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

Basic Information

The player is harvesting cucumbers for shipment  | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player is harvesting cucumbers for shipment

The cucumber is one of the spring crops in the game. Cucumbers are a renewable crop, meaning it regrows after you harvest it and you only need to plant its seeds once. Despite its slow rate of growth, it’s still worth planting cucumbers because of the value of renewable crops in terms of seed cost.

Shipping 100 cucumbers is a requirement to unlock strawberries, a special crop that only grows during spring.  

 Season: Spring

Days to Mature: 9 days

Renewable Crop: Yes (Regrows in 5 days)

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 5 times, assuming you plant at least on the first 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 Cost200G200G
Earnings per Crop60G60G
Total Profit per Seed Bag540G480G
Profit per Day83G73G
Profit per Season2500G2200G

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

Saibara likes to receive cucumbers | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Saibara likes to receive cucumbers

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
Kappa, Duke, Gotz, Zack
Like
Cliff, Karen, Harvest Goddess, Barley, Carter, Doug, Manna, Saibara, Sasha,
Neutral
Ann, Doctor, Elli, Gray, Kai, Mary, Popuri, Rick, Won, Anna, Basil, Ellen, Harris, Jeff, Lillia, May, Stu, Mayor Thomas

Recipes

You can make pickles which you can eat or give as a gift using cucumbers | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can make pickles which you can eat or give as a gift using cucumbers

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

  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Savory Pancake
  • Sandwich
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Vegetable Latte
  • Mixed Juice
  • Mixed Latte
  • Chirashi Sushi