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Which Webkinz Friends food resources are best?

Ice cream tree
Ice cream tree
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Figuring out which Webkinz Friends food resources provide the best investment return should be just as easy as figuring out which businesses do. However, food resources are a little trickier. What’s most cost efficient may not necessarily be energy efficient. And energy is a precious commodity in the game since it recharges so slowly. Planting food resources carefully not only determines how much Webkinz cash you’re going to make, but determines if you’re going to have enough leftover energy to actually harvest any of your businesses after collecting supplies.

Keep the following numbers in mind when planting your food resources. This guide will provide details on which items are the most cost efficient, but also on which ones limit unnecessary energy usage. These statistics do not include items that require Kinzgems to plant.

Ice cream tree
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Ice cream tree

For food items, the most cost efficient item is the ice cream tree. If you are focusing only on the return on investment cost, this is the food item you want to be planting. The ice cream tree is unlocked at level 5.

The ice cream tree costs only W110 and produces a total of 70 food items across 2 uses. It takes 3 hours to become harvestable. That equals about W1.57 per food unit.

Zucchini plant
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Zucchini plant

In second place is the zucchini plant. You have to be level 7 to unlock this plant.

The zucchini plant costs W35 and produces a total of 22 food items with a single use. It takes 1 hour to become harvestable. That equals W1.59 per food unit.

Sushi plant
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Sushi plant

In third place is the sushi plant.

The sushi plant costs W80 and produces 50 food items over 2 uses. It takes 2 hours to become harvestable. That equals W1.60 per food unit.

Pumpkin plant
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Pumpkin plant

In fourth place is the pumpkin plant. This plant is available immediately upon starting the game.

The pumpkin plant costs W50 and produces 30 food items over a single use. It takes 1 hour 30 minutes to become harvestable. This equals to W1.67 per food unit.

Tomato plant
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Tomato plant

In fifth place is the tomato plant. Level 4 is required to unlock this plant.

The tomato plant costs W25 and produces 14 food items over a single use. It takes 45 minutes to become harvestable. That comes out to W1.79 per food unit.

Tuck Shop
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Tuck Shop

Follow these top five items, you’re going to get a worse and worse return on investment for each food item. It’s not really recommended to use them unless you are completing a quest that requires that item to be planted or requires you to collect something from that type of plant. The only exception is the Tuck Shop.

The Tuck Shop is a building that, once unlocked, requires W1,000 be put into it in order to produce 300 food units after 3 hours. That means each food unit costs W3.33. This is one of the worst returns on investment; however, producing 300 food units in one click is the most energy efficient way to gain food items.

When combined with one of the best Webkinz Friends businesses, the Tuck Shop can be the wisest choice for someone trying to make money while not burning through their energy harvesting resources.

Jumbleberry plant
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Jumbleberry plant

Finally, at the very bottom of the list, below every other food producing item, but still worth mentioning for a very special reason, is the jumbleberry plant. You need to be level 5 to unlock this plant.

The jumbleberry plant costs W75, produces 20 food units for a single use and takes 30 minutes to become harvestable. This gives it a paltry W3.75 per food unit, well below every other food item. What makes the jumbleberry plant special is that Webkinz World players can harvest turn the jumbleberry collection items into a jumbleberry. This jumbleberry can be sent back to your Webkinz World account and used in the Jumbleberry Fields game to fill the jam jars faster. Or it can be fed to your pet.