Sweet Potato Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Sweet Potato Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

The player harvesting sweet potatoes | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player harvesting sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are the best crop to plant in the game. This crop is extremely profitable as it matures and regrows quickly. Plant sweet potatoes as much as you can, as it will help your finances during winter when you can’t plant any crops.

Shipping 100 sweet potatoes is a requirement to unlock spinach seeds, a special crop that only grows during fall.

Season: Fall

Days to Mature: 5 days

Renewable Crop: Yes (Regrows in 2 days)

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 13 times, assuming you plant on the first day of the season.

Tip: 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

You only need to buy seeds for renewable crops once. We will subtract the seed cost from the total profit per season to know our actual profit.

 Max Profit Formation (3×3)Optimized U-Shape Formation
Seed Cost300G300G
Earnings per Crop120G120G
Total Profit per Seed Bag1080G960G
Profit per Day464G412G
Profit per Season13920G12360G

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 offers a sweet potato to the Harvest Goddess | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player offers a sweet potato to the Harvest Goddess

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
Gotz
Like
Karen, Harvest Goddess, Anna, Barley, Basil
Neutral
Ann, Cliff, Doctor, Elli, Gray, Mary, Popuri, Won, Carter, Doug, Duke, Ellen, Harris, Jeff, Lillia, Manna, May, Saibara, Sasha, Mayor Thomas, Zack

Recipes

The player cooks baked sweet potatoes | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player cooks baked sweet potatoes

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

  • Stew
  • Sandwich
  • Sweet Potatoes (recipe)
  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Fried Buckwheat Noodles
  • Tempura
  • Candied Potato