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

The pumpkin is a special summer crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Its seeds become available at the supermarket after shipping 100 tomatoes, 100 corn, 100 onion, and 100 pineapples. Even though it is a special crop, it’s not the most profitable crop during summer.

Crop Information

Pumpkins ready for harvest inside the hothouse | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Pumpkins ready for harvest inside the hothouse

Season: Summer

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket (After shipping 100 each of the other summer crops)

Days to Grow: 14 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 Cost500G500G
Price per Crop250G250G
Total Revenue per Bag2250G2000G
Total Profit per Bag1750G1500G
Profit per Bag per Day125G107G
Maximum Harvests per Season2 times2 times
Maximum Profit per Season3500G3000G

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.

Pumpkin Recipes

You can make pumpkin pudding using pumpkins | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make pumpkin pudding using pumpkins

Pumpkins are the main ingredient of pumpkin pudding and miso soup, but you can also create other recipes using it.

As Main Ingredient:  Pumpkin Pudding, Miso Soup

As Optional Ingredient: Curry, Omelet, Pizza, Rice Omelet, Tempura, Veggie Pancake

Gifting Pumpkins

Rick receives a pumpkin | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Rick receives a pumpkin

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

GirlsReaction
AnnNeutral
ElliDislike
KarenLike
MaryLike
PopuriDislike

Characters Who Love Pumpkin

These character’s affection will increase greatly if you give them pumpkins.

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Pumpkin

These character’s affection will decrease greatly if you give them pumpkins.

Dislike: Rick, Stu

Additional Tip

  • You can use pumpkins as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.
  • Pumpkins are needed to complete the recipe list as it is a required ingredient of the pumpkin pudding recipe.