Type Item
Durability One Use
Stackable No
Availability Buyable
(Requires T&T Emporium)
Appearances New Leaf
Regional names Unknown

Fertilizer is an item introduced in New Leaf which can be purchased from Leif at the Gardening Store inside T&T Emporium.

The main purpose of fertilizer is to increase the likelihood of flowers breeding (known as hybridization) and for fruit trees to grow a piece of Perfect Fruit.

Fertilizer 5-on-ground

Some bags of fertilizer on the ground.


Fertilizer must be buried near a tree or flowers to increase the chances of perfect fruit or hybrid flowers. It will disappear once buried for more than a day.

It cannot be used to prevent or repair grass deterioration. However, the growth of flowers that are the result of the use of fertilizer may be considered an indirect usage.

To obtain the gold shovel, 50 bags of fertilizer must be purchased.


In order to purchase fertilizer, the town must have T&T Emporium, which is the final Nookling Store upgrade. To upgrade to T&T Emporium, a total of 100,000 Bells must be spent at T.I.Y., four Gracie Fashion Checks must be completed in the town (the player can do this with more than one character) and T.I.Y. must be open for at least 30 days.

Name Obtained from Buy Price Sale Price
- Fertilizer Gardening Store 1,600 Bells 400 Bells

It is also obtainable by letter. If you plant a perfect fruit and it grows into a perfect fruit tree, once you shake it enough the leaves will all fall off and it will stop producing fruit. If you have Leif's store, he will send you fertiliser.