Crops and Crop Mutations - Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Guide

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Cheats, Tips, and Guide to get all Crop Mutations. Applicable on Switch, PS4, PC, and Mobile version.

This page is a part of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Guide. This time, I will discuss all matters relating to crops and crop mutations.

Farming is an activity that you will often do in Harvest Moon games. As a farmer, it has become the liability of the main character, that is you.

The basic concept of farming here is strongly influenced by several factors, including; Season, Weather, Terrain, Fertilizer, and more.

Crops and Crop Mutations - Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

If you want to be a great farmer in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, surely you must know the explanations and effects of the above factors on your plant growth.

For those of you who are reading this article right now, here. That means you've taken the right steps to learn the things I've explained above.


There are 7 kinds of weather here, and of course, there is the weather that can kill your crops. Moreover, if the weather is extreme (e.g Blizzard).

Terrains/Types of soil

There are 4 different types of soil to plant crops in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. The terrains are Grassy, Patchy, Swampy, and Dry.

Grassy land is a type of soil located on the farm of your house.

Patchy is a less fertile soil type, a mixture of grass and dirt. This terrain is located in the lower area of the mountain.

Dry is a type of harsh soil that is located on the top of the mountain.

Swampy is a type of soil that the surrounding area that is always wet with water. This terrain is located on the beach: the eastern area.

This soil-based planting system may not be familiar to you as it was introduced in the Harvest Moon series developed by Natsume, not Marvelous.

How to Plant Crops

I'm pretty sure you already know it because it has been explained in the tutorial with Jeanne, but it's okay I explain it too to complete this guide.

First, till the ground with the Hoe, then select the seed you want to plant. After that, you just need to water it with Watering Can and give it Fertilizer.

All the above actions are done automatically with just one click without having to change the tools. The sequence is tilling > planting > watering > fertilizing > harvesting.

How to Get Crop Seeds

You can buy it from Sam for seeds of vegetables and trees. For flower seeds, you can buy it from Carol.

Not all crop seeds will be available immediately at Carol's and Sam's shop. Many seeds will open in line with the main story progresses. Some seeds will be available if you are in the growing season.

Increasing friendships with Carol, Dean, Sam, and completing their requests also play a role in unlocking new seeds.

To unlock the seeds of mutated crops, you must sell the mutated crops to Sam or Carol in a certain amount. Most of them starting from 10 pieces, but there are also up to 20, 30, and 50 items.

It's good you look at the listed table information when buying crop seeds. This is done to find out what season and terrain are suitable to grow it.

Basic Concept of Crop Mutation in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Mutation in crops is a change that occurs in crop genes caused by several factors, causing the formation of new genetic makeup. This led to new variations of plant species.

In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, crops will mutate randomly due to the effect of season, terrain, and fertilizer (blend) when planted.

The blend may increase the possibility of mutations that are specific to a particular crop. For example, you want to make Celery mutate to Mystic Herb, then give Celery Blend to improve the success of the mutation.

The mutation can be seen from the change in the shape and color of the crops from the original species.

How to Improve the Quality of the Crops

You have the possibility to get "Great" crops. If sold, of course, the price will be more expensive than normal.

Improving the quality of crops is not included in the mutation because mutated crops also have a "Great" quality of their own.

To improve the crop quality is very easy, you just need to grow in its best season and give it fertilizer. Then see the result after you harvest it.

In addition to improving the quality of the crops, Fertilizer also allows you to plant crops outside the growing season.

How to Know the Condition of the Crops

If you want to see the condition of your plants, whether it will die, or will produce better quality or not, just look at the bubbles that appear as you approach your crops.

A blue bubble means that the crop is weak because it is grown not in the right season and it must be fertilized. If not, the water in the bubble will continue to decrease and eventually your crops die.

A white bubble means the condition of the crop is normal.

A gold bubble means the condition of the crop is very good and has a chance to produce "great" quality and mutate crops. This condition will occur if you plant crops in the right season and soil, plus you often give fertilizer or blend to them.

The Complete List of Crop Mutations in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Here is the list of all crops along with their mutations. Read the table below on the landscape screen for a better experience if you use a mobile device


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Asparagus Summer, Fall Grassy A summer crop with highly addictive taste
Baby Asparagus Spring, Summer, Fall All Mutates from asparagus
Baby Asparagus Spring, Winter Patchy Mutates from asparagus witj fertilizer
Phalanx Fall Dry Mutates from purple asparagus with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Blueberry Summer, Fall Patchy A sweet, delicious blue-colored berry
Cranberry Spring, Winter Swammpy Mutates from blueberries with fertilizer
Gooseberry Summer, Fall All Mutates from cranberries
Blackcurrant Summer, Winter Grassy Mutates from blueberries
Goldberry Spring Dry Mutates from cranberries with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Cabbage Spring, Fall, Winter All Leafy crop that grows in spring
Huge Cabbage Spring, Fall, Winter All Mutates from cabbage with fertilizer
Red Cabbage Spring, Fall, Winter All Mutates from regular cabbage
Green Cabbage Spring, Summer Swampy Mutates from red cabbage
Dome Cabbage Spring, Winter Grassy Grows in winter on grassland. Mutates from huge cabbage with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Broccoli Summer, Fall, Winter All Healthy green vegetable
Broccolini All Grassy Mutates from broccoli
Romanesco Spring, Winter All Mutates from broccolini with fertilizer
Evergreen Summer, Fall Dry Mutates from broccolini
Dryad Spring Grassy Mutates from romanesco with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Carrot Spring, Fall, Winter All A vibrantly orange vegetable
Baby Carrot Spring, Fall, Winter Grassy Mutates from carrots
Brown Carrot Spring, Fall Swampy Mutates from carrots
White Carrot Winter Grassy Mutates from baby carrots with fertilizer
Mandrake Fall Dry Mutates from brown carrots with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Celery Spring, Fall All A long, green crop that grows in spring
White Celery Fall, Winter All Mutates from Celery
Mystic Herb Spring, Summer Grassy Medicinal Celery. Mutates from celery with fertilizer
Royal Herb Fall, Winter Patchy Pink Celery. Mutates from white celery with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Corn Spring, Fall All Popular summer crop. Can be milled to make flour
Fodder Corn Summer, Winter All Best for animal feed. Mutates from corn
Sweet Corn Spring, Summer All Flavorful corn. Mutates from corn
Yellow Corn Fall, Winter Grassy Mutates from corn with fertilizer
Sunset Corn Fal Dry Mutates from fodder corn with fertilizer

Green Pepper

Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Green Pepper Spring, Summer All Some love and some loath this summer crop
Red Pepper Spring, Fall All Mutates from green pepper
Orange Pepper Summer Grassy Mutates from green pepper
Magic Pepper Spring, Winter Patchy Mutates from bell pepper with fertilizer
Purple Pepper Spring Dry Mutates from red pepper
White Pepper Winter Grassy Mutates from magic pepper
Golden Pepper Summer Swampy Mutates from magic pepper with fertilizer

Hot pepper

Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Hot Pepper Spring, Fall All A spicy crop
Habanero Spring, Fall Patchy Mutates form hot pepper
Jalapeno Spring, Fall Grassy Mutates form hot pepper
Dragon Pepper Spring, Winter All Mutates form Jalapeno with fertilizer
Devil Pepper Spring, Fall All Mutates form Habanero with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Onion Spring, Summer Patchy Vegetable with lots of layers
Scallion Spring Dry Small onions. Mutates from scallions
Petite Onion Spring, Summer Patchy Vegetable with lots of layers
Pearl Onion Fall, Winter Grassy Black variety of onion. Mutates from petite onion
Red Onion Spring, Summer All Black variety of onion. Mutates from scallion with fertilizer
Teardrop Winter Swampy Teardrop-shaped onion. Mutates from red onions with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Potato Summer, Fall All Popular and healthy vegetable
Purple Potato Spring, Winter Patchy Mutates from potatoes with fertilizer
Giant Potato Fall Patchy Mutates from potatoes
Black Potato Summer, Fall Swampy Mutates from purple potatoe with fertilizer
Titan Potato Winter Dry Mutates from black potatoe with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Pumpkin Spring, Fall All A popular fall crop
Zucchini Summer Swampy Mutates from pumpkins with fertilizer
Squash Spring, Summer Grassy Has a strange share. Mutates from pumpkins
Giant Squash Summer All Mutates from squash when special fertilizer is used
Cream Pumpkin Winter Patchyy Mutates from squash
Giant Pumpkin Fall Dry Mutates from giant squash when special fertilizer is used


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Spinach Spring, Fall, Winter All Vegetable that gives you big muscles
Baby Spinach Spring, Winter All Mutates from spinach with fertilizer
Savoy Spinach Spring, Winter Grassy Mutates from spinach
Lilac Spinach Fall, Winter Swampy Mutates from savoy spinach
Pink Spinach Winter All Mutates from baby spinach with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Strawberry Spring, Fall All A delicious red fruit
White Berry Fall, Winter All Mutates from regular strawberries
Angel Lantern Fall All Mutates from white berries
Magical Berry Spring Swampy Mutates from angel lanterns with fertilizer
Princess's Eye Summer Patchy Mutates from angel lanterns with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Tomato Spring, Fall All Healthy red crop
San Marzano Spring, Fall Dry Mutates from regular tomatoes
Red Zeppelin Spring, Summer Swampy Mutates from San Marzanos with when special fertilizer is used
Crimson Spring, Winter All Mutates from tomatoes with fertilizer
Killer Tomato Fall Dry Mutates from crimsons/td>


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Watermelon Summer, Fall Patchy A summer crop with sweet and juicy taste
Melow Yellow Summer Dry Mutates from watermelon
Cannonball Summer Patchy Mutates from watermelon
Kegling Fall Dry Mutates from cannonballs with fertilizer
Snowman Winter Swampy Mutates from mellow yellows with fertilizer


Crop(s) Season(s) Terrain Description
Wheat Spring, Summer, Fall Grassy Popular summer grain. Can be milled to make flour
Durum Wheat Spring, Summer, Fall Patchy Grows on infertile land. Mutates from wheat
Barley Summer, Fall All Nutritious barley. Mutates from wheat
Rye Fall, Winter Dry Mutates from barley with fertilizer


Different types of flowers can grow in different seasons throughout the year. Many flowers such as Tulip, Dahlia, Cosmos, Carnation, and Pansy can also mutate into flowers with new color variations.

Flowers do not have a specific fertilizer to increase the mutation probability. All you have to do is plant them in the right season and then wait until they have fully grown.

So the mutation results are random as the crops, but the mutation is much easier than crops.

The complete list of flowers and their mutations:

Flower Season Growth time Base crop
Pink Rose Spring 12 days
White Rose Fall 12 days
Blue Rose Winter 12 days
Red Rose Summer 12 days
Carnation Winter 8 days
Pink Carnation Winter 8 days Carnation
Cosmos Summer 8 days
Sunny Red Fall 8 days Cosmos (Dry land)
Pink Dahlia Summer 10 days
White Dahlia Summer 10 days Pink Dahlia
Yellow Dahlia Summer 10 days Pink Dahlia
Marguerite Spring 8 days
Pink Pansy Winter 7 days
Yellow Dahlia Winter 7 days Pink Pansy
Purple Pansy Winter 7 days Pink Pansy
Viola Winter 7 days Purple Pansy
Sun Flower Summer 8 days
Tulip Spring 8 days
White Tulil Spring 8 days Tulip
Yellow Tulip Spring 8 days Tulip

Fruit trees

If you want to plant trees, you should give them enough space for optimal growth. So, at least give a distance of plot between one tree and another. If there are weeds that grow around it, you have to pull it out.

You can plant trees in any season, but it will only bear fruit in the right season and it can't be mutated. Here's the complete list of the fruit trees:

Fruit Growth Time Bear Season
Apple 28 days Fall
Grapefruit 28 days Spring
Orange 28 days Winter
Peach 28 days Summer

That's Crops and Crop Mutations in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. Keep in mind that this guide is still incomplete. If you want to help add some useful information to this guide, let us know in the comments below. I would appreciate any help from you. Thanks.

Read also: Building Repairs and Upgrades - Harvest Moon Light of Hope Guide

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  1. Unknown
    Just to let you all know. For some mutations to occur the pattern you plant the crops matters. Sometimes it needs to be checkerboard and other times in rows. Also sometimes certain plants being next to it can help
  2. Unknown
    Can you give me an example of this please?
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