FarmVille Apple Bobbing Goals: Everything you need to know

While the Apple Bobbing / Apple Barrel feature launched in FarmVille earlier this afternoon, don't think that Zynga is letting the feature start and end so quickly. If you've got the time, Zynga is ready to fill it with six new goals that will see you being rewarded with a brand new Horse if you complete them all. Does that have your attention? Good! Let's get started on our guide to the Apple Bobbing Goals, so you can get through them (and receive your rewards) as quickly as possible.

Picking Some Fun

  • Get 6 Apple Baskets

  • Place and Orchard

  • Harvest 5 Apple Trees

If you already have an Orchard on your farm, this task will thankfully already be completed for you. As for harvesting the Apple Trees, it doesn't seem to matter if they're harvested within an Orchard or outside of one, but either way, they can be purchased from the store for 325 coins each. As for the Apple Baskets, they can be earned by posting a general request to your news feed. For finishing this first goal, you'll receive 100 XP, one Apple (for placement inside your Apple Barrel), an Apple Cart decoration and 1,000 coins.

Cream of the Crop

  • Get 6 Blue Ribbons

  • Harvest 25 Pumpkins

  • Harvest 25 Squash

Luckily, both of these harvesting tasks can be completed at the same time, so long as you have 50 plots of land on your farm. This isn't likely to be an issue, so just wait eight hours for the Pumpkins to be ready to harvest and (unfortunately) two days for the Squash. This is one case where you may want to plant these Squash early, before you ever start on this second goal, just to be more prepared later on. Finishing this second goal gives you an Apple for your Barrel, 100 XP, a Honeycrisp Apple Tree and 1,000 coins.

Bobbing Around!

  • Get 6 Horsehead Rakes

  • Harvest 50 Strawberries

  • Place Honeyrisp Apple Tree on Farm

You'll receive the Apple Tree in your Gift Box, so just pull it out and onto your farm to pass that step. You can do this while you're waiting the four hours for your Strawberries to grow. By making it past this third goal, you'll receive 100 XP, an Apple for your Barrel, a Pig with an Apple and 1,000 coins.

A Fall Treat

  • Get 6 Romantic Centerpieces

  • Harvest 1 Orchard

  • Harvest 5 Cows

The Romantic Centerpieces aren't new to the game, so you might already have some in your inventory, saving you the trouble of posting another request to your news feed. Either way, Orchard become ready to harvest once every two days, while you can harvest five cows in a single day as well. Complete this goal and you'll receive three Apples for your Barrel, 300 XP, an Apple Covered Sheep and 3,000 coins.

A Canter to the Left

  • Get 6 Horse Combs

  • Harvest 10 Horses

  • Harvest 100 Fruit

Luckily, it doesn't appear to matter which king of fruit you harvest, so long as you don't harvest fruit trees and expect that to count. This definitely has to be a fruit crop that you plant on squares. As for the Horse Combs, they've been required for multiple goals now, so you should have no problem finding six, even if you have to ask for them on your news feed. Finish this goal and you'll receive 300 XP, three more Apples for your Barrel, an Apple Costume Chicken and 3,000 coins. Yes, that's right - a white chicken dressed as a red apple.

Will It Pop?

  • Get 6 Popcorn Machines

  • Harvest 100 Vegetables

  • Harvest 1 Orchard

By this point, hopefully two days will have passed since the fourth goal here, so that your Orchard(s) are once again ready to harvest. If not, you can kill some time by planting any vegetable crop for the second task, and can post a general news feed item to your wall requesting the Popcorn Machines. For finishing this final goal, you'll receive 300 XP, three Apples for your Barrel, 3,000 coins and - as promised - the Apple Horse.

All six of these goals need to be completed within a two week time frame. That gives you plenty of time to build an Orchard if need be, and to plant those Squash that take two days to grow. Still, if you plan ahead, you'll be able to finish these goals even more quickly and then get back to collecting Apples for the prizes inside the Apple Barrel proper. Good luck in receiving them all!

What do you think of these Apple Bobbing goals? Do you like the Apple Barrel feature itself? Sound off in the comments.