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

The pineapple is a summer crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. It is the most profitable crop to plant during summer, although the seeds are very expensive. If you saved up gold during spring, buy pineapple seeds immediately and plant them in the early days of summer, since they take almost the whole season to grow.

Crop Information

Harvesting fully grown pineapples | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Harvesting fully grown pineapples

Season: Summer

Where to buy Seeds: Won’s Shop at the Inn

Days to Grow: 20 days

Renewable Crop: Yes, 6 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.

 3×3 SquareFat-C Method
Seed Bag Cost1000G1000G
Price per Crop500G500G
Total Revenue per Bag4500G4000G
Profit per Bag per Day266G233G
Maximum Harvests per Season2 times2 times
Maximum Profit per Season8000G7000G

The Fat-C Method

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

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.

Pineapple Recipes

You can make fruit juice by mixing pineapples and other fruits | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make fruit juice by mixing pineapples and other fruits

Pineapples are primarily used in making juices. You can also use it in desserts like cakes and ice cream.

As Main Ingredient: Fruit Juice, Fruit Latte, Mixed Juice, Mixed Latte

As Optional Ingredient: Cake, Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream, Pizza, Relaxation Tea, Salad, Sandwich, Stew, Tempura

Gifting Pineapples

Saibara does not like pineapples | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Saibara does not like pineapples

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

GirlsReaction
AnnLike
ElliNeutral
KarenNeutral
MaryNeutral
PopuriLike

Characters Who Love Pineapples

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Pineapples

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

Dislike: Barley, Saibara

Additional Tip

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