Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Crop Guide – Cabbage
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Crop Guide – Cabbage

The cabbage is a spring crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Of all the normal seeds that you can buy normally, cabbages generate the most amount of gold per seed bag. You should plant some cabbages as soon as you can afford them, as they can bring you lots of gold during spring.

Crop Information

Cabbages are the best regular crop to plant during spring | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Cabbages are the best regular crop to plant during spring

Season: Spring

Where to buy Seeds: Won’s Shop at the Inn

Days to Grow: 14 days

Renewable Crop: No

Important Note: Each bag of seeds has 9 seeds that will fill a 3×3 square of tilled soil when planted. If you plant any seed on untilled soil, it will not grow and you will lose it forever.

Profit Using 3×3 and Fat-C Method

For non-renewable crops, we will calculate the profit per bag per day with the formula (Total Profit per Bag / Days to Grow).

 3×3 SquareFat-C Method
Seed Bag Cost500G500G
Price per Crop250G250G
Total Revenue per Bag2250G2000G
Total Profit per Bag1750G1500G
Profit per Bag per Day125G107G
Maximum Harvests per Season4 times4 times
Maximum Profit per Season7000G6000G

The Fat-C Method

Different variations of the Fat-C pattern | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Different variations of the Fat-C pattern

This planting method involves tilling a 3×3 square of soil and leaving one square on the edge untilled, planting just 8 crops instead of 9. This is the most efficient method of planting crops during the early stages of the game since the center crop is inaccessible without an upgraded watering can.

Cabbage Recipes

You can use cabbage to cook stir fry | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can use cabbage to cook stir fry

Cabbage is used in a variety of vegetable recipes as well as fried noodles, omelets and tempura.

As Main Ingredient: Miso Soup, Mixed Juice, Mixed Latte, Salad, Stir Fry, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Latte, Veggie Pancake

As Optional Ingredient: Curry Noodles, Fried Rice, Noodles, Omelet, Rice Omelet, Tempura, Tempura Noodles

Gifting Cabbage

Gifting a cabbage to Ellen | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Gifting a cabbage to Ellen

Most people in the game have a neutral reaction when receiving cabbage. Instead of giving the crop directly as a present, it is better to first create a recipe using it.

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliNeutral
KarenNeutral
MayNeutral
PopuriNeutral

Characters Who Love Cabbage

These character’s affection will significantly increase if you give them cabbage.

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Cabbage

These character’s affection will significantly decrease if you give them cabbage.

Dislike: Kano, May, Stu

Additional Tips

  • Shipping 100 cabbages, 100 potatoes, 100 cucumbers, and 100 turnips will unlock the special seeds for the Strawberry at the Supermarket.
  • You can use cabbages as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.