TL;DR: Ancient Fruit is fun, a lot of hassle, no help in Year 1, king of the outdoors, and a toss-up for the Greenhouse. Request for review of my two cents on the juggling/calendaring act among the Stardew Big Three. Facts: Let me know if any of this is controversial or wrong (see Note 1) Hops Pros: Most money per tile. Most greenhouse money if infilled. Fast start (time & gold). Least space use. Cons: Most harvests. Most keg changes. Most kegs. Trellis/Mixed crops. Summary: Impressive low cost money at a high labor and keg cost. Combined with Ancient Fruit gives most greenhouse money. Great for first year. Ancient Fruit Pros: Few keg changes. Less space use. Cons: 28-day lead time cost. Summary: More greenhouse money than Starfruit at a labor and delay cost. Starfruit (DSG) Pros: Lazy. Fewest kegs & changes. Fewest harvests. Best return on labor at a high seed and additive cost once available. Best for greenhouse and casks. Cons: Most crop space. Reseeding. Question: I haven't verified year-round greenhouse Starfruit with 28-day DSG reapplications. Is this correct? My take: Hops is clearly king through first Winter, even in the greenhouse, to get income for cheap wood, ore, and coal. The choice between long term Starfruit and Ancient Fruit for the Greenhouse is a toss-up since Ancient Fruit (base) returns only 10% more (note 1) than Starfruit (DSG, base) and you can get 478 Starfruit for Casks outdoors. But Ancient Fruit in the Greenhouse is a "permanent" decision. Ancient Fruit outdoors is a clear winner starting second Spring. Calendaring Ancient Fruit (early game): Year 1 Ancient Fruit is only for re-seeding, not income. Sunday Spring 7 is your first Ancient Fruit "plant by" date unless you wait for Deluxe Speed-Gro. Saturday Spring 13 is your first Ancient Fruit planting day with Deluxe Speed-Gro (see note 2 about Strawberry) you get for completing the Spring Crops Bundle in the Pantry. Use the 13 Parsnip + 1 Cauliflower + 1 Green Bean start to get 20 Deluxe Speed-Gro for completing the Spring Crops Bundle in the Pantry on Spring 13. Use this Deluxe Speed-Gro for your Ancient Seeds to squeeze in every Ancient Fruit harvest possible before Winter. Sunday Summer 7 is probably your first Ancient Fruit harvest day and one of 8 outdoor Sunday harvests this year. Every Sunday is your regular Ancient Fruit harvest day. Sunday Summer 28 is last day to plant Ancient Seeds outdoors without Deluxe Speed-Gro (for one last chance to double or triple your seed). Saturday Fall 6 is last day to plant Ancient Seeds outdoors with Deluxe Speed-Gro. Notes: See greenhouse comparison calc here. See more discussion and comparison with Strawberry here.