Pumpkins were introduced in September 2020 as apart of the Halloween update. Pumpkins can be planted, grown and harvested and you can use your homegrown pumpkins to make bells or craft unique spooky DIYs for Halloween. The Pumpkins also look super cute and finally introduce the farming mechanic to Animal Crossing!
How to Plant Pumpkins
To grow pumpkins, you’ll need to buy some Pumpkin seeds. Pumpkins can be grown and harvested all year round but you can only buy Pumpkin seeds from Nook’s Cranny during the month of October. However, you can buy them at any time of the year from Leif’s Flower Shop. If you buy from Nook during October, they cost 280 Bells per seed bag or 1,400 Bells for 5 packs of seeds. But if you buy from Leif during October, then they only cost half that!
Once you have pumpkin seeds, you’ll need to dig a hole and plant them. If you wanted to make an authentic looking pumpkin patch, you could even use your Island Designer app to change the ground to a dirt path so that it looks like farmland! Then, place a fence around the patch and you’ve got yourself a cute little farming plot.
How to Grow Pumpkins
Once you’ve planted your pumpkin seeds, they’ll take four days (including the day you planted them) to mature and become harvestable. You should water your pumpkins every single day to ensure a bountiful harvest! If you water them everyday, you’ll get three pumpkins from one seed, but if you only water them once or twice you’ll only get one or two pumpkins per seed.
You’ll also notice that there are different colored pumpkins! There’s four different types and they are all used for different recipes. The orange pumpkins are, of course, the most common but they you also have yellow, white and green pumpkins which are a bit rarer. You can’t decide what color to grow because there is only one type of pumpkin seed. To ensure you get lots of pumpkins in lots of colors, be sure to buy and plant lots of seeds - get a real farm going!
Once you’ve picked your pumpkins, so long as you don’t dig up the patch, you’ll be able to infinitely grow and harvest pumpkins all year long!
Pumpkin DIY Recipes
Below, you’ll find a list of all DIY recipes that require Pumpkins, including the exclusive Halloween night DIYs.
Spooky Series DIY Recipes (Throughout October)
|DIY Recipe||Materials||Cost (Nook’s Cranny)|
|Spooky Arch||x10 Hardwood, x3 Clay, x10 Pumpkin||18,000 Bells|
|Spooky Candy Set||x1 Orange Pumpkin, x3 Candy||3,500 Bells|
|Spooky Chair||x3 Orange Pumpkin, x3 Softwood||5,000 Bells|
|Spooky Fence||x3 Orange Pumpkin, x5 Iron Nugget||Can’t be bought|
|Spooky Lantern||x4 Orange Pumpkin||5,600 Bells|
|Spooky Lantern Set||x4 Orange Pumpkin, x4 Clump of Weeds||5,900 Bells|
|Spooky Scarecrow||x3 Orange Pumpkin, x4 Wood||5,200 Bells|
|Spooky Standing Lamp||x5 Hardwood, x1 Clay, x3 Orange Pumpkin||5,800 Bells|
|Spooky Table||x14 Orange Pumpkin, x10 Softwood||22,000 Bells|
|Spooky Tower||x7 Orange Pumpkin||9,800 Bells|
|Spooky Tree||x5 Orange Pumpkin, x10 Hardwood||10,000 Bells|
|Spooky Trick Lamp||x4 Orange Pumpkin, x4 Iron Nugget||11,600 Bells|
|Spooky Treats Basket||x1 Orange Pumpkin, x2 Candy||3,000 Bells|
Halloween Event DIY Recipes (Available on 31st October only)
|DIY Recipe||Materials||Obtained from:|
|Spooky Carriage||x20 Wood, x20 Softwood, x20 Hardwood, x10 Iron Nugget, x30 Orange Pumpkin||Obtained by giving Jack his first and second Lollipop.|
|Spooky Garland||x1 Iron Nugget, x1 Clay, x1 Orange Pumpkin||Give Candy to Villagers on Halloween night.|
|Spooky Table Setting||x1 Iron Nugget, x1 Clay, x1 Orange Pumpkin||Give Candy to Villagers at the Halloween Event on Halloween night.|
|Spooky Wand||x3 Star Fragment, x1 Spooky Lantern||Give Jack his third Lollipop.|