Hi everybody, I'm new to being a member here, but I've lurked on the site for years before that while I played AC for GameCube and Wii. My New Leaf town is only a few days old now though and there is so much that has changed since City Folk and lots to learn!
Yesterday my "mom" sent a letter with a Banana in it. Is there any special spot it has to be planted to make sure it will grow? I remember finding Coconuts in one of the other games and they had to be planted on the beach and being another tropical fruit, I wanted to make sure of where it goes before I plant since I only have the 1 copy of it right now.
I see on the item checklists here there are a lot of different fruit trees this time. Do any others have special planting requirements like the Coconuts did in past games, in case I get a hold of any of them?
Hiya, the rest is all mainland, but note that those pointy pine trees wont grow in the southern part of your town
Also, you'll get a tropical fruit from when you unlock your island. Its chosen at random as islands are randomized. So you'll get either coconut and banana then, and also one tropical fruit such as lychee, or mango, lemon etc.
You can get the rest when you play games during the island tours. If you run around and shake trees, you can keep the fruit you collect if its not specific to the game, you can do it with bugs and fish you find there too. Thats how I got some of my rarer butterflies Flower tour is great for that.
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Thank you both for the information I look forward to unlocking the island. I've heard about it on this one. I couldn't take part in previous versions because they were wi-fi ones and I had dialup until this last June.
I have my banana tree planted on the beach. You know, beaches need to be a bit bigger so you can do some better planting on them! Not much room to work with. At least it's not as bad as the GameCube version of the beaches, trying to plant to coconuts!
some more tree information that will probably be helpful is perfect fruit. the five main fruits (oranges, apples, peaches, pears and cherries) also come in perfect fruit varieties. you can grow perfect fruit trees, but only of your started fruit. say your town started with apples. you can grow perfect apple trees, but if you plant a perfect orange, it'll grow into a regular orange tree.
perfect fruit sells for 600 bells a piece in your town, but if you sell them in someone else's town with a different native fruit, they're 3000 bells a piece, so they're a great money maker.
also the tree will die after so many harvests, but you can always replant it with one of the fruits you just shook off.
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Chiyoko, I actually had a Perfect Peach on Day 1 of my town in one of the trees and have already planted it. It should be fully grown today so I just have to wait for the fruit now I'll replant them first to make the most of the tree, then worry about selling.
And yay, I just got a message from Tortimor about visiting him at the dock for the island