Tomato Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Tomato Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

Tomato crops planted in the U-Shape formation | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Tomato crops planted in the U-Shape formation

One of the crops you can plant during summer is the tomato. With its quick regrowth rate, tomatoes should be one of your sources of income during summer. A lot of townspeople like the tomato too, making it one of the best crops to give as a gift.

Shipping 100 tomatoes is a requirement to unlock pumpkin seeds, a special crop that only grows during summer.

Note: The Supermarket is closed on the first of summer because of the Beach Festival. You can only buy seeds on the second day of summer.

Season: Summer

Days to Mature: 9 days

Renewable Crop: Yes (Regrows in 3 days)

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 8 times, assuming you plant at least on the third day of the season.

Important Note: 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 Cost200G200G
Earnings per Crop60G60G
Total Profit per Seed Bag540G480G
Profit per Day137G121G
Profit per Season4120G3640G

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 gives Lillia a tomato as a gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player gives Lillia a tomato as a gift

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

Recipes

The player cooks pizza with tomatoes as an ingredient | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player cooks pizza with tomatoes as an ingredient

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

  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Miso Soup
  • Sandwich
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Vegetable Latte
  • Tomato Juice
  • Ketchup
  • Pizza