichoke

Temperate Grassland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Artichoke wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% heart 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Asparagus

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit
flower
· seed 1☼
: Bambara groundnut6

Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest
Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna
Tropical Shrubland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% fruit
flower
· seed 1☼
: String bean6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Broad bean6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Beet

Temperate Grassland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Beetroot wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Bitter melon6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Cabbage

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Caper

Any Desert
Any Grassland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
% fruit 2☼
flower
% bud 2☼
· seed 1☼
: Wild carrot

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Carrot wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Cassava

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Cassava beer 10☼ No Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Celery6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Chickpea6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Chicory6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Cowpea6

Tropical Grassland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Cucumber

Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest
Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna
Tropical Shrubland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Eggplant

Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest
Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna
Tropical Shrubland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Garden cress6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Garlic6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
bulb 2☼
ü flower
· seed 1☼
: Horned melon

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
* fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Leek6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Lentil6

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Lettuce6

Any Temperate
Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest
Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna
Tropical Shrubland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Mung bean6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Muskmelon

Any Temperate
Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest
Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna
Tropical Shrubland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Onion6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
% bulb 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Parsnip

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Parsnip wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Pea6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Peanut6

Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest
Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna
Tropical Shrubland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% fruit
flower
· seed 1☼
: Pepper

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Potato

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Potato wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Radish

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Radish wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Red bean6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Rhubarb6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Soybean6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Spinach6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Squash

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Sweet potato

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Sweet potato wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Taro6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None No Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Tomato

Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Tomato wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Tomatillo

Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest
Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna
Tropical Shrubland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Tomatillo wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Turnip

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ Turnip wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Urad bean6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Seed
leaf
% pod
flower
· seed 1☼
: Watermelon

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
o fruit
flower
· seed 1☼
: Winter melon

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
o fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Lesser yam6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None No Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Long yam6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Purple yam6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None No Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: White yam6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None No Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
: Passion fruit

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Passion fruit wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Grape

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Cranberry

Any Temperate
Tundra
Taiga

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Cranberry wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Bilberry

Any Temperate
Tundra
Taiga

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Bilberry wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Blueberry

Any Temperate
Tundra
Taiga

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Blueberry wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Blackberry

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Blackberry wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Raspberry

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Raspberry wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
: Pineapple

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Pineapple wine 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf
% fruit 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼

Notes:

1 This is the value for a stack of 5 units, which is the number rendered from a single plant.
2 Anything that can be cooked is edible afterwards. Note that cooking leaves no seeds for re-planting.
3 These plants cannot be eaten/cooked until they are further processed, either by milling or extracting; see "products" column for process product.
4 These plants cannot be grown on a farm plot as they have no seeds. They can only be acquired through plant gathering (in season only) or trade.
5 Some products may require processing; see plant page for details.
6 These plants, when grown from seed on a farm plot, don't yield products that can be processed for seeds.

Crop plants[edit]

These plants are defined in the file plant_crops.txt. They grow above ground, in any season.

Tile Name Biome
& seasons
Align Value Drink Drink
value1
Eat Cook2 Product(s)5
& value
τ Single-grain wheat

Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Single-grain wheat beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Two-grain wheat

Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Two-grain wheat beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Soft wheat

Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Soft wheat beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Hard wheat

Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Hard wheat beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Spelt

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Spelt beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Barley

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Barley wine 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Buckwheat

Tropical Dry Broadleaf Forest

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Buckwheat beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Oats

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Alfalfa6

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 4☼ None Yes Yes
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
τ Rye

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Rye beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Sorghum

Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Sorghum beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Rice

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Rice beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Maize

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Maize beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Quinoa

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Quinoa beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Kaniwa

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Kaniwa beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
: Bitter vetch6

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
% pod
· seed 1☼
τ Pendant amaranth

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Pendant amaranth beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Blood amaranth

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Blood amaranth beer 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Purple amaranth

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Purple amaranth beer 10☼ Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 10☼
τ Red spinach6

Not Freezing

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
τ Elephant-head amaranth6

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None Yes Yes
leaf 2☼
flower
· seed 1☼
τ Pearl millet

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Pearl millet beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ White millet

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ White millet beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Finger millet

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Finger millet beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Foxtail millet

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Foxtail millet beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Fonio

Tropical Savanna

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Fonio beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Teff

Tropical Grassland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ Teff beer 10☼ No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour (m) 20☼
τ Flax

Tropical Grassland
Tropical Savanna

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
· flour 20☼
paste (m) 1☼
p. cake (s) 1☼
oil (s) 5☼
φ thread (p) 12☼
slurry (h) 2☼
τ Jute

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No No
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
φ thread (p) 12☼
slurry (h) 2☼
τ Hemp

Any Temperate

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Pr3
leaf
· seed 1☼
· flour 20☼
paste (m) 1☼
p. cake (s) 1☼
oil (s) 5☼
φ thread (p) 12☼
slurry (h) 2☼
τ Cotton

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
paste (m) 1☼
p. cake (s) 1☼
oil (s) 5☼
φ thread (p) 12☼
slurry (h) 2☼
τ Ramie

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No No
leaf
· seed 1☼
φ thread (p) 12☼
slurry (h) 2☼
τ Kenaf

Any Tropical

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No Pr3
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
paste (m) 1☼
p. cake (s) 1☼
oil (s) 5☼
φ thread (p) 12☼
slurry (h) 2☼
τ Papyrus sedge

Any Tropical Wetland

Wet Dry
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All 2☼ None No No
leaf
flower
· seed 1☼
papyrus 10☼

Notes:

1 This is the value for a stack of 5 units, which is the number rendered from a single plant.
2 Anything that can be cooked is edible afterwards. Note that cooking leaves no seeds for re-planting.
3 These plants cannot be eaten/cooked until they are further processed, either by milling or extracting; see "products" column for process product.
4 These plants cannot be grown on a farm plot as they have no seeds. They can only be acquired through plant gathering (in season only) or trade.
5 Some products may require processing; see plant page for details.
6 These plants, when grown from seed on a farm plot, don't yield products that can be processed for seeds.

Best crop to grow[edit]

There is no "best" crop, but some are clearly superior to others, depending on your needs and available resources.

All-purpose[edit]

Many dwarves prefer the humble plump helmet, which can be grown year-round, eaten raw, cooked, or brewed into wine, and many early fortresses rely on the plump helmet crop as a staple of their diet. All above-ground crops are all-seasons as well, the best of which are probably sun berries, hemp, and whip vines. See the above table summarizing the crop products, limitations, and values.

Because of occasional above-ground inconveniences, having an underground plump helmet farm, or, at least, some plump helmet seeds, may be useful emergency preparation.

Booze[edit]

Four principal seeds available at the beginning of an expedition (cave wheat, pig tail, plump helmet, sweet pod) all produce underground crops that can be made into booze worth 10☼. Above ground crops will require you to trade or gather for seeds, but the best of them that can be farmed are sun berries, which produce sunshine worth 25☼.

Keep in mind that dwarves care more about the diversity of available booze than its value.

For quantity, cave wheat and sweet pod mature in 42 days, vice 25 for the other crops, so they may yield less alcohol per farm plot. Plump helmets mature in 25 days and grow year round, which may be a good starting point for your alcohol industry, but exclusive dependence on it will cause stress.

Dye[edit]

There are four dye crops. Three 20☼ dye crops: blade weed and sliver barb (above ground) and dimple cups (underground). Hide root (above ground) is a 10☼ dye. Dyeing should be considered a low priority because all it does is change the color of cloth or thread and slightly increase its value. You might not want a dedicated farm to grow dye crops; it can be enough to forage for them with herbalism or import them from caravans.

Food[edit]

In terms of sheer dwarfbucks, sweet pods produce the most valuable foodstuff: Dwarven syrup (100☼). In terms of quantity and value, other good crops are quarry bushes (which yield 5 quarry bush leaves when processed) and whip vines (which can be milled into whip vine flour). Diversity in meals is also important to dwarves.

Thread[edit]

All plant thread is equally valuable (at 2☼ per unit), so the main decision is between a seasonal underground crop (pig tails) or one of the year-round above-ground crops (cotton, rope reeds, hemp, flax, jute, ramie, kenaf). These plants are also equally useful for making paper. Papyrus is slightly easier to process if you want to make a lot of paper, but papyrus can't be used for any other purpose and it is only available in some tropical wetlands.

Bugs[edit]

  • Plant handling/processing is incomplete for some crops.Bug:6940 This results in plants that, when picked, are inedible because the wrong parts are picked, or where seeds are impossible to pull from the proper plant parts. Large numbers of crops are therefore incapable of being farmed.

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