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

Basic Information

Onions are cheap and they grow the fastest among the summer crops | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Onions are cheap and they grow the fastest among the summer crops

The onion is one of the summer crops in the game. They’re not the best crop to plant in terms of profit, but it grows quickly. You can use onions in a lot of recipes though, and you can use the dish you made as a gift to the townspeople.

Shipping 100 onions is a requirement to unlock pumpkin seeds, a special crop that only grows during summer.

Note: The Supermarket is closed on the first of summer because of the Beach Festival. You can only buy seeds on the second day of summer.

Season: Summer

Days to Mature: 7 days

Renewable Crop: No

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 4 times, assuming you plant at least on the second day of the season.

Important Note: 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
 Max Profit Formation (3×3)Optimized U-Shape Formation
Seed Cost150G150G
Earnings per Crop80G80G
Total Profit570G490G
Profit per Day81G70G
Profit per Season2280G1960G

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

Mayor Thomas receives an onion as a gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Mayor Thomas receives an onion 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.

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

Recipes

You can add onions as an ingredient when making curry noodles | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can add onions as an ingredient when making curry noodles

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

  • Curry Rice
  • Miso Soup
  • Stir Fry
  • Fried Rice
  • Savory Pancake
  • Sandwich
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Vegetable Latte
  • Ketchup
  • Omelet
  • Omelet Rice
  • Pizza
  • Noodles
  • Curry Noodles
  • Fried Noodles
  • Fried Buckwheat Noodles
  • Potato Pancakes