Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Crop Guide – Tomato
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Crop Guide – Corn

The tomato is a summer crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Tomatoes are a reliable source of income and you should plant them until you can afford to buy the best summer crops. It is also a renewable crop; it regrows after harvesting and you don’t need to replant it.

Crop Information

Harvesting fully grown tomato | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

Season: Summer

Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket

Days to Grow: 9 days

Renewable Crop: Yes, 4 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 Cost200G200G
Price per Crop60G60G
Total Revenue per Bag540G480G
Profit per Bag per Day108G96G
Maximum Harvests per Season6 times6 times
Maximum Profit per Season3040G2680G

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.

Tomato Recipes

You can make tomato juice using tomatoes | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
You can make tomato juice using tomatoes

You can use tomatoes in a variety of recipes.

As Main Ingredient: Ketchup, Salad, Sandwich, Tomato Juice,

As Optional Ingredient: Curry, Mixed Juice, Pizza, Stew, Stir Fry

Gifting  Tomatoes

Jeff likes tomatoes | Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Jeff likes tomatoes

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

GirlsReaction
AnnLike
ElliNeutral
KarenNeutral
MaryNeutral
PopuriLike

Characters Who Love Tomatoes

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

Love: None

Characters Who Hate Tomatoes

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

Dislike: None

Additional Tip

  • Shipping 100 tomatoes, 100 corn, 100 onions, and 100 pineapples will unlock the special seeds for the pumpkin at the Supermarket.
  • You can use tomatoes as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.