A Golden Walnut and a Parrot from Stardew Valley
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How to use Golden Walnuts in Stardew Valley

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Ginger Island is a secondary location in Stardew Valley, containing a long list of features, quests and areas to explore. Unfortunately, to unlock the entire island, and discover all of its hidden secrets, you’ll need to first find and then spend Golden Walnuts

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There are a total of 130 Golden Walnuts to be found across Ginger Island, and unlocking each new area of the island requires a set number of Walnuts. The largest number of walnuts is required to unlock Qi’s Walnut Room, where you can earn exclusive rewards. 

If you’re struggling to find any of the remaining Golden Walnuts, you can always pay the Golden Joja Parrot to locate the stragglers for you. 

How to use Golden Walnuts in Stardew Valley

Map of Ginger Island in Stardew Valley
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In total, you’ll need 116 Golden Walnuts to unlock all of the different areas on Ginger Island. The remaining 14 Walnuts can be exchanged inside Qi’s Walnut Room to gain extra Qi Gems. 

To unlock these new areas, you’ll need to hand over a fixed number of Golden Walnuts to a Parrot in a certain area. 

UnlocksParrot locationGolden Walnuts
Ginger Island NorthInside Leo’s house1
Ginger Island WestOn the beach near to the sleeping turtle10
Ginger Island FarmhouseNext to the derelict shack20
Farmhouse MailboxOn the farm, after the Farmhouse is complete5
Farm ObeliskOn the farm, after the Farmhouse is complete20
Island Dig SiteTo the west of the Island Field Office10
Island TraderOn the farm, after the Farmhouse is complete10
Volcano BridgeIn the entrance to the Volcano Dungeon, once the Dungeon has been completed5
Volcano Exit ShortcutOn level five of the Volcano Dungeon5
Island ResortNext to the docks20
Parrot ExpressNorth of the Farm10
Qi Gem (2)Qi’s Walnut Room1

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