How to Grow Coconut Trees in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Coconuts are one of the few food items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Coconuts are generally found on Resource Islands...

Coconuts are one of the few food items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Coconuts are generally found on Resource Islands that cost important Nook Miles to reach. They can be consumed for energy and are a key crafting component in the Coconut Juice recipe.  

To grow coconut trees, you can go two routes. You can either acquire coconuts from different islands and bring them back to replant, or you can dig up entire coconut trees and do the same. In this guide, we’ll go over how you can do both.

How to get Coconuts in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

You will initially need to acquire 2,000 Nook Miles before you can plant a coconut tree in Animal Crossing. Complete tasks on your Nook Phone to earn miles. Once you have enough miles, simply head to an ATM and purchase a Nook Miles Ticket.

Next, go to Dodo Airlines and journey to another tropical island. Before you embark on your journey, however, make sure you bring along a couple of items including a shovel and some fruits. Additionally, make sure you have some vacant inventory space.

Then simply shake a coconut tree so that the fruit falls and you can add them to your inventory, alternatively, you can add entire coconut trees to your inventory as well, though they do take up more space.

How to Plant Coconut Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Now, that you have met all the requirements, you can start growing your coconut trees in Animal Crossing. Head over to the beach area of your island and dig a hole using the shovel. Next, simply plant the coconut in the hole, coconut fruit take longer to grow (around 5 days) but if you transplant a coconut tree, you’ll be able to reap the fruits of your labour much quicker.

It is important to note that while Coconut trees can technically be planted on soil, they won’t grow past the sapling stage. You can, however, place down patches of sand anywhere on your island if you want to grow Coconut trees in places other than the beach. To do so, you’ll require the Island Designer Tool.

How to Use Coconut Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Coconuts can either be eaten for a quick powerup, sold for up to 250 bells each or they can used across a number of different recipes including drinks, furniture and more.

Infused Water DispenserFurniture2x Apple, 2x Pear, 2x Cherry, 2x Orange, 2x Coconut, and, 2x Peach
Palm-tree LampFurniture4x Wood, 4x Coconut, and, 4x Clay
Coconut Wall PlanterFurniture5x Weeds, and, 1x Coconut
Coconut JuiceDrink1x Coconut

Coconut trees are also home to several types of bugs that you can catch for a profit or use as decoration on your island.

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