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

The sweet potato is a fall crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. It is arguably the best crop in the game, which can bring you a ton of gold during fall. You will be rich in no time thanks to the sweet potato’s fast growth rate and price per crop.

Crop Information

Harvesting sweet potatoes early in the morning | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Harvesting sweet potatoes early in the morning

Season: Fall

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket

Days to Grow: 5 days

Renewable Crop: Yes, 3 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 Cost300G300G
Price per Crop120G120G
Total Revenue per Bag1080G960G
Profit per Bag per Day314G278G
Maximum Harvests per Season9 times9 times
Maximum Profit per Season9420G8340G

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.

Sweet Potato Recipes

You can make roasted potatoes using sweet potatoes | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make roasted potatoes using sweet potatoes

You can use sweet potatoes as an optional ingredient in a lot of recipes.

As Main Ingredient: Roasted Potatoes, Miso Soup, Sweet Potato (dish)

As Optional Ingredient: Curry, Curry Noodles, Noodles, Omelet, Pizza, Rice Omelet, Sandwich, Stew, Stir Fry, Tempura, Tempura Noodles

Gifting Sweet Potatoes

Karen likes sweet potatoes | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Karen likes sweet potatoes

Most people in the game have a neutral reaction when receiving sweet 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 Sweet Potatoes

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Sweet Potatoes

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

Dislike: Kai, Rick, Stu

Additional Tips

  • Shipping 100 sweet potatoes, 100 carrots, 100 eggplants, and 100 green peppers will unlock the special seeds for the spinach at the Supermarket.
  • You can use sweet potatoes as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.
  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent gift for Karen, since unlike most of the things she likes, sweet potatoes are very cheap. You can give her lots of it to raise her affection quickly.