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

The carrot is a fall crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Carrots grow fast and sell for a good amount of money. It’s not a renewable crop so you need to buy seeds every time you want to have carrots on your farm.

Crop Information

Harvesting fully grown carrots | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Harvesting fully grown carrots

Season: Fall

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket

Days to Grow: 7 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 Cost300G300G
Price per Crop120G120G
Total Revenue per Bag1080G960G
Total Profit per Bag780G660G
Profit per Bag per Day111G94G
Maximum Harvests per Season4 times4 times
Maximum Profit per Season3120G2640G

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.

Carrot Recipes

You can make different juices using carrots | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make different juices using carrots

You can use carrots as a main ingredient in vegetable-based recipes and as an optional ingredient in a lot of other recipes.

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

As Optional Ingredient: Curry Noodles, Fried Rice, Noodles, Omelet, Pizza, Rice Omelet, Sandwich, Stir Fry, Tempura, Tempura Noodles, Veggie Pancake

Gifting Carrots

Manna likes carrots | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Manna likes carrots

Most people in the game will react positively when receiving carrots. Instead of giving the crop directly as a present, it is better to first create a recipe using it.

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliNeutral
KarenNeutral
MaryNeutral
PopuriNeutral

Characters Who Love Carrots

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Carrots

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

Dislike: Stu

Additional Tips

  • Shipping 100 carrots, 100 eggplants, 100 sweet potatoes, and 100 green peppers will unlock the special seeds for the spinach at the Supermarket.
  • You can use carrots as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.