I have started growing food on my farm, and I was wondering how long it takes to grow.

My Farm

I planted my crops in the early hours of this morning, before the normal server/daily quest reset time but after midnight server time. I have heard two theories regarding how long your crops take to grow;

  • 24 hours from the point in time they were planted, ie: if you plant at 2am, they will be ready the next day at 2am
  • At midnight, ie: if you plant at 11pm, at midnight your crops will be ready for farming

How does farming work in World of Warcraft? When will my crops be ready?

  • My first thought was that this was a Minecraft question, and I was about to ask what texture-pack that was - wups. :)
    – Cyclops
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 12:43

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With 5.1 this actually changed to be relevant to your region. Crops will grow when the dailies on your server reset.

  • North America: 3am PST
  • Oceanic: 3am EST
  • Europe: 3am CET
  • Ah, thank you! Let me know, and I'll happily update this answer. Commented May 30, 2013 at 10:19
  • Or feel free to edit your own answer with any findings for EU & US, and I'll remove this one. Commented May 30, 2013 at 10:21
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    Keep this one - you deserve the rep for highlighting this outdated answer
    – kalina
    Commented May 30, 2013 at 13:46

Crops now have a debuff which shows a timer of how long is left before their state changes from "Growing" to "Ripe" (or Plump). Since patch 5.1, this is synchronised with the daily quest reset timer. Therefore your crops will finish growing at the following times;

  • US realms: 03:00 PST
  • EU realms: 03:00 CET
  • Oceanic realms: 03:00 Australian EST

This portion of post contains outdated information relevant to patch 5.0

Your crops will become ready for harvesting at midnight server time - this means that regardless of the time of day you plant your crops (including 11:59 server time), your crops will be ready at midnight.

  • WoW, the great proponent of logic.
    – Ben
    Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 17:13
  • This is an outdated answer. With 5.1 the Crops now grow when your dailies reset on your server. For the most part, this will be 3am within the servers respective timezone. Commented May 30, 2013 at 10:10
  • As noted in your answer - this needs testing on the European realms (which is where I'm located) to confirm this change was applied to all servers. The source you've linked doesn't seem to indicate anything was changed on the European realms since the change was to counteract an American-specific exploit.
    – kalina
    Commented May 30, 2013 at 10:12

After you plant your crop and do anything else necessary for it to survive. Click on the crop again and it will have a timer under it. Do the math with the server time or your own time depending on how you have it set. Then you will know when your crops will be ready every time.

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