Zynga has decided to introduce Orchards in FarmVille today, allowing players to group their trees into one unique building, get access to new features and harvest special, mystery seeds! Everything about all these details, as well as a complete guide for the FarmVille Orchards is below, so start reading and get ready to share it with your friends!

How to build the FarmVille Orchard?

You will receive the frame for the new building when you log into the game and you can place it on the farm (or place it in gift box for a later use). You will then need a bunch of building materials from your friends to complete it – but the requirements are low:

– 10 Bricks
– 10 Nails
– 10 Wooden Boards

Once an Orchard is fully complete, you can choose to start building another one by buying an incomplete Orchard frame in the Market (for 1,000 coins) or a fully complete Orchard (30 Farm Cash). You can have as many Orchards as you have farm space for, provided you are building only one at a time.

Every orchard in FarmVille can hold up to 20 trees and can’t be upgraded to hold more (but, as I said, you can have as many orchards as you feel like having!). Each tree that is placed in the orchard will be shown, which means that you can have various looks for the orchards and decide how you want to make them look like (you can’t directly change the order of the trees in the orchard, but you can choose the order by which they go into the Orchard, therefore influencing the looks).

How to use the FarmVille Orchards?

Apart from providing new customization options for your farms, the Orchards are really useful and have a few goodies coming up with them. First of all, we have the Mysterious Seeds: you can get mystery seeds when you harvest an orchard (once per day) and that is the seed for a new tree. The seed is influenced by the type(s) of trees you have inside the orchard, so you can’t get a banana tree if you only have apricot trees inside!

However, there is a twist: mystery seeds will produce upgraded trees: for example, a Banana mystery seed will produce a Banana Golden Tree (Level 2 tree), which give you more coins. For now, there are no level 3 trees in FarmVille, but things will change sooner or later.

Tree mastery is also a new feature brought in by the FarmVille Orchard: every time you harvest a tree, you will get extra tree mastery (and receive signs for mastering them!). You can earn 3 stars for each tree type, which is also reflected in the Tree Mastery Sign (which you’ll earn for getting the first star for that tree). Level 1 and Level 2 trees are both masterable. Once you’ve harvested a tree type enough to get the first star, you’ll see a reward window and the Mastery Sign will show up in your Gift Box.

So, all in all, it’s a really hot and complex update with the introduction of Orchards in FarmVille and I am sure that this article is really helpful. If you agree, then don’t forget to share it with your friends!