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

The potato is a spring crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Potato seeds are cheap, and they sell for more gold compared to a turnip, but they take a longer time to grow. Potatoes are an excellent source of income when you’re just starting the game.

Crop Information

You can bring a potato and offer it to the Harvest Goddess | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can bring a potato and offer it to the Harvest Goddess

Season: Spring

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket

Days to Grow: 7 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 Day81G70G
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

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.

Potato Recipes

You can cook fries using potatoes | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can cook fries using potatoes

You can use potatoes as a main ingredient in two recipes and as an optional ingredient in a lot of recipes.

As Main Ingredient: Fries, Miso Soup

As Optional Ingredient: Curry, Omelet, Pizza, Rice Omelet, Salad, Sandwich, Stir Fry, Tempura, Veggie Pancake

Gifting Potatoes

Gifting a potato to the mayor | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Gifting a potato to the mayor

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

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliNeutral
KarenLike
MaryNeutral
PopuriNeutral

Characters Who Love Potatoes

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Potatoes

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

Dislike: Kano

Additional Tips

  • Shipping 100 potatoes, 100 turnips, 100 cucumbers, and 100 cabbages will unlock the special seeds for the strawberry at the Supermarket.
  • You can use potatoes as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.