Tips On Stardew valley Winter Root And Its Operation

The Winter Root is a foraging item found only in Winter. Wild winter roots do not grow above ground, but instead they are buried in the snow/dirt and must be dug up with a Hoe (no other tools, even Bombs, will work).

The highest chance of finding a Winter Root (17-24%, map-dependent) is when digging up an Artifact Spot.[1] There is also a 4% chance of finding a Winter Root when digging standard tillable soil in any exterior location.[2] Exceptions are in the Farm, where Winter Roots can be found at artifact spots, but not standard tillable soil, and both the Desert and Ginger Island, where Winter Roots can not be found at all. Digging up a Winter Root provides no experience.

Winter Roots can also be grown from Winter Seeds, in which case they are a standard wild-seed crop: they grow above ground, can be harvested without using a tool, give 7 Foraging XP each, and are affected by the Gatherer and Botanist professions.

Occasionally they may be sold at the Traveling Cart or found in Garbage Cans in Winter. They may also be dropped by Blue Slimes (8% chance) in The Mines (floors 41-79) or Secret Woods.

Putting a Winter Root in a Seed Maker will generate 1-3 Winter Seeds.



Winter Root is used in the Winter Foraging Bundle in the Crafts Room.



Name DescriptiionIngredientEnergy/HealthBuffsBuff DurationRecipes SourceSell Price
Roots PlatterThis’ll get you digging for moreCave Carrot(1)
Winter Root(1)
Attack+35m 35sCombact leveel 3100g


Name DescriptionIngredientRecipe SourceSell Price
Wild Seed(wi)An assortment of wild winter seeds.
(Produces 10 Winter Seeds per craft.)
Crocus (1) Crystal Fruit (1) Snow Yam (1) Winter Root (1)Foraging level 730g


Winter Root is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the Orange Bow Shirt. It can be used in dyeing, serving as an orange dye at the dye pots, located in Emily’s and Haley’s house, 2 Willow Lane


Winter Root may be randomly requested in Winter at the “Help Wanted” board outside Pierre’s General Store for a reward of Gold.png140g and 150 Friendship points.


SourceTilling • Winter Seeds • Blue Slimes
XPTilling: 0
Winter Seeds: 7 Foraging XP
Blue Slimes: 0
Energy/Health+25 H11
+35 H15
+45 H20
+65 H29
Sell Price70g