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Vaccinium ovalifolium
Also known as
Blue berries
Added in
v0.01 - added
v0.12 - collectable
Item type
Peninsula - Blueberry bushes
The Forest Map
Obtained through
Effect on Health
Effect on Energy
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
5 Hard Survival
Max. Stack

Blueberries (known as oval-leaved blueberries in the survival guide) are a food & hydration item. Blueberries and blackberries are the only collectible non-poisonous types of berries. They were added in update v0.01 and made collectable in update v0.12 in The Forest.


Blueberries can be collected from blueberry bushes, which can be found all through the island. They are one of the most useful food items as they provide hydration, fullness, and energy. They only provide 1 calorie each. They do not spoil, making them useful for exploring deep into the caves.

After collecting or eating blueberries, the player has a chance of receiving blueberry seeds, which can be planted in a garden. Blueberries cannot be planted in the wall planter as the bushes are too large to fit. The hydration effect from blackberries and blueberries is halved in hard survival mode.

With a pouch, you can collect blueberries from blueberry bushes, but you can only carry 30 blueberries at a time.

Pouch Rabbit

When gathering blueberries from wild sources the wild blueberry bushes may not respawn blueberries unless you destroy the bush; in which case the bush itself respawns whenever you load your game with new blueberries on it.

Growing Blueberries[]

  • When collecting blueberries, there is a chance that the player will also get blueberry seeds. This includes blueberries collected from bushes grown in gardens.
  • Blueberries can only be planted in gardens. They will not fit in the wall planter.
  • The inventory can hold 30 blueberries at once. They do not spoil.
  • The inventory can hold 30 blueberry seeds at once.

Blueberry growing process measured in game days:


  • Blueberries were once used to make blue paint, however blue paint was removed from the game without reason


Update History[]

Version Change
v1.0 Fixed berries not moving with bush in garden
v0.71b Fixed blue berries, soda, fish, generic meat and oysters yielding wrong calories amount or having wrong displayed amount
v0.70 (Hard Survival)halved hydration gain from berries
v0.69 It is now possible to cook a stew with the cooking pot ! After adding the pot filled with water on a fire, add a choice of 20 ingredients (8 meats, 6 mushrooms, 4 herbs and 1 berry and oysters), it will start a 30s cooking period after which stew will be ready to eat, providing hydration, fullness and other benefits based on recipe. Can remain on the fire up to 10 minutes. Note, you can also add ingredients to pot without water, however this will not provide hydration and will burn food extremely fast.
v0.62 Fixed item inventory tooltip issues with broken toy, feathers, flintlock, Gun parts, blueberry and coneflower seeds, deer skin and leaves
v0.53 Fixed some items in inventory having wrong outline(herbs, medicine, berries)

(Multiplayer) Fixed destroying garden blueberry bush not working after collecting all berries on host side

v0.48 Fixed berry pop in for blueberry and snowberry bushes
v0.42 When a bush is burning, its remaining berries are now removed
v0.35 Berry bushes now have touch bending!

(Multiplayer) Consuming blueberries in garden no longer removes the whole bush and instead each individual berry can be used as expected

Now saving which garden blueberry have already been used so that gardens no longer respawn at full yield after loading a saved game if previously consumed

v0.34 New item: Blueberry bush seed (can be planted in garden)
v0.33 Fixed eating berries after failing at collecting with pouch because of having reached max carried capacity
v0.31 Limited max amount of each berry type to 30
v0.30 Bare blueberry bush added to snow area, replacing regular blueberry bush in snow
v0.29 Player now has a chance to gain seeds when harvesting berries
v0.27 Fixed garden blueberry respawn bug
v0.24 Fixed an occasional bug when using pouch to collect berries causing all icons to stay visible on bushes in range
v0.21 Following features now require to hold their respective button for half a second to be triggered: cancel ghost buildings, drink & gather water, procedural buildings auto fill, eat berries and mushrooms found in world, eat plane food, eat cooked/dried food, light fires, save, sleep
v0.20 Going back & forth towards berry bush no longer respawns berries

Eaten berries & some bushes no longer respawn after loading a saved game

v0.16 New blueberry bushes!
v0.14 Blue berries now give small amount of water
v0.12 Blueberries made collectable with pouch

New items added: Collectable blueberries, snowberries and twinberries (approach bushes whilst holding rabbit pouch to collect)

New item added: Blue Paint (can be crafted by combining 2x blueberries with tree sap)

v0.01 Blueberries added to the game, not collectable