Maple seeds are an important crafting material in Stardew Valley that can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look. They are primarily used to craft field snacks, which can restore energy and health. Maple seeds can be obtained in a few different ways in Stardew Valley.

## Foraging for Maple Seeds

The most straightforward way to get maple seeds is to forage for them. Maple seeds can be found by foraging in the Cindersap Forest and around maple trees on your farm or other areas of Stardew Valley. When foraging near maple trees, there is a small chance of finding maple seeds on the ground. The drop rate for finding maple seeds when foraging near maple trees is around 1-5%. Foraging during the fall season will yield the highest chance of finding maple seeds.

Some key tips for trying to obtain maple seeds through foraging:

- Check maple trees in the Cindersap Forest regularly in the fall.
- Plant maple trees on your farm and check around them often during fall.
- Use the Forester profession which will increase your chance of finding seeds.
- Use food items that boost your Foraging skill.

While foraging near maple trees is unreliable, it is a good free way to potentially get some maple seeds when you are lucky. Having maple trees planted on your farm can be especially useful so you can check them every day during fall.

## Farming Maple Trees

Another method is to farm maple trees yourself on your farm. Maple trees will randomly drop maple seeds like other trees drop seeds. During the fall, a fully grown maple tree has about a 10% chance each day of dropping 1-3 maple seeds. To farm maple trees:

- Plant maple tree seeds in your farm in spring or summer.
- Let the maple trees fully mature over 28 days.
- Check under the maple trees in fall frequently, as they have a chance to drop maple seeds each day.

Farming your own maple trees guarantees you a supply of maple seeds each fall. Though it takes some time for trees to grow, you can then harvest maple seeds reliably each fall once your trees are set up.

## Purchasing at Pierre’s General Store

Another guaranteed source of maple seeds is to simply purchase them. In fall, Pierre’s General Store will stock maple seeds which you can buy. Maple seeds cost 30g each at Pierre’s shop.

The main advantage of buying maple seeds is convenience. However, purchasing maple seeds can get costly if you need a lot of them for crafting. Buying in bulk at Pierre’s shop is a good option if you just need a few more maple seeds and are having poor luck foraging.

## Pam’s Fall Maple Syrup Recipe

When you reach 4 hearts of friendship with Pam, she will send you a recipe in the mail for maple bar, which requires maple syrup to craft. Making maple syrup will reward you with maple seeds as a byproduct.

To get maple syrup:

- Tap any maple trees with a tapper (purchased from Robin).
- Gather maple syrup from the tapped trees daily.
- Craft maple bar with the maple syrup, and you’ll get 1-3 maple seeds back.

This is a renewable way to get a small number of maple seeds each day in the fall by turning maple syrup into maple bars. It takes some setup but can give you a steady, renewable supply.

## Farming Maple Syrup

A better way to fully maximize Pam’s fall maple syrup recipe is to plant a grove of maple trees together and tap them all. This will maximize the amount of maple syrup you can gather.

To farm maple syrup:

- Plant at least 15-20 maple saplings together in a grid.
- Install tappers on each maple tree when fully grown.
- Collect the maple syrup daily from each tapped tree.
- Craft the maple syrup into maple bars.

This method can yield dozens of maple seeds per day reliably once you have your maple tree grove and tappers established. Tapping a large grove of maple trees is the most effective legitimate way to mass produce maple seeds on your farm.

## Using Seed Makers

Another method is to use seed makers, which have a small chance of producing maple seeds from various vegetables. The seed maker method works as follows:

- Grow crops that can produce maple seeds, like corn, hot peppers, wheat, tomatoes, etc.
- Put the crops into a seed maker.
- The seed maker has a 0.5% – 5% chance to produce maple seeds instead of the normal seeds.

This is not an efficient method, as the chances of getting maple seeds are low. But it can be a nice potential bonus source of maple seeds from crops you are already growing for other reasons.

## Crafting Field Snacks

Crafting field snacks is the primary use for maple seeds in Stardew Valley. When you craft field snacks using maple seeds, you will sometimes get maple seeds back as a byproduct:

- Regular field snacks require 1 maple seed and 1 acorn. You’ll get about a 10% chance of getting 1 maple seed back.
- Triple field snacks require 3 maple seeds and 3 acorns. You’ll get about a 30% chance of getting 1-2 maple seeds back.

So crafting field snacks, especially triple field snacks, can be a renewable source of a small amount of maple seeds over time. between the field snack chance and maple bar chance, crafting can yield a steady trickle of maple seeds from an existing supply.

## Summary

To summarize the main ways to obtain maple seeds in Stardew Valley:

- Forage near maple trees, especially in the Cindersap Forest, during fall.
- Plant maple trees on your farm and harvest the seeds in fall.
- Buy maple seeds for 30g each from Pierre’s General Store.
- Get 1-3 maple seeds daily by turning maple syrup into maple bars.
- Tap a large grove of maple trees to mass produce maple syrup and maple seeds.
- Use a seed maker on crops for a small chance of getting maple seeds.
- Occasionally get 1-2 maple seeds back when crafting field snacks.

Having maple trees on your farm and tapping them for maple syrup production will provide the most reliable source of maple seeds. Combining that with occasional foraging and buying can help stock up your supply. With a steady source of maple seeds, you’ll be able to keep crafting field snacks and other items that require maple seeds in Stardew Valley.

## Frequently Asked Questions

### What are maple seeds used for in Stardew Valley?

Maple seeds are primarily used to craft field snacks. Field snacks restore energy and health so maple seeds are useful for keeping your energy up. Maple seeds are also used in crafting wild seeds, the maple country style-fence, and in a furniture recipe by Robin.

### What is the best way to get maple seeds fast in Stardew Valley?

The quickest ways to get maple seeds fast are buying them directly from Pierre’s shop or tapping multiple maple trees and turning the maple syrup into maple bars. Setting up a large maple tree grove on your farm that you can tap is the fastest renewable method for getting maple seeds daily.

### What season can maple seeds be foraged?

Maple seeds can only be foraged during the fall season in Stardew Valley. They will never appear from foraging outside of fall. The fall foragables that can contain maple seeds are wild plums, hazelnuts, blackberries, and pine cones.

### What is the maple seed drop rate?

When foraging near maple trees in fall, the maple seed drop rate is around 1-5%. The daily drop rate for mature maple trees on your farm is around 10% in fall. Crafting field snacks and maple bars gives about a 10-30% chance per craft to get 1-2 maple seeds back.

### Where should I plant maple trees to get maple seeds?

The best places to plant maple trees for maple seed production are in a grid pattern on your farm, and near the pond in Cindersap Forest. On your farm, arrange maple trees with 1 tile between them to allow for tappers. In Cindersap Forest, plant around the pond where trees have extra room to grow.

## Conclusion

Maple seeds are a versatile crafting ingredient in Stardew Valley that can take some effort to obtain. Hopefully this guide has broken down all the main ways you can get maple seeds, from foraging, farming, crafting, and buying. With a steady supply of maple seeds, you’ll be able to keep your health and energy topped up with field snacks.

A large maple tree farm that you can tap for maple syrup will provide the most reliable maple seed production. But combining that farm with occasional foraging and shopping can help build a good stockpile. Maple seeds are a key item to have on hand for any Stardew Valley player looking to thrive in the valley!