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

Basic Information

You can harvest pumpkins after two weeks of in-game time | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can harvest pumpkins after two weeks of in-game time

The pumpkin is a special crop that you can grow during summer. You can only buy its seeds at the Supermarket after you’ve shipped 100 of each of the other summer crops, except for pineapples. It takes two weeks for the pumpkin to grow, and it provides a decent amount of gold.

Most of the townspeople are neutral towards the pumpkin, so it’s better to cook dishes with it before giving it as a gift.

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: 14 days

Renewable Crop: No

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket (After shipping 100 tomatoes, 100 corn, and 100 onions)

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 2 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 Cost500G500G
Earnings per Crop250G250G
Total Profit per Seed Bag1750G1500G
Profit per Day125G107G
Profit per Season3500G3000G

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 gives Karen a pumpkin, which she likes | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player gives Karen a pumpkin, which she likes

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
None
Like
Karen, Mary
Neutral
Ann, Cliff, Doctor, Elli, Gray, Kai, Harvest Goddess, Won, Anna, Barley, Basil, Carter, Doug, Duke, Ellen, Gotz, Harris, Jeff, Lillia, Manna, May, Saibara, Sasha, Stu, Mayor Thomas, Zack

Recipes

The player cooks a pumpkin stew, one of the two pumpkin recipes you can make | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player cooks a pumpkin stew, one of the two pumpkin recipes you can make

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

  • Pumpkin Pudding
  • Pumpkin Stew