New Tree and Crop Options Continue FarmVille’s Chinese New Year Festivities

Sat, Feb 20, 2010

FarmVille, Social

If you’ve checked the FarmVille marketplace recently, you might have noticed the Chinese New Year limited edition items symbol (phew, that’s a mouthful) next to new tabs; namely the Trees and Seeds tabs.

There’s good reason for this, as Zynga has released two types of seeds for you to grow, Bamboo and Lotus Flowers, as well as a harvestable Mandarin Tree.

Both the Bamboo and Lotus Flower seeds reward 2 experience points for each square planted, at a rate of 75 and 160 coins per square, respectively. The Bamboo is ready to harvest in 16 hours for 190 coins, while the Lotus flower seeds are ready in just 8 hours for 250 coins. After factoring in the cost of both the seed and the plowing fee, the Bamboo provides a profit of 100 coins per square, while the Lotus will net you just 75 coins of profit per square.

In terms of the Mandarin Tree, this visually unassuming plant goes for 850 coins, and will be ready to harvest every four days.

These items will only be around for a few more days, so be sure to grow some Bamboo for that Giant Panda of yours while you still can!

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  • Matt

    “After factoring in the cost of both the seed and the plowing fee, the Bamboo provides a profit of 100 coins per square, while the Lotus will net you just 75 coins of profit per square.”

    You seem to be ignoring the fact that you can harvest two lotus plants in the time it takes to harvest the bamboo. The lotus is more profitable (which is probably why you have to be level 30 to plant it). It's really more like 100 v. 150 (less plow cost) in favor of the lotus.

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