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

The corn is a summer crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. It is one of the best summer crops to plant in terms of profit, only next to the pineapple. Corn takes about half a season to grow, and it should be your main source of income during summer.

Crop Information

Harvesting fully grown corn in the hothouse | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Harvesting fully grown corn in the hothouse

Season: Summer

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket

Days to Grow: 14 days

Renewable Crop: Yes, 4 days to regrow

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 renewable crops, we will calculate the profit per bag per day with the formula (Maximum Profit per Season/30 days), assuming you started planting on the first day of the season.

 3×3 SquareFat-C Method
Seed Bag Cost300G300G
Price per Crop100G100G
Total Revenue per Bag900G800G
Profit per Bag per Day140G123G
Maximum Harvests per Season5 times5 times
Maximum Profit per Season4200G3700G

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.

Corn Recipes

You can make popcorn using corn | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make popcorn using corn

Corn is the main ingredient of popcorn and miso soup, and is used as an optional ingredient in a lot of other recipes.

As Main Ingredient: Popcorn, Miso Soup

As Optional Ingredient: Curry, Fried Rice, Mixed Juice, Omelet, Pizza, Rice Omelet, Salad, Sandwich, Stir Fry, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Latte

Gifting Corn

Popuri likes corn | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Popuri likes corn

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

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliNeutral
KarenNeutral
MaryNeutral
PopuriLike

Characters Who Love Corn

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Corn

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

Dislike: None

Additional Tip

  • Shipping 100 corn, 100 tomatoes, 100 onions, and 100 pineapples will unlock the special seeds for the pumpkin at the Supermarket.
  • You can throw corn into the Feed Shed next to the Chicken Coop to make chicken feed. 1 corn is equal to 10 chicken feed.
  • You can use corn as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.