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Picking cactus spines
Profit per instance
Cactus patch.png
9,100 per instance
Activity time
1 minute
Minimum recurrence time
75 minutes
Effective profit
543,500 per hour
Skill requirements Quest requirements
55 Farming icon.png (higher recommended) None
Item requirements Other requirements
Ring of dueling or amulet of glory Grown cactus in patch
Experience gained Inputs
~175 Farming icon.png 1 x Cactus seed (Only needed once)
Location Outputs
Al-Kharid 7 x Cactus spine (3,882)
Plant a cactus seed in the cactus patch in Al-Kharid. It will take about 9.3 hours to grow, but can be harvested infinitely many times.

A higher Farming level results a higher average yield. The minimum yield is always three, but at 99 Farming the average is around ten spines.

Cactus spines are used to make weapon poison(+) and to pay farmers to care for yew trees. A new one spawns on the cactus every 25 minutes, for up to three total every 75 minutes. To get to the patch, simply use a ring of dueling or an amulet of glory to teleport to Al-Kharid. Pick the spines, possibly noting them with the tool leprechaun, and then bank them.

This method works well with other harvesting money-makers, such as picking papayas or coconuts. The 75 minute timer also makes it coincide well with herb-farming runs (which can be done every 90 minutes).

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