Seeds are items that members use to grow crops with the Farming skill.

Notes: Growth times given here are minimum times. Disease occurs at the end of a growth cycle and prevents advancement to the next cycle, essentially causing the cycle to be repeated. Occasionally cycles can be repeated, anyway, without the incidence of disease. Using compost, supercompost or ultracompost reduces the occurrence of repeated cycles, whether through disease or at random, helping to ensure the speediest growth.

Allotments

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Uses
Flower Farmer Plant Harvest Total [2]
1 Potato seed 5.png
Potato seed
Marigolds.png
Marigold
Compost.png
Compost×2
4×10 mins 8 9 98
5 Onion seed 5.png
Onion seed
Marigolds.png
Marigold
Empty sack.png
Potatoes(10)×1[3]
4×10 mins 9.5 10.5 114.5
7 Cabbage seed 5.png
Cabbage seed
Rosemary.png
Rosemary
Empty sack.png
Onions(10)×1[3]
4×10 mins 10 11.5 125
12 Tomato seed 5.png
Tomato seed
Marigolds.png
Marigold
Empty sack.png
Cabbages(10)×2[3]
4×10 mins 12.5 14 152.5
20 Sweetcorn seed 5.png
Sweetcorn seed
Scarecrow.png
Scarecrow
Jute fibre.png
Jute fibre×10
5×10 mins 17 19 207
31 Strawberry seed 5.png
Strawberry seed
None Apples(5).png
Apples(5)×1[4]
6×10 mins 26 29 316
47 Watermelon seed 5.png
Watermelon seed
Nasturtiums.png
Nasturtiums
Curry leaf.png
Curry leaf×10
8×10 mins 48.5 54.5 593.5
  1. N×10 mins means the crop will grow a little and can be watered again for each 10 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. Assume 10 crops are harvested.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Each sack must be filled with 10 harvests.
  4. Each basket must be filled with 5 harvests.

Flowers

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Uses
Plant Check Harvest Total [2]
2 Marigold seed 5.png
Marigold seed
None 4×5 mins 8.5 N/A 47 55.5
11 Rosemary seed 5.png
Rosemary seed
None 4×5 mins 12 N/A 66.5 78.5
24 Nasturtium seed 5.png
Nasturtium seed
None 4×5 mins 19.5 N/A 111 130.5
25 Woad seed 5.png
Woad seed
None 4×5 mins 20.5 N/A 115.5 136 Making various dyes
26 Limpwurt seed 5.png
Limpwurt seed
None 4×5 mins 21.5 18.5 120 160 (Super) Strength potion ingredient
  1. N×5 mins means the crop will grow a little and can be watered again for each| means the crop will grow a little and can be watered again for each 5 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. Most flowers yield 1 flower when picked, but woad leaves and limpwurt roots will yield 3 produce.

Hops

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Uses
Farmer Plant Harvest Total [2]
3 Barley seed 5.png
Barley seed
Compost.png
Compost×3
4×10 mins 8.5 9.5 103.5 Raw ingredient for brewing

Payment to protect jute plants (6)

4 Hammerstone seed 5.png
Hammerstone seed
Marigolds.png
Marigold×1
4×10 mins 9 10 109 Dwarven stout ingredient

Payment to protect barberry bush (15)

8 Asgarnian seed 5.png
Asgarnian seed
Empty sack.png
Onions(10)×1[3]
5×10 mins 10.9 12 130.9 Asgarnian ale ingredient

Payment to protect reed plants (15)

13 Jute seed 5.png
Jute seed
Barley malt.png
Barley malt×6
5×10 mins 13 14.5 158

Payment to protect sweetcorn allotment (10)

16 Yanillian seed 5.png
Yanillian seed
Tomatoes(5).png
Tomatoes(5)×1[4]
6×10 mins 14.5 16 174.5 Wizard's mind bomb ingredient

Payment to protect Mahogany Trees (50)

21 Krandorian seed 5.png
Krandorian seed
Empty sack.png
Cabbages(10)×3[3]
7×10 mins 17.5 19.5 212.5 Dragon bitter ingredient
28 Wildblood seed 5.png
Wildblood seed
Nasturtiums.png
Nasturtiums×1
8×10 mins 23 26 283 Slayer's respite ingredient
  1. N×10 mins means the crop will grow a little and can be watered again for each 10 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. Assume 10 hops are harvested
  3. 3.0 3.1 All sacks required must be filled with 10 harvests.
  4. Each basket must be filled with 5 harvests.

Bushes

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Uses
Farmer Plant Check health Harvest Total [2]
10 Redberry seed 5.png
Redberry seed
Empty sack.png
Cabbages(10)×4[3]
5×20 mins 11.5 64 4.5 93.5
22 Cadavaberry seed 5.png
Cadavaberry seed
Tomatoes(5).png
Tomatoes(5)x3[4]
6×20 mins 18 102.5 7 148.5 Making Cadava potion
36 Dwellberry seed 5.png
Dwellberry seed
Strawberries(5).png
Strawberries(5)×3[4]
7×20 mins 31.5 177.5 12 257
48 Jangerberry seed 5.png
Jangerberry seed
Watermelon.png
Watermelons×6
8×20 mins 50.5 284.5 19 411
59 Whiteberry seed 5.png
Whiteberry seed
Mushroom.png
Bittercap mushroom×8
8×20 mins 78 437.5 29 631.5
70 Poison ivy seed 5.png
Poison ivy seed
N/A[5] 8×20 mins 120 675 45 975 Weapon poison++ ingredient
  1. N×20 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 20 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. Assume 4 berries are picked.
  3. All sacks required must be filled with 10 harvests.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Each basket must be filled with 5 harvests.
  5. Poison ivy will never become diseased.

Trees

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Cost per XP Uses [2]
Farmer Plant Check-health Total Seed only Seed and Protection
15 Acorn 5.png
Acorn
Tomatoes(5).png
Tomatoes(5)×1[3]
5×40 mins 14 467.3 481.3 0.12 1.11
30 Willow seed 5.png
Willow seed
Apples(5).png
Apples(5)×1[3]
7×40 mins 25 1456.5 1481.5 2.44 3.12
45 Maple seed 5.png
Maple seed
Oranges(5).png
Oranges(5)×1[3]
8×40 mins 45 3403.4 3448.4 8.21 8.35
60 Yew seed 5.png
Yew seed
Cactus spine.png
Cactus spine×10
10×40 mins 81 7069.9 7150.9 9.53 11.34
75 Magic seed 5.png
Magic seed
Coconut.png
Coconut×25
12×40 mins 145.5 13768.3 13913.8 8.55 11.91
  1. N×40 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 40 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. All tree roots can be used to make supercompost and crossbow string.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 All baskets required must be filled with 5 harvests.

Fruit trees

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Cost per XP Uses
Farmer Plant Check-health Harvest Total [2] Seed only Seed and Protection
27 Apple tree seed 5.png
Apple tree seed
Sweetcorn.png
Sweetcorn×9
6×160 mins 22 1199.5 8.5 1272.5 0 1.21 Cooking ingredient

Payment to protect strawberry plant, willow tree (5 = 1 basket), banana tree (20 = 4 baskets)

33 Banana tree seed 5.png
Banana tree seed
Apples(5).png
Apples(5)×4[3]
6×160 mins 28 1750.5 10.5 1841.5 0 2.17
39 Orange tree seed 5.png
Orange tree seed
Strawberries(5).png
Strawberries(5)×3[3]
6×160 mins 35.5 2470.2 13.5 2586.7 0 1.01 Cooking ingredient
42 Curry tree seed 5.png
Curry tree seed
Bananas(5).png
Bananas(5)×5[3]
6×160 mins 40 2906.9 15 3036.9 0 0.76 Curry ingredient
51 Pineapple seed 5.png
Pineapple seed
Watermelon.png
Watermelon×10
6×160 mins 57 4605.7 21.5 4791.7 0.1 0.13 Cooking ingredient
57 Papaya tree seed 5.png
Papaya tree seed
Pineapple.png
Pineapple×10
6×160 mins 72 6146.4 27 6380.4 0.56 0.86 Payment Method for Palm Tree

Restores Run Energy

68 Palm tree seed 5.png
Palm tree seed
Papaya fruit.png
Papaya fruit×15
6×160 mins 110.5 10150.1 41.5 10509.6 3.79 4.81 Used for gathering Coconut milk and Coconut shell
  1. N×160 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 160 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. Assume 6 fruit is harvested.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 All baskets required must be filled with 5 harvests.

Herbs

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Uses
Plant Harvest Total [2]
9 Herb seed 5.png
Guam seed
No 4×20 mins 11 12.5 98.5 Ingredient of


14 Herb seed 5.png
Marrentill seed
No 4×20 mins 13.5 15 118.5
19 Herb seed 5.png
Tarromin seed
No 4×20 mins 16 18 142 Ingredient of


26 Herb seed 5.png
Harralander seed
No 4×20 mins 21.5 24 189.5 Ingredient of


29 Gout tuber.png
Gout tuber
No 4×20 mins 105 45 420
  • Making a gem-bladed machete
  • Exchange with Sanfew for random herbs
32 Herb seed 5.png
Ranarr seed
No 4×20 mins 27 30.5 240.5 Ingredient of
38 Herb seed 5.png
Toadflax seed
No 4×20 mins 34 38.5 303.5 Ingredient of


44 Herb seed 5.png
Irit seed
No 4×20 mins 43 48.5 382.5 Ingredient of


50 Herb seed 5.png
Avantoe seed
No 4×20 mins 54.5 61.5 485 Ingredient of


56 Herb seed 5.png
Kwuarm seed
No 4×20 mins 69 78 615 Ingredient of


62 Herb seed 5.png
Snapdragon seed
No 4×20 mins 87.5 98.5 777 Ingredient of


67 Herb seed 5.png
Cadantine seed
No 4×20 mins 106.5 120 946.5 Ingredient of


73 Herb seed 5.png
Lantadyme seed
No 4×20 mins 134.5 151.5 1195 Ingredient of


79 Herb seed 5.png
Dwarf weed seed
No 4×20 mins 170.5 192 1514.5 Ingredient of


85 Herb seed 5.png
Torstol seed
No 4×20 mins 199.5 224.5 1771 Ingredient of


  1. N×20 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 20 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. Assume 7 herbs are picked.

Special

Level Seed Protection Growth time [1] Experience Uses
Farmer Plant Check-health Harvest Total
23 Seaweed spore 5.png
Seaweed spore
Numulite 25.png
Numulite × 200
7 × 5 mins 19 N/A 21 40[2]
35 Teak seed 5.png
Teak seed
Limpwurt root.png
Limpwurt root × 15
8 × 560 mins 25 7,290 N/A 7,315
36 Grape seed 5.png
Grape seed
Free 8 x 5 mins 31.5 625 40 400 [3]
  • Cooking ingredient
53 Mushroom spore 5.png
Mushroom spore
6×40 mins 61.5 N/A 57.7 407.7 [4]
  • Cooking ingredient
55 Mahogany seed 5.png
Mahogany seed
Yanillian hops.png
Yanillian hops × 25
9 × 568.8 mins 63 15,720 N/A 15,783
55 Cactus seed 5.png
Cactus seed
Cadava berries.png
Cadava berries×6
7×80 mins 66.5 374 25 515.5 [3]
63 Belladonna seed 5.png
Belladonna seed
N/A 4×80 mins 91 N/A 512 603 [5] Weapon poison++ ingredient
72 Calquat tree seed 5.png
Calquat tree seed
Poison ivy berries.png
Poison ivy berries×8
8×160 mins 129.5 12096 48.5 12516.5 [6]
83 Spirit seed 5.png
Spirit seed [7]
Monkey nuts.png
Monkey nuts×5
Monkey bar.png
Monkey bar×1
Ground tooth.png
Ground tooth×1
11×320 mins 199.5 19301.8 N/A 19501.3 Spirit tree network
  1. N×X mins means the crop will grow a little for each X minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. 6-53 giant seaweeds are harvested per patch.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Assumes 10 grapes are harvested. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cactus assumption" defined multiple times with different content
  4. 6 Bittercap mushrooms are harvested at a time.
  5. 1 Cave nightshade is harvested at a time.
  6. Assume 6 Calquat fruit is harvested.
  7. Only 1 spirit tree can be planted at a time.

Payment item alternative locations

Payment Item Locations
Compost.png
Compost
Buy from farming shops near vegetable patches or from farmers near farming patches.
Empty sack.png Potato.png
Potatoes
North of Ardougne, Northwest of Lumbridge, Northeast of Lumbridge, Miscellania, buy from Hudo in The Grand Tree. Also found in larder in a Player-owned house
Empty sack.png Onion.png
Onions
Onion field in Rimmington, small onion patch behind chicken coops northwest of Lumbridge, Rellekka, buy from Hudo in The Grand Tree.
Empty sack.png Cabbage.png
Cabbages
Cabbage field near Falador, field in Rimmington, Monastery, northwest of Lumbridge, Miscellania, Rellekka.
Apples(5).png Cooking apple.png
Apples
3 spawns in Cooks' Guild, one spawn in farming shop north of Ardougne, buy from Food Chest in Lumbridge Castle after starting Recipe for Disaster, There are 3 quickly respawning barrels of apples on the pirate ship to Moon Clan Island Lunar Diplomacy.
Bananas(5).png Banana.png
Bananas
Banana trees on Karamja, right by Amulet of Glory teleport spot; buy from Trader Crewmember at charter docks, bones to bananas spell.
Oranges(5).png Orange.png
Oranges
Buy in The Grand Tree from Heckel Funch or Hudo - 10 at each store.
Pineapple.png
Pineapples
Pineapple plants on Karamja, buy in The Grand Tree from Heckel Funch or Hudo - 10 in each store, Trade Crewmember in Catherby and Karamja north pier - 15 in each store, noted pineapples dropped by tortoises at Grand Tree and north of Tree Gnome Village, noted and un-noted pineapples dropped by kurask in either slayer dungeon.
Tomatoes(5).png Tomato.png
Tomato
Various single spawns. Purchase in Food stores around RuneScape. Buy in The Grand Tree from Hudo. Buy from Food Chest in Lumbridge Castle after starting Recipe for Disaster.

Acquiring seeds

The following are several ways to get the seeds needed for farming:

  • Seeds can be bought from other players.
  • Picking a vegetable from one of the non-player-owned fields dotted around RuneScape occasionally provides a seed as well.
  • Pickpocketing farmers with level 10 Thieving, which will occasionally give potato seeds.
  • On populated worlds it is easy to get large amounts of lower level seeds from players training thieving at the Master Farmer and dropping the lower level seeds.
    • An alternative for lower-level players who wish to acquire seeds but do not have the required thieving levels to pickpocket from Martin the Master Gardener or from Olivia's stall is to simply stand around Draynor Marketplace near the stalls and wait for players to drop seeds they are pickpocketing. (Many players train thieving here and end up dropping a lot of their seeds on the ground because they're either doing it only for experience, have no room in their inventories, or are simply not getting the seeds they want and drop the lower-level ones.)
  • Pickpocketing Master Farmers (including Martin the Master Gardener) with level 38 Thieving for all seeds except tree seeds and fruit tree seeds.
  • Buying from Olivia who runs the seed stall in Draynor Village. Only low-level-farming seeds are available for purchase.
  • Stealing from Olivia's stall with level 27 Thieving. (You will not be able to purchase seeds from her for a short period of time if you steal from her.
  • Bird's nests give tree and fruit tree seeds and can be obtained from the following ways:
  • Managing Miscellania for seeds and bird's nests. Allocating resources to cutting wood gives bird nests, allocating resources to herbs or flax can yield herb seeds, and allocating resources to farming gives a wide variety of seeds. The Throne of Miscellania quest is required (and Royal Trouble for the farming).
  • Monster drops. Ogres, Moss giants, Aberrant spectres, and Dagannoths are a few examples of monsters with good seed drops.
  • Catching implings, especially Nature implings.
  • Watermelon seeds can be obtained as a reward in the Temple Trekking minigame.

See also


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