If Animal Crossing: New Horizons is your first introduction to the series, you might be wondering why all these players are going crazy for fruit. It grows all over the island, but fans online are always talking about what fruits they have and how to get more varieties. Why is that? What's the point? Let's break down what to do with fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
What to do with fruit
Upon arriving at your new island paradise, you will quickly discover that only one type of fruit grows there natively. Fortunately, you can change this, although the method is a bit extreme and you better do it early. You can also get other types of fruit. But why would you even care? The answer mainly comes down to preference. The only thing that matters is which fruit is native and which isn't, and that also helps answer the main question.
Basically, fruit is a great way to make lots of bells. Native fruits sell for 100 bells while non-natives are worth 300 bells. This is the main reason people care about fruit, because you can create entire orchards of non-native fruit that will sell for quite a bit. To do this, dig a hole with your shovel and place the fruit inside. However, there is an actual in-game use for fruit besides producing more fruit. It can be eaten and gives you a huge boost in strength and stamina. But what does that mean?
As you walk around your island, you will also find many rocks or boulders. These give you different materials when you hit them, but if you ate fruit, you'll break them completely. There are some uses for it, like clearing an area or making it easier to find the elusive silver rock (a special, random rock that gives money when hit). Each fruit you eat gives you a strong hit, so be careful or you might knock out all the rocks on your island.
And that's what to do with fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.