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

Basic Information

You can harvest eggplants every 3 days | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can harvest eggplants every 3 days

The eggplant is a renewable crop you can plant during fall. Eggplants sell for a substantial amount of gold, and they regrow quickly. You can use eggplants as a gift, or use it as an ingredient to cook many recipes.

Shipping 100 eggplants is a requirement to unlock spinach seeds, a special crop that only grows during fall.

Season: Fall

Days to Mature: 9 days

Renewable Crop: Yes (Regrows in 3 days)

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 8 times, assuming you plant at least on the third day of the season.

Tip: 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 Cost120G120G
Earnings per Crop80G80G
Total Profit per Seed Bag720G640G
Profit per Day188G171G
Profit per Season5640G5120G

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

Duke receives an eggplant from the player as a gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Duke receives an eggplant from the player as a gift

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

Recipes

Eggplants are the main ingredient of the recipe Happy Eggplant | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Eggplants are the main ingredient of the recipe Happy Eggplant

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

  • Curry Rice
  • Stew
  • Miso Soup
  • Stir Fry
  • Savory Pancake
  • Happy Eggplant
  • Omelet
  • Noodles
  • Curry Noodles
  • Fried Noodles
  • Fried Buckwheat Noodles
  • Tempura