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

Basic Information

The player harvesting ripe pineapples | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player harvesting ripe pineapples

Pineapples are the best crop to plant during summer. You should plan carefully when planting pineapples, since it takes almost the entire season before you can harvest them. It also has the most expensive seeds in the game, but it is extremely profitable.

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: 20 days

Renewable Crop: Yes (Regrows in 5 days)

Where to buy Seeds: Won’s Shop at Zack’s house on Mineral Beach

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 2 times, assuming you plant at least on the fifth 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

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 Cost1000G1000G
Earnings per Crop500G500G
Total Profit per Seed Bag4500G4000G
Profit per Day276G241G
Profit per Season8000G7000G

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

The player offers a pineapple to the Harvest Goddess | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player offers a pineapple to the Harvest Goddess

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

Recipes

The player makes a pudding made from eggs, milk, and pineapples | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player makes a pudding made from eggs, milk, and pineapples

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

  • Sandwich
  • Fruit Juice
  • Fruit Latte
  • Corn Flakes
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Pudding
  • Pizza
  • Ice Cream
  • Cake
  • Chocolate Cake