Carrot Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Carrot Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

The player harvesting ripe carrots | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player harvesting ripe carrots

One of the fall crops in the game is the carrot. This crop grows fast and sells for a decent amount of gold. It’s much better to cook recipes with carrots before giving it to the townspeople, as most people feel neutral towards it.

Shipping 100 carrots is a requirement to unlock spinach seeds, a special crop that only grows during fall.

Season: Fall

Days to Mature: 7 days

Renewable Crop: No

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 4 times, assuming you plant at least on the second day of the season.

Tip: Watering your crops once a day is very important! Seeds and crops stop growing if you don’t water it for a day. Renewable crops will also not regrow if you forget to water them.

Profit

You can check the number of crops you’ve shipped at the “Memo” window | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can check the number of crops you’ve shipped at the “Memo” window
 Max Profit Formation (3×3)Optimized U-Shape Formation
Seed Cost300G300G
Earnings per Crop120G120G
Total Profit780G660G
Profit per Day111G94G
Profit per Season3120G2640G

Note: Total Profit per Seed Bag = ((Earnings per Crop x Number of Seeds Planted) – Seed Cost)) 

Max Profit Formation (3×3) vs Optimized U-Shape Formation

The 3x3 Square formation (left side), and the U-Shape formation (right side) | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The 3×3 Square formation (left side), and the U-Shape formation (right side)

The best way to plant crops is the U-Shape Formation. This method of planting crops ensures that no seed goes to waste since you can water and harvest them all. This is the optimal way of planting renewable crops.

The 3×3 formation is the best in terms of profit. You should only use the 3×3 square formation if you have an upgraded watering can, as you won’t be able to reach the crop at the center of the square without it. It’s also wise to use the 3×3 formation when planting non-renewable crops.

Gifting

The player gives Ellen a piece of carrot as a gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player gives Ellen a piece of carrot as a gift

The crops you grow on your farm make excellent gifts to the townspeople. You can increase its effect on the townspeople’s affection by wrapping it in wrapping paper at the Supermarket before gifting it to them.

Love
None
Like
None
Neutral
Ann, Cliff, Doctor, Elli, Gray, Kai, Karen, Mary, Popuri, Rick, Harvest Goddess, Won, Anna, Barley, Basil, Carter, Doug, Duke, Ellen, Gotz, Harris, Jeff, Lillia, Manna, May, Sasha, Saibara, Stu, Mayor Thomas, Zack

Recipes

You can add carrots as an optional ingredient in many recipes | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can add carrots as an optional ingredient in many recipes

Recipes require one major ingredient, utensils, and seasonings. You can use carrots as an ingredient for the following recipes:

  • Salad
  • Curry Rice
  • Stew
  • Miso Soup
  • Stir Fry
  • Savory Pancake
  • Sandwich
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Vegetable Latte
  • Chirashi Sushi
  • Noodles
  • Fried Buckwheat Noodles
  • Tempura
  • Mountain Stew