How to Unlock Special Crops in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
How to Unlock Special Crops in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

When you ship 100 of each crop each season, new seeds become available in the supermarket. Selling spring crops will unlock strawberries, selling summer crops will unlock pumpkins and selling fall crops will unlock spinach.

You can check how many crops you have shipped by pressing the Start button and looking at the “Amount Shipped” page.

Check the crops you have shipped in the start menu. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
Check the crops you have shipped in the start menu.

Unlock Strawberry Seeds

Strawberries grow in spring. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
Strawberries grow in spring.

The strawberry seeds become available at the supermarket once you’ve sold 100 of each of the different spring crops in the game. Strawberries sell for 30G each.

CropDays to GrowDays to RegrowSeed CostSelling Price
Strawberry8 days6 days150G30G each

Strawberries are a renewable crop. It takes eight days to grow, and you can harvest them every six days after that. This makes strawberries a very good crop, since you can harvest them multiple times throughout the season.

Strawberries are required to make Strawberry Jam and Strawberry Milk. It is also an optional ingredient in various cake recipes.

The spring crops are ready for harvesting. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
The spring crops are ready for harvesting.

Spring crops to sell:

  • 100 Turnips
  • 100 Potatoes
  • 100 Cucumbers
  • 100 Cabbage 

Unlock Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins grow during the summer. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
Pumpkins grow during the summer.

You can grow pumpkins during summer. Its seeds become available after selling 100 of each summer crop in the game. Pumpkins take 14 days to grow, and they sell for 250G each.

CropDays to GrowDays to RegrowSeed CostSelling Price
Pumpkin14 days500G250G each

The pumpkin is a special crop that is required to make the Pumpkin Pudding recipe. You need to cook the pumpkin pudding to complete the game’s recipe list, which adds to the overall completion of the game.

The summer crops are ready for harvesting. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
The summer crops are ready for harvesting.

Summer crops to sell:

  • 100 Tomatoes
  • 100 Corn
  • 100 Onion
  • 100 Pineapples

Unlock Spinach Seeds

Fall's special crop is spinach. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
Fall’s special crop is spinach.

You can buy spinach seeds once you sell 100 of each crop that grows during fall. Spinach is a good crop to plant because its seeds are cheap and it grows fast. You can sell spinach for 80g each.

CropDays to GrowDays to RegrowSeed CostSelling Price
Spinach5 days200G80G each

Growing spinach is needed to complete the recipe list in the game. It is the primary ingredient in cooking Greens and Miso Soup recipes. It’s also an optional ingredient in many vegetable recipes.

The fall crops are ready for harvesting. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
The fall crops are ready for harvesting.

Fall crops to sell:

  • 100 Carrots
  • 100 Eggplants
  • 100 Sweet Potatoes
  • 100 Green Peppers