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.
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).
|Seed Bag Cost
|Price per Crop
|Total Revenue per Bag
|Total Profit per Bag
|Profit per Bag per Day
|Maximum Harvests per Season
|Maximum Profit per Season
The Fat-C Method
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.
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
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.
Characters Who Love Onion
These character’s affection levels will significantly increase if you give them onions.
Characters Who Hate Onion
These character’s affection levels will significantly decrease if you give them onions.
Dislike: Harris, Kano, Stu
- 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.