Seeds for hybrid crops can be produced in a Greenhouse (50 seeds per nursery tray); they can also be obtained when other farmers share them (20 seeds), or by visiting the Greenhouses of other farmers (5 seeds, can also be shared).
In the Greenhouse, hybrid crops are produced by combining two different seed types together (e.g., Lilac and Daffodils) to get a new special crop (in this case, Lilac Daffy). Once a hybrid crop is mastered, it is unlocked and available for purchase for coins in the market. There is no need to produce additional seeds in the Greenhouse. This explans some obscure messages such as "To Unlock Purple Tomatoes, you must have already mastered Purple Tomatoes" (originally seen when hovering your cursor over the 'Locked' label on seeds in the Market). The coin and XP yields of the hybrid crops are notably higher than those of the 'parent' seeds, so the effort of mastering them may be worthwhile.
After you have successful breed the hybrid crops, you will only be rewarded with XP when planting the seeds.
Hybrid Crops are generally used for quick leveling. Some of the seeds are also used for their profits (e.g.: purple tomatoes). Their bushels are not required in any of the crafting cottages.
List of Hybrid Crops:
Hourly coin profits are as follows:
|Seed||Cost (50)||Plow||Sell||Hours||Seed Cost||Plus Plow||Seed Profit||Profit/Hour|
As the chart shows, all but three of the Hybrid seeds are better for coin profit than the highest standard seed, Forget-Me-Not at 8.89 coin per hour.
Calculations: The above chart calculates (Sell-((Cost/50)+Plow)/Hours=Profit per Hour. Example...Purple Tomato cost 7500 to grow in the Greenhouse. It produces 50 seeds (7500/50=cost 150 coins per seed). In order to plant them the land must be Plowed for an additional 15 coin per plot (150+15=cost 165 coin per seed planted). Once harvested, the seed sells for 274 coin each (274-165=profit 109 per seed or plot). Purple Tomato takes 4 hours to grow (109/4= 27.25 coin profit per hour). NOTE: Remember when using this formula to calculate profit for other crops that daily crops are 23 hours per day, not 24.