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Fruit tree seeds are somewhat rare seeds that are planted in fruit tree patches that grow into a fruit tree as part of the Farming skill. Growing fruit trees are somewhat different to other plants, in that there is an intermediate growing stage where the seed must be grown into a sapling before being planted into a cleared fruit tree patch.

First, an empty plant pot may be used on any farming patch, even if something is growing in it, with a gardening trowel to fill the plant pot with soil. Plant one fruit tree seed on the pot with the gardening trowel and water it with a watering can. After a few minutes, the seedling will grow into a sapling which can then be planted in a cleared fruit tree patch.

In order to do this, the player must have a spade in their inventory. Before transplanting the sapling, the player can add compost, supercompost, or ultracompost to the patch, or hire a farmer to look after it in order to lower its rate of getting diseased. However, seedlings and saplings are unable to become diseased while growing in a plant pot.

When fully grown, its health must be checked before harvesting. Picking the fruit tree will yields 6 fruit at maximum.

Similar to bushes, most of the experience gained in the Farming skill is from checking on the fruit tree's health, not in planting it or picking the fruits.

Note: Saplings and trees do not need watering.

Tip: Fruit tree seeds can be obtained as common drops from mammoths in the Wilderness.[1]

List of fruit tree seeds

Level Seed Price Gp/Xp [2] Protection Growth time [3] Experience Uses
Farmer Plant Check-health Harvest Total
27 Apple tree seed 5.png
Apple tree seed
5 1.21 Sweetcorn.png
6×160 mins 22 1199.5 8.5 1272.5 Cooking ingredient
33 Banana tree seed 5.png
Banana tree seed
3 0.54 Apples(5).png
Apples×4 [4]
6×160 mins 28 1750.5 10.5 1841.5
39 Orange tree seed 5.png
Orange tree seed
5 1.01 Strawberries(5).png
Strawberries×3 [4]
6×160 mins 35.5 2470.2 13.5 2586.7 Cooking ingredient
42 Curry tree seed 5.png
Curry tree seed
12 0.76 Bananas(5).png
Bananas×5 [4]
6×160 mins 40 2906.9 15 3036.9 Curry ingredient
51 Pineapple seed 5.png
Pineapple seed
470 0.13 Watermelon.png
6×160 mins 57 4605.7 21.5 4791.7 Cooking ingredient
57 Papaya tree seed 5.png
Papaya tree seed
3,589 0.86 Pineapple.png
6×160 mins 72 6146.4 27 6380.4 Used to make supercompost
68 Palm tree seed 5.png
Palm tree seed
39,781 4.81 Papaya fruit.png
Papaya fruit×15
6×160 mins 110.5 10150.1 41.5 10509.6 Making high-level potion
  1. Mammoth
  2. Includes the cost of protection.
  3. N×160 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 160 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 All baskets required must be filled with 5 harvests.

Fruit tree patch locations