><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< RRRR U U N N EEEEE FFFFF AAA CCCC TTTTT OOO RRRR Y Y R R U U NN N E F A A C T O O R R Y Y RRRR U U N N N EEEEE FFFFF AAAAA C T O O RRRR Y R R U U N NN E F A A C T O O R R Y R R UUU N N EEEEE F A A CCCC T OOO R R Y FFFFF RRRR OOO N N TTTTT I EEEEE RRRR F R R O O NN N T I E R R FFFFF RRRR O O N N N T I EEE RRRR F R R O O N NN T I E R R F R R OOO N N T I EEEEE R R Crops Guide by Demon from Above ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< Sites authorized to display this guide: * GameFAQS.com * NeoSeeker.com * runefrontier.wikia.com * GamesRadar.com * CheatPlanet.com ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****Introduction ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< I am writing this short reference chart for Rune Factory Frontier, because I really enjoy playing it and believe that having these charts at hand while playing will mark a huge difference when planning out you crops for any season. Crops are an essential part of this game and it's really helpful to know a bit about them before you begin. This is what this short in-depth guide will cover. It will provide you with useful information about all the crops, how much it will cost you, their growth rate and what you get for the return price. I hope this short guide can help you become a better farmer and get you bucketloads of money, cooking and crafting supplies. ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****Version History ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< v1.1 (4/24/09) - Fixed some minor spelling issues. It is of my understanding that some of the profitability table values are a bit off, and somewhat confusing. Next update I'll put up a formula to make it easier to understand how these are calculated and provide separate values for Homestead and Dungeon planting. v1.0 (4/10/09) - Started this guide. ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****General Information ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< Rune Factory Frontier is a Farming/Dating Simulation Role-Playing game, it was developed by Marvelous and published by Xseed Games, and was released on 03/17/09. Rune Factort Frontier basically begins with Raguna (you) searching for a missing girl. That missing girl turns out to be Mist, who has moved to a new town because someone is calling to her in her dreams. Then you move into the town as well, and where else would you move than the abandoned house right next to hers. The house you occupy has an enormous field, which you can work on to grow and harvest crops. ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****Growing Crops ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< Altough it's a pretty straightforward process to people familiar with the Harvest Moon and the Rune Factory series, people new to the game could need some pointers on the process of growing and harvesting crops. All of this information is available in-game from Erik, who lives in the south district west of your house. At the start of a game, you're presented with a bag of turnip seeds, a cheap Hoe and a cheap Watering can. These tools will allow you to plant a couple of full 9x9 squares from day one, until you aquire the hammer and the axe, which will allow you to clean your fields further and have more room for crops. Basically, to grow crops, you need to follow the following steps. 1. Clear the land you want to work free of debris. This includes weeds and herbs (which can be picked by hand), stones(which can be smashed with a hammer*), twigs and tree stumps (which can be cut with an axe**) 2. Once the land is clear of any debris, grab that cheap hoe you were given at the start of the game and plow each square of land you want to work on. Remember that seeds are sown in 9x9 squares, so till your lands accorgingly. 3. When you're done plowing the land, equip the seeds for the crops you wish to harvest, stand in the middle of the 9x9 square you tilled and press the A button so sow them. Repeat for any other seeds you wish to sow in other 9x9 squares. 4. When you land is clean, lands are tilled and the seeds are sown, take that watering can you were given, fill it up at the fountain northeast of your field or at any other body of water and water each square with planted seeds on it everyday (except when it rains, for obvious reasons. You can still do it when it rains, but it won't make any difference.) 5. After a couple of days, depending on which crop you planted (and other factors like prosperity*** and formula bonuses), you will see the ripe crops on your field, ready to be harvested. To harvest them, just stand in front of them and press the B button to pull them off the ground. From there, you can carry it over to the shipping bin, move it into your inventory by pressing the B button, or eat it by pressing any direction on the crontrol pad. If you intend to ship out your crops, you can put them all into your bag, and then get them from your bag to the shipping bin, so you don't have to lose time running back and forth to the shipping bin. 6. Some crops can be re-harvested multiple times, while some others will have to be re-planted for each time you harvest them. Seeds for re-harvestable crops are usually more expensive for this reason. If you're dealing with non- reharvestable plants, you will need to follow steps 3 to 5 everytime you harvest crops and wish to harvest some more in the future. * Larger stones and boulders need to be broken by an upgraded hammer. ** Tree stumps can only be chopped down by an upgraded axe. *** For more information on prosperity, check the sticky topics on the Rune Factory Frontier board on GameFAQs. ::::::::::::::::: NOTE: Make sure you plant seeds for the season you're in. Out-of-season crops just wither and die ::::::::::::::::: ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****Crop Table ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< The chart below is pretty self-explanatory, and probably the main reason most people will be accessing this guide. Crops are listed by season, and various useful information about each crop is then presented to the right. Seed: Price in gold to buy a bag of seeds. Crop: Amount in gold you'll get for shipping out each crop. Harvest Time: How long it takes the crop to grow normally. Days/Stage: How many days each crop stays in a given stage (seed, sprout and so on.) Re-Harvest: whether said crop is re-harvestable or if you need to plant seeds again. Short Possib: Shortest possible harvest time. For this, you should have 8 areas in prosperity, water daily and add the max level of formula daily. --------- ***Spring --------- Seed Crop Harvest Time Days/Stage Re-harvest Short Possib Turnips: 10G 210G 4d (1,1,1,1) no 4d Cucumber: 680G 340G 10d (1,1,2,6) 6d 4d Cabbage: 1020G 680G 11d (1,2,2,6) no 4d Potato: 600G 400G 7d (1,2,1,3) no 4d Strawberry: 200G 100G 8d (1,2,3,2) 2d 4d GoldTurnip: -- 500G 8d (1,2,2,3) no 4d Moondrop: 460G 217G 4d (1,1,1,1) no 4d Toy Herb: 1900G 900G 15d (6,4,4,1) no 5d Emery Flower: 26000G 19200G 120d (30,30,30,30) no 29d Blue Crystal: 22000G 13000G 100d (25,25,25,25) no 24d Lamp Grass: 19000G 11000G 90d (30,20,20,20) no 20d Cherry Grass: 12000G 6500G 60d (20,20,10,10) no 13d *note - Gold Turnip seeds can be obtained during Adult day. Just put the gold turnip you get into the seedmaker to get seeds. --------- ***Summer --------- Seed Crop Harvest Time Days/Stage Re-harvest Short Possib Onion: 660G 450G 8d (2,2,2,2) no 4d Tomato: 420G 210G 10d (2,2,2,4) 4d 4d Corn: 300G 150G 14d (3,4,4,3) 3d 4d Pumpkin: 1125G 750G 12d (3,2,2,5) no 4d Pinapple: 800G 400G 18d (3,4,4,7) 7d 4d Gold Pumpkin: -- 980G 15d (4,2,2,7) no 4d Pink Cat: 1100G 520G 9d (4,2,2,1) no 4d Green Crystal: 22000G 13000G 100d (25,25,25,25) no 24d Fireflower: 19000G 11000G 90d (30,20,20,20) no 20d 4LeafClover: 12000G 6500G 60d (15,15,15,15) no 13d IronLeaf: 7000G 3500G 40d (10,10,10,10) no 9d --------- ***Autumn --------- Seed Crop Harvest Time Days/Stage Re-harvest Short Possib Bell Pepper: 400G 200G 9d (1,2,2,4) 4d 4d Spinach: 390G 270G 5d (1,1,1,2) no 4d Eggplant: 560G 280G 9d (1,1,2,5) 5d 4d Yam: 280G 140G 6d (1,1,1,3) 3d 4d Carrots: 810G 540G 9d (1,2,2,4) no 4d CharmBlue: 1500G 710G 12d (5,3,3,1) no 4d Red Crystal: 22000G 13000G 100d (25,25,25,25) no 24d PomPomGrass: 19000G 11000G 90d (20,30,20,20) no 20d AutumnGrass: -- 6500G 60d (15,15,15,15) no 13d NoelGrass: 7000G 3500G 40d (10,10,10,10) no 9d --------- ***All-Season --------- Seed Crop Harvest Time Days/Stage Re-harvest Short Possib Fodder 30G -- 5d (1,1,1,2) 2d -- White Rose: -- 810G 13d (6,3,2,2) no 5d Blue Rose: -- 1040G 15d (6,3,2,2) no 7d Unknown Flower -- 1150G 18d (7,5,5,1) no 5d ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****Crop Uses ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< Crops are useful for much more than just throwing them on the shipping bin: they can be made into delicious dishes you can take on your adventures for HP/RP/Stat bonuses, or you can give specific ones to girls to make them love you more. Some crops are also useful for crafting items, which are the uses that will be listed in this guide. For an in-depth cooking guide, check BIGEggman's cooking guide right here on GameFAQs. --------- ***Spring --------- Used in Moondrop: Headdress,Wind Cape,Corsage Toy Herb: StylishHat,Furry Hat&Belt,EarthCape,PoisonRing Emery Flower: Tiara, DiamondRing,Corsage Blue Crystal: Corsage Lamp Grass: WhaleHat, Rosario Cherry Grass: Corsage --------- ***Summer --------- Used in Pink Cat: Cat Ears, Silent Ring, Fire Cape Green Crystal: Corsage Fireflower: The Hammer, Magic Ring 4LeafClover: Joy Can, Elephant Mask, Critical7, Black Robe IronLeaf: Steel Sushir, Blessed Hoe, Gold Hairpin --------- ***Autumn --------- Used in Charm Blue: Headdress, Corsage, Paralysis Ring Red Crystal: Corsage AutumnGrass: Corsage (x2) NoelGrass: Miracle Axe, Sacred Pole --------- ***All-Season --------- Used in Blue Rose: Wedding Bouquet ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****Profitability Table ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< - This table assumes continuous planting over 29-30 days. Broken up into columns, denoting avg Gold income/Day depending on how many areas you have prospering. - The 0 column is your profitability when you have zero prosperous runey areas (i.e. when you first start out). As you get more areas to prosperity, the profitability changes. - This table does not take into account the cost of seed bags. --------- ***Spring --------- 0 1 2~4 5~7 8 Turnip 470 470 470 470 470 Cabbage 494 680 777 906 1088 Potato 457 640 800 800 800 Gold Turnip 500 800* 1000* 1000 1000 Moondrop(seed) 460 460 460 460 460 Toy Herb(seed) 506* 633 844 1266* 1520* Cucumber(29days) 410 515 621 832 1360 Strawberry(29days) 337 772 803 803 803 --------- ***Summer --------- 0 1 2~4 5~7 8 Onion 450 900* 900 900 900 Pumpkin 500 750 1000 1200 1500 Gold Pumpkin 522* 712 871 1120 1306 PinkCat(seed) 488 733 880 1100 1100 Tomato(30days) 371 560 812 1694* 1694* Corn(30days) 265 490 1120* 1210 1210 Pineapple(30??) 226 346 586 706 1066 --------- ***Autumn --------- 0 1 2~4 5~7 8 Spinach 432 540 540 540 540 Carrot 480 720* 864 1080 1080 CharmBlue(seed) 500* 666 1000 1200 1500 BellPepper(30days) 353 533 773 1613* 1613 Eggplant(30days) 410 494 746 1082 2258* Yam(30days) 373 541 1129* 1129 1129 --------- ***All-Season --------- 0 1 2~4 5~7 8 White Rose 498 720 925 1080 1260 Blue Rose 554 756 924 1040 1180 Unknown Flower 511 613 766 1022 1533 --------- ***Long-Term Flowers --------- 0 1 2~4 5~7 8 120 day flowers 1280 1324 1371 1422 1476 100 day flowers 1040 1083 1130 1181 1238 90 day flowers 977 1023 1073 1128 1189 60 day flowers 866 928 1000 1083 1181 40 day flowers 700 777 875 1000 1166 * denotes most profitable crop per season per runey area bonus ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< *****That's it! ______________________________________________________________________________ ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< That's pretty much all there is to this guide. If you have any questions, contributions, or you believe any of the data contained in this guide here is incorrect, please drop me an email at ariasfx at cableonda.net, or ask about it on the GameFAQs RFF message boards. Special thanks to foifoi2 for neatly compiling up all of this information.