Crops and Crop Mutations - Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Guide
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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||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||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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>|
|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|
|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|
|Pink Carnation||Winter||8 days||Carnation|
|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|
|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|
|White Tulil||Spring||8 days||Tulip|
|Yellow Tulip||Spring||8 days||Tulip|
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|
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.