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

The strawberry is a special spring crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Its seeds become available at the supermarket after shipping 100 turnips, 100 potatoes, 100 cucumbers, and 100 cabbages. Strawberry seeds are cheap and renewable, making it one of the best crops for spring.

Crop Information

Strawberries bring a decent amount of gold during spring | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Strawberries bring a decent amount of gold during spring

Season: Spring

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

Days to Grow: 8 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 Cost150G150G
Price per Crop30G30G
Total Revenue per Bag270G240G
Profit per Bag per Day31G31G
Maximum Harvests per Season4 times4 times
Maximum Profit per Season930G810G

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.

Strawberry Recipes

You can make juices with strawberries | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make juices with strawberries

You can use strawberries in various sweets like cakes, juices and ice cream.

As Main Ingredient: Fruit Juice, Fruit Latte, Mixed Juice, Mixed Latte, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk

As Optional Ingredient: Cake, Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream, Salad, Sandwich

Gifting Strawberries

Ann likes strawberries | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Ann likes strawberries

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

GirlsReaction
AnnLike
ElliLike
KarenNeutral
MayNeutral
PopuriLike

Characters Who Love Strawberries

These character’s affection will significantly increase if you give them strawberries,

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Strawberries

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

Dislike: None

Additional Tip

  • You can use strawberries as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.