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

The onion is a summer crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Onions are the least profitable crop during summer, but it can be used in a variety of recipes. It is the fastest growing crop during summer and should provide you a decent amount of gold.

Crop Information

Harvesting onions inside the hothouse | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Harvesting onions inside the hothouse

Season: Summer

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket

Days to Grow: 8 days

Renewable Crop: No

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 non-renewable crops, we will calculate the profit per bag per day with the formula (Total Profit per Bag / Days to Grow).

 3×3 SquareFat-C Method
Seed Bag Cost150G150G
Price per Crop80G80G
Total Revenue per Bag720G640G
Total Profit per Bag570G490G
Profit per Bag per Day71G61G
Maximum Harvests per Season4 times4 times
Maximum Profit per Season2280G1960G

The Fat-C Method

Different variations of the Fat-C pattern | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Different variations of the Fat-C pattern

his 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.

Onion Recipes

The ketchup’s recipe requires tomatoes and onions to make | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
The ketchup’s recipe requires tomatoes and onions to make

The onion is mostly used as an optional ingredient in many recipes. Only two recipes require the onion as a main ingredient.

As Main Ingredient: Ketchup, Miso Soup

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

Gifting Onions

Anna likes onions | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Anna likes onions

Most people in the game will react neutrally when receiving onions. Instead of giving the crop directly as a present, it is better to first create a recipe using it.

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliNeutral
KarenNeutral
MaryNeutral
PopuriNeutral

Characters Who Love Onion

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Onion

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

Dislike: Harris, Kano, Stu

Additional Tips

  • Shipping 100 onions, 100 tomatoes, 100 corn, and 100 pineapples will unlock the special seeds for the pumpkin at the Supermarket.
  • You can use onions as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.