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

Basic Information

Fields of corn planted in the U-Shape formation | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Fields of corn planted in the U-Shape formation

One of the best crops you can plant during summer is corn. This crop is second only to the pineapple in terms of profit, so you should plant corn as much as you can. The only downside is it takes half a season to mature, but you won’t have to worry about gold for the rest of the season once you harvest it.

Shipping 100 corn is a requirement to unlock pumpkin seeds, a special crop that only grows during summer.

Note: The Supermarket is closed on the first of summer because of the Beach Festival. You can only buy seeds on the second day of summer. 

Season: Summer

Days to Mature: 14 days

Renewable Crop: Yes (Regrows in 3 days)

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 6 times, assuming you plant at least on the second day of the season.

Important Note: 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

You only need to buy seeds for renewable crops once. We will subtract the seed cost from the total profit per season to know our actual profit.

 Max Profit Formation (3×3)Optimized U-Shape Formation
Seed Cost300G300G
Earnings per Crop100G100G
Total Profit per Seed Bag900G800G
Profit per Day176G155G
Profit per Season5100G4500G

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

Kai receives corn from the player as a gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Kai receives corn from the player 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
Doctor, Gray, Kai, Rick, Anna, Doug,
Like
Cliff, Karen, Harvest Goddess, Basil, Carter, Harris, Lillia, Sasha, Stu,
Neutral
Ann, Mary, Popuri, Won, Barley, Duke, Ellen, Gotz, Jeff, Manna, May, Saibara, Mayor Thomas, Zack

Recipes

You can make several dishes from corn, including popcorn which most people like | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can make several dishes from corn, including popcorn which most people like

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

  • Stew
  • Miso Soup
  • Sandwich
  • Popcorn
  • Corn Flakes
  • Baked Corn