The cucumber is a spring crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Its seeds are expensive at 200G per bag, but you only need to buy it once and it will last throughout the season. It is one of the best crops to plant in spring in terms of value.
Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket
Days to Grow: 9 days
Renewable Crop: Yes, 6 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.
|Seed Bag Cost
|Price per Crop
|Total Revenue per Bag
|Profit per Bag per Day
|Maximum Harvests per Season
|Maximum Profit per Season
The Fat-C Method
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.
You can use cucumber in a variety of juices, salads, or fried rice. It is the primary ingredient of pickles.
As Main Ingredient: Mixed Juice, Mixed Latte, Pickles, Salad, Sandwich, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Latte,
As Optional Ingredient: Chirashi Sushi, Fried Rice, Stir Fry, Tempura, Veggie Pancake
Most people in the game will react positively when receiving cucumbers. Instead of giving the crop directly as a present, it is better to first create a recipe using it.
Characters Who Love Cucumbers
These character’s affection levels will significantly increase if you give them cucumbers.
Characters Who Hate Cucumbers
These character’s affection levels will significantly decrease if you give them cucumbers
- Throw 3 cucumbers into the lake in the mountains between 11AM and 5PM. A kappa will show up and give you a special Power Berry, which doubles your fatigue and lets you work longer when it’s raining.
- Shipping 100 cucumbers, 100 potatoes, 100 turnips, and 100 cabbages will unlock the special seeds for the strawberry at the Supermarket.
- You can use potatoes as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.