Should I plant my Ancient Seeds outside?
The general rule of thumb is if you can get 2 harvests out of the crop (and you're able to protect it), you should plant it as soon as you can.
After donating your first Ancient Seed to the Museum, you'll get plantable Ancient Seeds that take 28 days to grow to maturity then produce fruit fruit every 7 days. A more complicated thought process is the following:
- Do you have access to a Greenhouse or Ginger Island? Is there room to plant them in one of those locations?
- Plant them there.
- Is the date Summer 21 or earlier?
- Plant it outside but focus on having 12+ Lightning Rod anywhere on your farm before the next lightning storm.
Why should I have two harvests from the crop before winter? You should be throwing your Ancient Fruit into the Seed Maker instead of trying to sell them and with a 2% chance for failure (as in, producing Mixed Seeds), I'm fairly comfortable with the 1% chance that both fruits turn into Mixed Seeds... and frankly if that happens, I'd restart the day.