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    Version: 1.3 | Updated: 12/09/09 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Harvest Moon: Sunshine islands 
    Crop list FAQ
    
    By Al2xeo
    
    Table of contents 
    ------------------
    [1.00] Introduction
    [2.00] Version history
    [3.00] Crops
    	[3.01] Spring crops
    	[3.02] Summer crops
    	[3.03] Fall crops
    	[3.04] Grain crops
    	[3.05] Trees
    [4.00] Credits
    [5.00] FAQ
    [6.00] Legal info
    
    
    
    Introduction	[1.00]
    ------------------------
    This is my 2nd FAQ so I hope it's informative enough. In this FAQ, it 
    includes the type of crops in the game, how to unlock them, which one 
    is the best for the season and the amount of points needed for the plants 
    to advance. Enough of me talking, Now I start (except for the version 
    history. Suck.) Also, something to do with crops, don't sell them to chen. 
    He pays a lot less for the crops than normal shipping.
    
    If you see anything wrong, if there is something else I need to add or you 
    have a question, don't hesitate to e-mail me at al.xeo@hotmail.com. 
    
    
    Version history	[2.00]
    ------------------------
    Version 1.0 : 20.11.09
    I start this FAQ now with just the seasonal crops. I don't have any of the 
    grains or the trees yet, but I hopefully will later.
    
    Version 1.1 : 26.11.09
    Didn't get accepted by gameFAQ's, so I need to put some more information on. 
    Added tree and grain crops and some small changes (like punctuation)
    
    Version 1.2 : 2.12.09
    I'm just putting in another version showing that I didn't work for some 
    time, but now I'm going to hopefully. Also, I probably have to put an 
    explantion about the set out of the crop info, but nobody knows about it 
    anyway. 
    
    Version 1.3 : 10.12.09
    Got accepted by gamefaqs and am now putting it on neoseeker, so I'm just 
    changing the copyright laws a bit.
            
    Crops			[3.00]
    ------------------------
    In this version of Harvest Moon, you no longer water your crops everyday 
    and get your crops on a certain day. In this version, a set amount of sun 
    and water points are needed for your crop to advance to each stage. With the 
    sun points, the weather controls this completely (unless you have a 
    greenhouse of course). With the water points, you have a bit more control, 
    but not complete control. If you water your crop one time, with no 
    wonderfuls that increase power, then that is one water point. The weather 
    still has a part in this because it might rain or drizzle. Here's the 
    weather and how many points they give.
    
    Sunny
    - Big red sun
    - 3 sun points
    - All year
    
    
    Clear
    - Small red sun
    - 2 sun points
    - All year
    
    Cloudy 
    - Cloud
    - 1 sun point
    - All year
    
    Drizzle
    - Closed umbrella
    - 1 water point
    - Spring, Summer, Fall
    
    Rainy
    - Open umbrella
    - 2 water point
    - Spring, Summer, Fall
    
    Snowy
    - Snowman
    - 2 Water points
    - Winter
    
    Hurricane
    - Tornado with leaf
    - 3 Water points
    - Summer
    - Can't work on the day
    
    Blizzard
    - Pile of snow
    - 3 Water points
    - Winter 
    - Can't work on the day
    
    Also, in previous Harvest Moon's, you could save before the day and see what 
    the weather is like the next day. You can't do it in this one because the 
    weather is decided 7 days before, so the save and reload method won't work. 
    Too bad huh. Oh well. 
    Another thing, if you want to know the weather, just talk to Taro, but be 
    careful, he'll only say it once. 
    
    Another note, (When will this end?) the weather also changes how much 
    stamina is used when using tools. If it is cloudy or clear, no extra 
    stamina will be used. If it is sunny or drizzle, 1 point (I think) is added
    to the amount of stamina that would have been used. Finally, if it is rainy
    or snowy, an extra 2 points (Again, I think) is added to the amount of 
    stamina that would
    be used.
    
    That's all for the weather, but I might I need to add something else 
    later.
    
    Oh yeah. I forgot. With the greenhouse. I sun means 1 sun points. There is a 
    maximum of 3 sun holders in a greenhouse so that means a maximum of 3 sun 
    points each day.
    
    One more thing. I need to show an example on growing crops.I'm going to use 
    a turnip because I can't be stuffed talking about something else longer.
    
    Day 1 
    You've sown the seeds and you've watered them once so that's 1 water point. 
    It's a clear day so that's 2 points
    
    1 water point + 2 sun points
    
    Day 2
    You water them again so that's another water point and it's cloudy so that's 
    one extra sun point.
    
    2 water points + 3 sun points
    
    Day 3 
    The crop has met all its requirements for the seed stage so it advances to 
    the sprout stage. It's a rainy day, but for some unknown reason, you water 
    the plants. That is now 3 water points and no sun points.
    
    3 Water points + 0 sun points
    
    Day 4
    It's another rainy day, but since you're an idiot, you water them 2 times, 
    but don't worry, they won't go bad until they have reached 19 water points. 
    You've added another 4 water points.
    
    7 Water points + 0 sun points.
    
    Day 5
    It's finally a sunny day so you don't need to do anything else, but 
    since you think you have to water the crops everyday, you accidentally water 
    them 11 times each. 
    
    18 Water points + 3 sun points.
    
    Day 6 
    The crops have reached all the criteria to reach the mature stage, so you 
    can now pick them. They're probably going to a B rank or less since the you 
    have to get the points as close to the minimum to get them at S-rank. 
    Also, if you leave the turnips in the ground for longer, their size 
    attribute will rise with each day.
    
    There is now something else I have to say (No comment'). I need to 
    explain how 
    this is going to be set out so here.
    
    [Crop name]
    /
    Unlock: [How to unlock]
    Buy for [Seed bag price]
    Sell:
    -	[Average shipping price]
    
    -	[S-rank crop selling price]
    -	[Price to sell to Chen [Don't!]]
    /
    /
    [Stage]
    -	[Amount of sun points required]
    -	[Amount of water points required]
    -	[Amount of days required]
    /
    1 [crop]			= [selling price]
    Maximum harvests		= [Maximum harvests]
    8 crops			= [How much 8 crops are worth]
    1 bag				= [How much the bag of seeds costs]
    Profit			= [The 8 crops ' the 1 bag cost]
    Profit X 
    [Maximum harvests] 	= [Profit X maximum harvests]
    (If all 9 crops, the profit = [Profit if you get all 9 crops.]
    
    If the crop is a regenerating plant, then the profit chart/table will be a 
    little bit different, but you should be able to figure it out.  
    
    
    Spring Crops	[3.01]
    ------------------------
    Okay these are the spring crops. The first types of crops you can grow in 
    the game. Yeah whatever, I'll just get on with it.
    
    
    
    Turnips
    
    Unlock: At the start of the game
    Buy for 120g
    Sell:
    - 60g average to ship
    - 360g S-rank
    - 36g to sell to Chen.
    
    
    Seed Stage
    - 3-19 sun points
    - 2-19 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout Stage
    - 3-19 sun points
    - 2-19 points
    - 2 days
    
    Mature Stage
    - Will die if 39 sun points
    - Will die if 19 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    1 Turnip 			= 60g
    maximum harvests 		= 7
    8 turnips 			= 480g
    bag cost  			= 120g
    profit	  		= 360g
    profit X 7			= 2520g
    
    (If all 9 turnips, then profit = 2940g )
    
    Turnips are probably the best crop to start off with. They grow quickly, 
    don't need as many points as the other crops and they keep a steady flow of 
    gold during your first month.
    
    
    
    Potato
    
    Unlock: At the start of the game
    Buy for 150g
    Sell:
    - 80g average to ship
    - 480g S-rank
    - 48g to sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed Stage
    - 4-19 sun points
    - 3-19 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage
    - 6-27 sun points
    - 4-27 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 9 water points
    - Will die if 10 days 
    
    1 Potato 			= 80 g
    maximum harvests 		= 4
    8 potatoes 	 		= 640g
    bag cost  	 		= 150g
    profit	  	 	= 490g
    profit X 4	 		= 1960g
    
    (If all 9 potatoes, then profit = 2280g )
    
    As you can see, potatoes are significantly harder to grow than turnips and 
    you get less money, but if you want to make a potato salad or something to 
    do with growing potatoes, go ahead and grow some.
    
    
    
    Cucumber
    Unlock: 10,000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 200g
    Sell:- 60g average ship
    - 360g S-rank
    - 36g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 7-29 sun points
    - 3-11 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 5-23 sun points
    - 2-7 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 4-17 sun points
    - 2-9 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Mature
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 7 water points
    - WIll die if 10 days
    Go back to sprout stage 2 once harvested.
    
    1 cucumber 			= 60g
    Maximum harvests 		= 10
    8 cucumbers 		= 480g
    1 bag				= 200g
    profit			= 280g
    480 X 10 - 200		= 4600g
    
    Now you can see that cucumbers are the best crops are the best so far since 
    they give you the most money and they also regrow once they're harvested 
    which makes them even better.
    
    
    
    Strawberry
    Unlock: 20,000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 150g
    Sell:
    - 30g average ship
    - 180g S-rank
    - 18g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed Stage
    - 4-9 sun points
    - 4-11 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 9-9 sun points
    - 3-11 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 3-5 sun points
    - 2-7 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Mature
    - Will die if 9 sun points
    - Will die if 9 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    Go back to sprout stage 2 when harvested.
    
    1 strawberry 		= 30g
    Maximum harvests 		= 11
    8 strawberries		= 240g
    1 bag				= 150g
    profit			= 90g
    240 X 11 - 150		= 2490g 
    
    If you are going to grow this crop without a greenhouse, then hope for good 
    weather since in sprout stage 1, you need exactly 9 sun points, so be 
    careful. Turnips are better anyway so it doesn't matter as much, (based on 
    the maximum harvests)
    
    
    
    Cabbage
    Unlock: Ship 100 wheat and 40,000+ crop degree points
    (With the unlock, you can buy all the wheat from Chen and ship it if you 
    have enough money, or you could unlock wheat by shipping 100 turnips, 
    potatoes, cucumbers and strawberries.)
    
    Buy for 500g
    Sell:
    - 350g average ship
    - 2100g S-rank
    - 210g sell to Chen
    
    Seed stage
    - 9-24 sun points
    - 3-11 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 12-29 sun points
    - 4-11 water points- 5 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 12-26 sun points
    - 5-15 water points
    - 5 days
    
    Mature
    - Will die if 9 sun points
    - Will die if 9 Water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    1 cabbage 			= 350g
    Maximum harvests		= 2
    8 cabbages			= 2800g
    1 bag				= 500g
    profit			= 2300g
    profit X 2			= 4600g
    (If all 9 cabbages, then profit = 5300g)
    
    In one month, you get about the same profit as the cucumbers, but you get 
    less harvests, but that doesn't matter. Depending on which one you want to 
    grow, it doesn't matter that much. (unless you only have cucumbers unlocked.)
    
    
    Turnips			= 2520g
    Potatoes			= 1960g
    Cucumbers			= 4600g
    Strawberries		= 2490g
    Cabbages			= 4600g
    
    As you can probably see, cucumbers and cabbages are the best for the season, 
    but you probably won't get them in the first year. For the first year, just 
    crow turnips and get some cash flowing in quickly. If you want, you can grow 
    some potatoes, but you probably don't want to unless you want the cabbages.
    
    
    
    
    
    Summer crops	[3.02]
    ----------------------
    Summer crops are pretty good because most of them regenerate their vegetable, 
    but you might have to go to the mine or forage for a bit since you can't get 
    that much money during the starting days of Summer.
    
    
    Tomato
    Unlock: At the start of the game
    Buy for 200g
    Sell:
    - 60g average to ship
    - 360g S-rank
    - 36 g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage 
    - 7-24 sun points
    - 3-11 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 7-24 sun points
    - 2-9 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 7-19 sun points
    - 2-9 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout stage 3
    - 9-24 sun points
    - 2-11 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 7 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    Go back to sprout stage 3 when harvested.
    
    1 tomato 			= 60g
    Maximum harvests		= 7
    8 tomatoes			= 480g
    1 bag				= 200g
    Profit			= 280g
    480 X 7 - 200		= 3160g
    
    Tomatoes are a pretty good starting crop. It grows quicker than the previous 
    Harvest Moon: Ioh so you should have at least 1 or 2 patches (of 9 of 
    course) of this to grow in the first year.  
    
    
    
    Corn
    Unlock: At the start of the game
    Buy for 300g
    Sell:
    - 100g average to ship
    - 600g S-rank
    - 60g sell to chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 5-19 sun points
    - 3-11 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 8-19 sun points
    - 4-19 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 8-24 sun points
    - 4-19 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 3
    - 8-24 sun points
    - 3-15 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 19 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    Go back to sprout stage 3 when harvested
    
    1 corn			= 100g
    Maximum harvests		= 6
    8 pieces of corn		= 800g
    1 bag				= 300g
    Profit			= 500g
    800 X 6 - 300		= 4500g
    
    
    Now you can also see that you get more money with corn, but you have to 
    remember the weather can change it all. Maybe 2 patches eavh of corn and 
    tomatoes are alright. Or maybe, 1 patch of one of them and 2 patches of the 
    other one.
    
    
    
    
    Onion
    
    Unlock: Earn 2000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 150g
    Sell:
    - 80g average ship
    - 480g S-rank
    - 48g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 3-14 sun points
    - 3-9 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 4-29 sun points
    - 4-13 water points
    - 4 days
    
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 14 sun points
    - Will die if 9 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    1 onion			= 80g
    Maximum harvests		= 4
    8 onions			= 640g
    1 bag				= 150g
    Profit			= 490g
    Profit X 4			= 1960g
    (If all 9 onions, then profit = 2280g) 
    
    
    Only grow this crop if you need money at the start of the season since it 
    doesn't give you that much money at all.
    
    
    
    Pumpkin
    Unlock: 10,000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 500g
    Sell:
    - 250g average ship
    - 1500g S-rank
    - 150g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 12-29 sun points
    - 4-11 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 13-39 sun points
    - 5-13 water points
    - 5 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 16-39 sun points
    - 5-15 water points
    - 5 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 5 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    1 pumpkin			= 250g
    Maximum harvests		= 2
    8 pumpkins  		= 2000g
    1 bag				= 500g
    Profit			= 1500g
    Profit X 2			= 3000g
    (If all 9 pumpkins, then profit = 3500g)
    
    Pumpkins are an alright crop to grow. They're better than onions, but you 
    have to take into account that if all goes well and you meet the minimum 
    amount of days, you'll get the 2 harvests, but you might not because the 
    weather might not go in your favour.
    
    
    
    Pineapple
    Unlock: Ship 100 soybeans
    (With this, you can again buy all the soybeans from Chen's shop and then 
    ship them, or you could unlock soybeans by shipping 100 tomatoes, pieces of 
    corn, onions and pumpkins.)
    
    Buy for 1000g
    Sell:
    - 700g average to ship 
    - 4200g S-rank
    - 420g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 12-34 sun points
    - 5-15 water points- 5 days
     	
    Sprout stage 1
    - 12-29 sun points
    - 6-19 water points
    - 5 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 10-34 sun points
    - 6-15 water points
    - 5 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 10 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    Go back to sprout stage 2 after harvest
    
    1 pineapple 		= 700g
    Maximum harvests		= 4 		
    8 pineapples		= 5600g
    1 bag				= 1000g
    profit			= 4600g
    5600 X 4 - 1000		= 22300g
    
    Pineapples are obviously the best crop for Summer, but take a long time to 
    get, unless you sell the soybeans that you bought from Chen's shop. 22300g! 
    That's a lot of gold isn't it.
    
    
    Tomatoes			= 3160g
    Corn				= 4500g
    Onions			= 1960g
    Pumpkins			= 3000g
    Pineapples			= 22300g
    
    
    As you can see here, pineapples beat all the other crops by thousands, but 
    that will only happen if the weather works for you. Corn is the next best 
    solution and the best thing about it is that it's unlocked at the start of 
    the game. Just grow a few patches of it and you'll do alright. If you have a 
    greenhouse and you control the weather right, grow pineapples and  
    you'll get loads of money. One harvest of S-rank crops will give you around 
    33500g! 4 harvests of normal pineapples is even less than this. 33500g! 
    
    
    
    Fall		[3.03]
    ----------------------
    The fall crops are also a good crop, but they're sensitive to water, 
    especially the yam, and it seems to rain a lot in this season, so be careful 
    when growing crops.
    
    
    Eggplant 
    Unlocked: At the start of the game
    Buy for 120g
    Sell:
    - 80g average to ship
    - 480g S-rank
    - 48g sell to Chen
    
    Seed stage
    - 5-22 sun points
    - 3-11 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 8-24 sun points
    - 4-13 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 8-24 sun points
    - 3-15 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 9 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    Go back to sprout stage 2 when harvested
    
    1 eggplant			= 80g
    Maximum harvests		= 8
    8 eggplants			= 640g
    1 bag				= 120g
    Profit			= 520g
    640 X 8 -120		= 5000g	
    
    A pretty stable fall crop. Its water limit is pretty high which is good, 
    although the sun minimum of points is pretty high, so hope for some sunny 
    weather.
    
    
    
    Carrot
    Unlock: At the start of the game
    Buy for 300g
    Sell:
    - 120g average to ship
    - 720g S-rank- 72g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage 
    - 5-19 sun points
    - 3-11 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 6-24 sun points
    - 4-15 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 14 sun points
    - Will die if 3 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    1 carrot			= 120g
    Maximum harvests		= 4
    8 carrots			= 960g
    1 bag				= 300g
    Profit			= 660g
    Profit X 4			= 2640g
    (If all 9 carrots, then profit = 3120g) 
    
    You should grow this crop only if you need some money at the start of the 
    month or you need to for the fall crop festival, but otherwise, just grow 
    eggplants.
    
    
    
    Yam
    Unlock: 20,000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 300g
    Sell:
    - 100g average to ship
    - 600g S-rank
    - 60g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 2-5 sun points
    - 1-7 water points
    - 1 day
    Sprout stage 1
    - 3-11 sun points
    - 1-3 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 3-9 sun points
    - 1-3 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 14 sun points
    - Will die if 3 water points
    - Will die if 10 days.
    Go back to sprout stage 2 when harvested
    
    1 yam 			= 100g
    Maximum harvests		= 13
    8 yams			= 800g
    1 bag				= 300g
    profit			= 500g
    800g X 13 - 300		= 10100g
    
    Yams give you a lot of money , but they are incredibly sensitive to water. I 
    mean 3 water points. That's it. 2 rainy days and it's gone. Don't water it 
    until the 2nd day if needed just to make sure, but if it works out, that's a 
    lot of money.
    
    
    
    Spinach
    Unlock: 30,000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 200g
    Sell:
    - 80g average to ship
    - 480g S-rank
    - 48g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 2-9 sun points
    - 2-7 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout stage
    - 3-11 sun points
    - 2-7 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 9 sun points
    - Will die if 3 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    1 spinach			= 80g
    Maximum harvests		= 6
    8 spinach			= 640g
    1 bag				= 200g
    Profit			= 440g
    Profit X 6			= 2640g
    (If all 9 spinach, then profit = 3120g)
    
    Spinach is a little more secure than yams, and need less requirements than 
    eggplants and carrots, but don't give enough money. Grow them if you want, 
    but you probably don't really want to if you want the money.
    
    
    
    Bell pepper
    Unlock: 60,000+ crop degree points and ship 100 buckwheat
    
    Buy for 150g
    Sell:
    - 80g average to ship
    - 480g S-rank
    - 48g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 5-17 sun points
    - 2-9 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 3-9 sun points
    - 1-5 water points
    - 1 day
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 4-11 sun points
    
    - 2-15 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Sprout stage 3
    - 4-11 sun points
    - 1-15 water points
    - 2 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 9 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    Return to sprout stage 3 when harvested
    
    1 bell pepper 		= 80g
    Maximum harvests		= 12
    8 bell peppers		= 640g
    1 bag				= 150g
    Profit			= 490g
    640 X 12 - 150		= 7530g
    
    A pretty big amount of money. I'd choose the bell peppers over yams because 
    the maximum amounts of water and sun points are a bit higher.
    
    
    Eggplants			= 5000g
    Carrots			= 2640g
    Yams				= 10100g
    Spinach			= 2640g
    Bell pepper			= 7530g
    
    The best here is the yams, but they are very sensitive to water which is 
    dangerous. The bell peppers aren't that too far behind and they're a bit 
    safer to grow. Eggplants are a good starter crop and carrots and spinach 
    give you the same amount of money, but spinach have a less minimum point 
    requirement so they're a bot easier to grow.
    
    
    
    Grain crops		[3.04]
    ------------------------
    All grain crops need some task to be accomplished before they are unlocked 
    except for grass. The other grain crops (Rice, Wheat, Soybeans and 
    Buckwheat) all need to be harvested with a sickle with a yellow wonderful 
    attached which costs 4000g at Chen's shop.
    
    Also, with rice, it needs to be grown on Rice island which can be unlocked 
    by unlocking link island (3 sun stones) , unlocking rice island (5 sun 
    stones) and then buying 2 30,000g bridges to connect the two. Also take 
    note in the long time the crops need to grow. All the grain crops except 
    for grass and wheat will still be alive during Winter, but they will become
    dormant [Not growing]. All the other grain crops die in Winter.
    
    
    Grass
    Unlock: At the start of the game
    Buy for: 500g
    Grow: Spring, Summer and Fall
    Sell:
    - 1g average to ship
    - 1g S-Rank  
    - 1g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 3-18 sun points
    - 1-20 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 4-18 sun points
    - 1-20 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 4-18 sun points 
    - 1-20 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 99 sun points
    - Will die if 99 water points
    - Will die if 100 days
    Go back to sprout stage
    
    As you can see, grass is not grown for selling. It's to grow fodder for the 
    cows and sheep or to let them graze.
    
    
    
    Rice
    Just a quick note, you don't need to water these crops because surprise, 
    surprise, its already got it's own water source and no, you can't grow any 
    other crops here, but it would be really convenient.  
    
    Unlock: Raise Link Island, Rice Island, and build two 30,000 G bridge         
    Buy for 200 G                                                             
    Growing season: Spring, Summer, Fall                      		
    	     
    Sell Price:	
    
    Raw Rice
    - 180g average to ship
    - 1080g S-rank 
    - 108g sell to Chen
    
    Rice (Needs a Thresher maker)
    - 200g average to ship
    - 1200g S-rank
    - 130g sell to Chen
    
    Rice flour
    - 180g average to ship
    - 1080g S-rank
    - 108g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 12-79 sun points
    - 10 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 12-79 sun points
    - 10 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 18-99 sun points
    - 10 days
    
    Sprout stage 3
    - 25-119 sun points
    - 10 days
    
    Sprout stage 4
    - 25-119 sun points
    - 10 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 19 sun points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    Rice takes quite along time to grow so grow it at the start of Spring or 
    somewhere around that. 
    
    
    
    Wheat
    Unlock: Ship 100 turnips, potatoes, cucumbers and strawberries
    Buy for 200g
    Growing season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    Sell:
    
    Raw wheat
    - 135g average to ship
    - 810g S-Rank
    - 83g sell to Chen
    
    Wheat (requires Thresher maker)
    - 150g average to ship
    - 900g S-rank
    - 90g sell to Chen
    
    Wheat flour (requires Flour Mill maker)
    - 180g average to ship
    - 1080g S-rank
    - 108g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed
    - 35-79 sun points
    - 10-59 water points
    - 30 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 12-79 sun points
    - 6-47 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 12-99 sun points
    - 4-47 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Sprout stage 3
    - 12-119 sun points
    - 4-47 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Sprout stage 4
    - 12-119 sun points
    - 6-47 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Mature 
    - Will die if 39 sun points
    - Will die if 9 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    Remember that Wheat goes into dormant mode during Winter so don't cut it
    down if it hasn't grown fully on the 30th of Fall.
    
    
    
    Soybeans
    Unlock: Ship 100 tomatoes, Corn, Onions, Pumpkins
    Buy for 250g
    Growing season: Summer, Fall
    Sell:
    
    Edamame (Harvest at Mature stage 1)
    - 150g average to ship
    - 900g S-rank
    - 90g sell to Chen
    
    Raw soybeans (Harvest at Mature Stage 2)
    - 135g average to ship
    - 810g S-rank
    - 83g sell to Chen
    
    Soybeans (requires Thresher maker)
    - 180g average to ship 
    - 1080g S-rank
    - 108g sell to Chen
    
    Soybean flour (requires Flour Mill maker)
    - 200g average to ship 
    - 1200g S-rank
    - 120g sell to Chen
    
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 15-79 sun points
    - 10-59 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 12-79 sun points
    - 12-59 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 12-99 sun points
    
    - 12-59 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Sprout stage 3
    - 12-119 sun points
    - 14-79 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Mature stage 1
    - 12-119 sun points
    - 12-67 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Edamame is more profitable by a small amount than raw soybeans so I would go
    with this money wise if you don't have the Thresher maker or the Flour mill.
    
    
    
    Buckwheat
    Unlock: Ship 100 Eggplant, Carrots, Yams, Spinach 
    Buy for 230g
    Growing season: Summer, Fall
    Sell:
    
    Raw buckwheat
    
    - 162g Average to ship
    - 972g S-rank
    - 98g sell to Chen
    
    Buckwheat (requires Thresher maker)
    - 150g average to ship
    - 900g S-rank
    - 90g sell to Chen
    
    Buckwheat flour (requires Flour Mill maker)
    - 180g average to ship
    - 1080g S-rank
    - 108g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 5-39 sun points
    - 4-39 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 1 
    - 5-41 sun points
    - 4-31 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 5-41 sun points
    - 4-31 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 3
    - 5-41 sun points
    - 4-39 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Sprout stage 4
    - 5-49 sun points
    
    
    - 4-39 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 39 sun points
    - Will die if 19 water points
    - Will die if 10 days
    
    I don't really know what to say about this. I don't have that much to 
    say other than it's probably the best crop for growing if you have a 
    small amount of time.
    
    
    
    Trees			[3.05]
    ------------------------
    Trees are crops that will produce fruit in a specific season if grown 
    properly and they will only go dormant during Winter and will come back into
     action in the first of Spring. 
    
    To grow trees, you must unlock Link island and then Fruit island and build a
    bridge between link island and fruit island (considering you already have 
    built 1 between your ranch and link island) 
    
    You can buy the seeds from Chen's shop and you can only get the peach and 
    apple seeds at the start, but later on, you can get the Orange, Banana and 
    grape seeds.
    
    If there is something like a blizzard or hurricane, your tree might get 
    knocked down, so you're going to want to build a fence around it. To build a
    fence around it, throw a piece of lumber, stone material or golden lumber 
    and it will automatically create a fence. Each type of material will protect
    the tree against a number of bad weather days. 
    Here it is:
    Lumber: 			1 day of protection  
    Stone material:  		3 days of protection
    Golden lumber: 		Unlimited protection
    
    Peach
    Unlock: Raise Fruit Island
    Buy for 2000g
    Sell:
    - 250g average to ship
    - 1500g S-rank
    - 150g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 12-79 sun points
    - 4-39 water points
    - 8 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 24-119 sun points
    - 20-99 water points
    - 10 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 56-119 sun points
    - 30-119 water points
    - 39 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 119 sun points
    - 119 water points
    
    In Spring
    Flower stage
    - 6-59 sun points
    - 3-19 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature 
    
    - Cannot die in this stage.
    
    In Summer
    Fruit stage (After flower stage)
    Produce 1 peach when:
    - 4-29 sun points
    - 4-15 water points
    Only during Summer
    
    The first fruit. Probably better than apples by the money, but like all 
    trees, it takes a long time to grow.
    
    
    
    Apple
    Unlock: Raise Fruit Island
    Buy for 1000g 
    Sell:
    - 100g average to ship
    - 600g S-rank
    - 60g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 12-79 sun points
    - 20-99 water points
    - 9 days
    
    Sprout stage 1 
    - 20-79 sun points
    - 25-119 water points
    - 12 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 50-119 sun points
    - 60-119 water points
    -30 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 119 sun points
    - Will die if 119 water points
    
    In Summer
    Flower stage
    - 7-59 sun points
    - 10-59 water points
    - 4 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Cannot die at this stage
    
    In Fall
    Fruit stage (After flower stage)
    Produce 1 apple when:
    - 4-19 sun points
    - 5-29 water points
    - 2 days
    Only during Fall
    
    Peaches are probably than apples, but you might as well grow some apples, 
    for the money and cooking.
    
    
    
    Grape
    Unlock: raise Fruit island and earn 10,000+ Crop degree points
    Buy for 1700g
    Sell:
    - 200g average to ship
    - 1200g S-rank
    - 120g sell to Chen
    
     
    Seed stage
    - 10-79 sun points
    - 10-59 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage
    - 60-119 sun points
    - 65-119 water points
    - 21 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 80-119 sun points
    - 80-119 water points
    - 33 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 119 sun points
    - Will die if 119 water points
    
    In Summer
    Mature stage
    - 15-79 sun points
    - 15-79 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Cannot die at this stage
    
    In Fall
    Fruit stage (After flower stage)
    Produce 2 Grapes when:
    - 10-39 sun points
    - 10-49 water points
    - 3 days
    Only during Fall
    
    I don't even know why it's 3 days and 10 sun points. That's impossible! 
    Anyway, the growth rate is pretty slow (I mean the fruit stage) since it 
    takes around 4 days to get 2 grapes, but it's still better than the apples 
    and peaches.
    
    
    
    Banana
    Unlock: Raise fruit island and earn 20,000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 2000g 
    Sell:
    - 300g average to ship
    - 1800g S-rank
    - 180g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 12-79 sun points
    - 4-19 water points
    - 9 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 20-119 sun points
    - 3-19 water points
    - 6 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 60-119 sun points
    - 12-59 water points
    - 24 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 119 sun points
    - Will die if 59 water points
    
    In Spring
    Flower stage
    - 7-59 sun points
    - 3-19 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Cannot die at this stage
    
    In Summer
    Fruit stage (After flower stage)
    Produce 1 banana when:
    - 4-29 sun points
    - 2-15 water points
    - 3 days
    Only during Summer
    
    If you haven't noticed, banana's are really sensitive to water so, like 
    Fogu says, you should plant them in an area you have mentally noted the 
    locations of the water sensitive trees to show that you don't need to water 
    them as much as the others.
    
    
    
    Orange 
    Unlock: Raise Fruit island and earn 30,000+ crop degree points
    Buy for 1800g
    Sell:
    - 200g average to ship
    - 1200g S-rank
    - 120g sell to Chen
    
    
    Seed stage
    - 7-49 sun points
    - 6-39 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Sprout stage 1
    - 28-119 sun points
    - 30-99 water points
    - 21 days
    
    Sprout stage 2
    - 25-109 sun points
    - 30-59 water points
    - 18 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Will die if 119 sun points
    - Will die if 119 water points
    
    In Spring
    - 6-39 sun points
    - 6-23 water points
    - 3 days
    
    Mature stage
    - Cannot die at this stage
    
    In Summer
    Fruit stage (After flower stage)
    Produce 2 oranges when:
    - 4-19 sun points
    - 6-23 water points
    - 3 days
    Only during Summer
    
    Oranges are slightly better due to the fact that they grow 2 oranges each 
    harvest and they give you 200g each.
    
    
    
    
    Credits		[4.00]
    ----------------------
    So far there isn't anyone, but their is a site.
    www.fogu.com/hm
    This site has loads of information about the harvest moon games and helped 
    me a lot with the crops and their requirements
    
    Just a side note. My website is:
    www.home-A.webs.com
    It's only the homepage right now so the links on the first page don't work 
    due to them being undeveloped.
    
    
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