Right, so Blueberries and Cranberries took a shot on the chin. For that matter, so did Ancient Fruit. So, let's see how the numbers bare out, shall we? Spring wasn't changed all that much, with the exception of the addition of Coffee. Since Coffee yield a ton of low-cost produce, it's entirely to your interest to Speed-Gro it instead of Fertilizer. Water Retaining soil is, of course, still completely worthless. Let's crunch some numbers, shall we? You've got a 10 day initial growth, then every other day a new harvest. Each harvest yields 4 beans worth 15g each. Pulling out my handy-dandy calculator, that comes to... 4 * 15 = 60g per harvest. Now, 28-10=18/2=9 harvests for the season. 9*60 = 540g for the season. With Deluxe Speed Gro, you get an extra harvest, for an even 10 harvests for the season, bringing the total up to 600. Compare this to, let's say, Potatoes, which are a staple cash crop. Potato seeds are 50g, potatoes sell for 80, and you get 1.2 potatoes per harvest. It grows in six days, meaning you get four harvests for the season. 80*1.2 = 96-50=46*4=184 profit for the season. Not too shabby looking for Coffee. Now let's compare it to the two star crops of the season: strawberries and Rhubarb. Of course, both of these are not going to be possible in year one, but let's be honest, neither will coffee beans. Strawberries, assuming they are planted on Day 1, have five harvests available to them. They cost 100 for the plant, and you're going to have to store them all year. Probably you'll be using your greenhouse to grow more for more seeds for the spring planting season to get enough of them. They sell for 120 a pop, times five harvests comes out to a net gross of 600 as well. Rhubarb sells for 220 a pop, and costs 100 a pop. Since you have to re-plant, and they cost 100, that's going to eat up your profits in a hurry. With only two harvests per season, you're looking at 120 * 2 or 240 for the season. Now let's talk about Preserves Jar and Keg options. Four coffee beans brew up into delicious Coffee, which sells for 300 a pop. Now then, 9*4 = 36, which means you can make 7 coffee per season, with a bean left over. That makes your monthly take 2115. If you use Deluxe Speed-Gro, you get that tenth tenth harvest for an even 8 coffee, bringing it up to 2400. Rhubarb Preserves go for 490 a pop. With two per season, that's a gross income of 980. Rhubarb Wine sells for 660, which puts the yield at 1320. Still not enough. Strawberry Preserves sell for 290 each. With five harvests for the season, that comes out to 1,450. Strawberry Wine, on the other hand, goes for 360 a pop, or 1800 for the season. All of this changes if you have Artisan, though. Artisan does NOT affect the price of coffee, but it does for preserves and wine, albeit not as much as it used to. Rhubarb Preserves goes up to 686*2=1372, and Rhubarb Wine comes out to 924*2=1848. Close, but no cigar. Strawberry Preserves with Artisan come to 406*5=2030. Getting close. Strawberry Wine comes out to 504 *5 = 2520. tl;dr: Coffee stomps over everything but Strawberry Wine + Artisan. Even then, the difference in profit margin is minimal. For the summertime, Blueberries got hit. Hard. Of course, blueberries are never what are done after year one anyway, so this nerf only hurt the first year cash-in-hand crop. Hops and Starfruit are always the big money makers here. But can Coffee compete with them? Let's find out! So, for this one, we get to assume that they are planted in Spring, and carrying over into the summer. That means we have a total of 16 harvests! This is unaffected by any sort of soil. The beans themselves come out to 15*4*16=960 for the month. Not too shabby. 4*16 = 64 beans for the year, which means 12 coffee for a total seasonal yield of 3,600. IF you didn't use soil, and had a bean left over from last season, you can add it to this season's yield to make it 13 coffee for a total of 3,900 at the cost of 15g from last season. So basically, either you get your extra cup of coffee last season, or you get it this season. So, over the two-season period, it looks like fertilizer is not worth bothering with. Let's compare that to hops and starfruit. Starfruit got hit by the nerf-bat as well, albeit not quite as harshly as the others did. It now sells for 750, or 1550 for preserves, or 2250 for wine. With Artisan, that brings the tallies up to 2170 for preserves, and 3150 for wine respectively. Double that, since you get two harvests per year, and you're looking at 3100 for preserves without artisan, 4340 with artisan, and wine at 4500 without Artisan or 6300 with. So, Starfruit actually outperforms Coffee by a good margin if you have Artisan, but coffee is king if you don't. Now for the reigning champion: Hops. Hops brews up into Pale Ale that sells at an unchanged 300 each. Hops matures after 11 days, and produces every single day thereafter. 28-11=17 harvests. Speed-Gro cuts a day off of maturation, and makes that 18 harvests. Deluxe Speed Grow cuts another day off that, giving you 19 harvests. Sadly, you miss 20 harvests by a quarter-day. Each harvest can be brewed into Pale Ale. So, assuming no fertilizer, you're looking at 5100 for the season. If you have Artisan, that comes out to a swell 420*17=7140. tl;dr: Coffee beats Starfruit if you do not have Artisan, but they swap places if you do. Either way, Hops stomps pretty severely on them both. Let's see what the Blueberry nerf did to the poor things: Now then, assuming 3 blueberries per yield, and 4 yields per season, that comes out to 12 blueberries per season. Before, that was worth 960, now it's only worth 600. Preserves values went down because of base-price deflation, and are now only worth 150 each, meaning seasonal yield of 1800. It is completely pointless to put them in kegs for wine, because the wine costs as much as the preserves. With Artisan, you can get up to 2520, but that's it. Ouch. Let's compare that to, say, Melons. We're going to assume you don't get any large melons, so you might get higher yields depending on how your plot is set up. You get two harvests of Melons. Each melon is worth 250 a pop, for a total of 500. But when you Jar it, preserves come out to 550, for a total of 1100 without Artisan, or 770*2=1540 with. Now, Wine goes for 750*2= 1500 without Artisan, or 1050*2=2100 with. Blueberries are now only marginally better than Melons. Now, let's talk about Fall. This is where a farmer really gets hurt. Badly. The problem with Cranberries wasn't so much their profit margin, it was that most of your options were anemic at best. Let's go over the damage. Profits got cut almost in half. They now only sell for 75 a pop, with a yield of two per harvest, and 5 harvests per year, yielding a net profit of a mere 750. With Preserves, this goes to 200 a pop, for a monthly yield of 2000, or 280 a pop for Artisan and a monthly yield of 2800. Ouch. What's worse, it is no longer profitable to turn them into wine. The difference is a mere 25g each for tripling the processing time. So, what are we going to do? Are there any other options? Actually... there is. You see, the price of the seeds remains unchanged. You buy them for 240, but sell them back for 120 a pop. Which is more than you get for the fruit itself. In fact, since you get, on average, two seeds per cranberry, that comes out to roughly 240 * 2 = 480 per harvest * 5 = 2400 You lose out on about 400 for the season, but you can process an entire crop in a single day with only six or so seed makers, instead of needing rows and rows of expensive preserves jars. Especially for a first-year fellow... this is the one to beat. In year one... actually, not so much. You won't have access to Artichoke, Grapes grow on Trellis which can be awkward to navigate around, Beets are only found in the Oasis, but let's see how the numbers fall out for some of the other crops this season: Let's take a look at Grapes. 10 days to grow, every 3 days thereafter. 18/3=6+1=7 harvests. Grapes go for 80 a pop, 80*7 = 560 for the season. Preserves go for 210*7=1470 or 2058 with Artisan. Wine goes for 240 * 7 = 1680 or 2350 with Artisan. Almost, but not quite, and those annoying Trellis to deal with. Let's look at Pumpkins now. Two harvests out of the season. Pumpkins go for 320 a pop, making the monthly yield 640. Pickled Pumpkin go for 690, or a seasonal of 1380, which comes out to 1932 with Artisan. Pumpkin juice is apparently quite a thing, selling for 720 a pop for a monthly yield of 1,440 or 2016 with Artisan. Not quite. Let's look at Artichoke. 8 days to harvest, which brings a mere 3 harvests to the table. However, with Speed-Gro, you get to squeeze in a 4th harvest. Artichoke sells for 160 a pop, pickles sell for 370, and the juice sells for less than the pickles. 370*3=1110 for the season, or 1554 with Artisan. If you use speed-gro, that comes out to 370*4=1480 or 2072 with artisan. Beets are from the Oasis. They grow in 6 days, which means 4 harvests, or 5 with Deluxe Speed-Gro. They go for 100 a pop, which brings a monthly yield to 500. However, pickled beets are apparently a delicacy at 250 a pop, * 5 = 1250 or 1750 with Artisan. Still not enough. tl;dr version: Yes, they got nerfed, but there's still nothing else that can really compete with even the reduced prices, so you'll just have to resign yourself to having half the profits in Fall, making it the least profitable season overall, next to winter. But hey, at least you won't worry about wine anymore, since the wine costs as much as the preserves now. End result: Coffee reigns supreme over Spring, but Hops and Starfruit are king of the Summer. Fall profits decline sharply, and there's nothing really you can do about it. To make it easier on yourself, and to save yourself the initial costs, grow your Coffee in spring, add hops in the Summer, forget about either Starfruit or Blueberries. Fall just kinda dies out, you'll be relying on your greenhouse and your animals to carry you.