Turnip Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Turnip Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

A field of turnips ready for harvest | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
A field of turnips ready for harvest

The turnip is one of the spring crops in the game. Turnips are the cheapest crop to sell in the game, but its fast growth rate compensates for its cheap price. Focusing on turnips during the early game can help you farm gold to buy more expensive crops.

Shipping 100 turnips is a requirement to unlock strawberries, a special crop that only grows during spring.  

 Season: Spring

Days to Mature: 4 days

Renewable Crop: No

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 7 times, assuming you plant at least on the second 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
 Max Profit Formation (3×3)Optimized U-Shape Formation
Seed Cost120G120G
Earnings per Crop60G60G
Total Profit per Seed Bag420G360G
Profit per Day105G90G
Profit per Season2940G2520G

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 turnip at the Harvest Goddess’s pond | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player offers a turnip at the Harvest Goddess’s pond

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
None
Like
None
Neutral
Ann, Cliff, Doctor, Elli, Gray, Kai, Karen, Mary, Rick, Harvest Goddess, Won, Anna, Barley, Basil, Carter, Doug, Duke, Ellen, Gotz, Harris, Jeff, Lillia, Manna, May, Saibara, Sasha, Stu, Mayor Thomas, Zack

Recipes

The player cooks fried noodles with turnips as an ingredient | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player cooks fried noodles with turnips as an ingredient

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

  • Curry Rice
  • Miso Soup
  • Savory Pancake
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Vegetable Latte
  • Pickled Turnip
  • Fried Noodles