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.
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.
|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 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
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.
Characters Who Love Eggplants
These character’s affection levels will significantly increase if you give them eggplants.
Characters Who Hate Eggplants
These character’s affection levels will significantly decrease if you give them eggplants.
- 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.