Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turnips Storage Guide – How to Store Turnips & Prevent Rot

Okay, so you’ve bought all these damn turnips. You’re gonna cash out, make your Bellions™, and build a million bridges. But where do you put them? You’ve spent 500k Bells on these weird apples and now you’ve gotta figure out where to put them. This guide is going to help you with that. We have two tried and true methods of keeping your turnips and Bells safe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s a science that works, we promise.

Indoor Turnip Storage Method

There are a handful of ways to efficiently store your turnips, but they all involve tossing them on the ground. You are not able to store turnips in your home storage like you can with other fruit. You can, however, toss them on the floor inside your home. They’ll be safe here for the week, and won’t rot. You can dedicate a room (or three) to them, but just be careful to not eat your supply when you’re dropping them on the floor!

Turnip Storage Pen Method

Turnips can also be stored in the great outdoors. Many players are creating storage pens on their islands to keep their investment safe. Making a turnip pen is easy, you just need a little bit of fencing, which you can either make or purchase from the Nook Stop in Resident Services. Once you’ve got your fencing, find a clear spot on your island (or make a clear spot on your island using your trusty axe and shovel) for your pen. Arrange your turnips how you see fit (most people usually use a grid layout) and then enclose the turnips with fencing.

Contrary to popular belief, your turnips will not rot this way. The only way your turnips will rot is if you let them turn 7 days old (i.e. if Daisy Mae comes again and you haven’t sold your turnips from the week prior, they will be rotten). It is slightly advantageous to keep one or two turnips on the ground – a rotten turnip is the only way to get some bugs, like the ant and fly, to spawn.

Keeping your turnips safe is an important part of playing the Stalk Market game in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Buy low, sell high, and laugh in the face of the children who insist that you sell your turnips for even a bell less than you bought them for.  Check our other turnip guide for more tips and information on turnips, including how to sell them for the most profit!

And that’s it! Hopefully this helps you get settled into your new Animal Crossing: New Horizons island! Much like the game itself, check back throughout the day to see what’s new here on Fanbyte. We already have guides for how to move your tent and how to get across rivers using either the vaulting pole or constructing bridges.

Before you leave, make sure you go out and catch all of the fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing at the end of March in just a few days! That elusive Stringfish is about to leave the Northern Hemisphere until December!

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6 Comments

  1. Hey, my turnips got spoiled 4 days after I bought them. I store them in my house and they got bad! What happened?

  2. This is a lie, you cannot store them inside your home without fear of them rotting.. This is my very first time buying turnips and I saved FOREVER… Got 150k worth of turnips, left them in my home… and got on the next day and they were ALL spoiled… =(

    1. If you time travel and come back that will rot them. Otherwise rhey are safe in the home.. going forward and backward in time and not selling them before sunday are the only 2 ways for turnips to rot when inside your home

  3. Though the outdoor storage pen method technically works, it will also decrease your town rating. If keeping a 5 star score is important definitely don’t do that option!

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