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.
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.
|Seed Bag Cost
|Price per Crop
|Total Revenue per Bag
|Profit per Bag per Day
|Maximum Harvests per Season
|Maximum Profit per Season
The Fat-C Method
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 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
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.
Characters Who Love Sweet Potatoes
These character’s affection levels will significantly increase if you give them sweet potatoes.
Characters Who Hate Sweet Potatoes
These character’s affection levels will significantly decrease if you give them sweet potatoes.
Dislike: Kai, Rick, Stu
- 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.