How Long Do Crops Take to Grow in Palia? – Answered

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Palia Crop Growth Time Guide

Farming is one of the most important parts of Palia. You’ll have to grow crops to finish quests, cook food, and even as a reliable money-making method! However, as you plant more and more seeds, you may notice that they take a while to grow. How long do they take, though? That’s what I’m here to tell you. Continue reading to learn how long crops take to grow in Palia.

Palia Crop Growth Time Guide

To find out a crop’s growth speed, hover over its seed bag to see how many days it takes to mature fully. One in-game day equals one real-world hour, meaning it will usually take around 3-5 hours for most plants to grow. However, you’ll have to check back and water your plants every hour, or else they’ll halt their growth progress.

For example, onions require four in-game days to grow, while carrots only need three. As long as you diligently water the two, your carrots will finish in around three hours and your onions an hour later. It’ll take slightly longer if you don’t water them every hour, though, so make sure you return to your home plot and check up on them.

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With that said, growing fruits and vegetables in Palia takes a while. One strategy for efficient farming is to plant a bunch of seeds at once before running off to fish, forage, or find other resources you need. I usually go out hunting for fish, bugs, and animal resources to sell.

This time in-between growing crops and harvesting them is a good chance to level up your skills or finish a few quests, as long as you remember to return to your plants and water them occasionally.

Palia will be available to play on Nintendo Switch and PC. To learn more about the game, check out how to get clay in Palia, or click the tag below to explore our growing article list!

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.