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

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.

Crop Information

Cucumbers are an excellent source of income during spring | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Cucumbers are an excellent source of income during spring

Season: Spring

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.

 3×3 SquareFat-C Method
Seed Bag Cost200G200G
Price per Crop60G60G
Total Revenue per Bag540G480G
Profit per Bag per Day65G65
Maximum Harvests per Season4 times4 times
Maximum Profit per Season1960G1720G

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.

Cucumber Recipes

You can make pickles using cucumbers | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make pickles using cucumbers

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

Gifting Cucumbers

Doug receives a cucumber as a gift | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Doug receives a cucumber as a gift

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.

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliNeutral
KarenLike
MayNeutral
PopuriNeutral

Characters Who Love Cucumbers

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Cucumbers

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

Dislike: Kano

Additional Tips

You can receive a special power berry from the kappa | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can receive a special power berry from the kappa
  • 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.