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

The eggplant is a fall crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Eggplants are an excellent source of income since it’s a renewable crop and the seeds are cheap. It also regrows fast, allowing you to harvest it multiple times per season.

Crop Information

Harvesting fully grown eggplants | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Harvesting fully grown eggplants

Season: Fall

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket

Days to Grow: 9 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 Cost120G120G
Price per Crop80G80G
Total Revenue per Bag720G640G
Profit per Bag per Day140G124G
Maximum Harvests per Season6 times6 times
Maximum Profit per Season4200G3720G

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.

Eggplant Recipes

Happy Eggplant, a recipe made from eggplants | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Happy Eggplant, a recipe made from eggplants

You can use eggplants as an optional ingredient in a variety of recipes. It is only used as a main ingredient in two recipes.

As Main Ingredient: Happy Eggplant, Miso Soup

As Optional Ingredient: Curry Noodles, Mixed Juice, Noodles, Omelet, Pizza, Rice Omelet, Stir Fry, Tempura, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Latte, Veggie Pancake

Gifting Eggplants

Popuri dislikes eggplants | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Popuri dislikes eggplants

Most people in the game have a neutral reaction when receiving eggplants. Instead of giving the crop directly as a present, it is better to first create a recipe using it.

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliNeutral
KarenLike
MaryNeutral
PopuriDislike

Characters Who Love Eggplants

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Eggplants

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

Dislike: Stu

Additional Tips

  • Shipping 100 eggplants, 100 carrots, 100 sweet potatoes, and 100 green peppers will unlock the special seeds for the spinach at the Supermarket.
  • You can use eggplants as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.