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Gout tubers can be planted in a herb patch with level 29 Farming in order to produce goutweeds. It cannot be planted at the disease-free Troll Stronghold herb patch. Goutweed can be traded to Sanfew in Taverley, for a random herb per goutweed.

Growing goutweed is generally impractical since the herbs received from Sanfew are random, and gout tubers are very costly compared to standard herb seeds. If goutweed is needed for other reasons, planting a tuber could prevent a lengthy trip to the troll stronghold. It is highly recommended to use ultracompost on the patch and watch it carefully, as the goutweed can die.


A gout tuber before it is dug out of the ground.

A Gout tuber can only be obtained while hacking jungles during the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup activity, or by trading other players. Sometimes after hacking down jungle during the activity, players will receive a message: You hack away the remaining bush to reveal an unusual plant. The unusual plant has a 1% chance of appearing when hacking any kind of jungle[1]. Players will need to use a spade on the plant as there is no option to dig it up - doing so gives the player a tuber. Since the chance of a unusual plant appearing is the same for any jungle, the quickest way to obtain a Gout tuber would be to focus on hacking Dense Jungle with a Machete.

Safta Doc requires a gout tuber when making a gem-bladed machete for the player - having a gem-bladed machete created in this manner is a medium task in the Karamja Diary.

Farming info

Gout tuber
Farming level 29
Patch Herb
Seeds per 1 seed
Payment N/A
Time 80 min (4x20 min)
Crop Goutweed
Planting 105
Harvesting 45


  • A similar item to a Gout tuber identified as a Goutweedy lump appears in My Arm's Big Adventure when a human was boiled into a stew along with a lump of Gout tuber he possessed, the man was eaten but lumpy remnants of the tuber can be found in the Cooking Pot at Death Plateau.
  • Before an update on 30 March 2017, gout tubers could be dug up by other players. If a player left it alone after it appears, someone else could dig it up.

See also


  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 March 2016. Mod Ash: "[@JagexAsh Whats the spawn rate of a gout tuber, ive been here for 6 hours. Does it matter which jungle i hack at?] 1% from any type."