Fruit tree patch

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Fruit tree patches are Farming patches used to grow fruit-bearing trees. 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.

The necessary seeds to grow them can be obtained from bird nests, drops from monsters, farming contracts, or by other means. Sources of seeds may be found in the Farming skill guide.

First, an empty plant pot may be used on any farming patch, as long as it's empty, with a gardening trowel to fill the plant pot with soil; clicking on the pot and then an empty patch works just as well if you don't have a trowel with you. 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; players must have a spade in their inventory when planting and removing the stump of a fruit tree.

Before or after transplanting the sapling, the player can add compost, supercompost, or ultracompost to the patch to reduce chance of disease. This has no effect on the amount of fruit generated by the tree. Alternatively, they can pay the nearby farmer to look after it to completely eliminate disease-risk; seedlings and saplings are unable to become diseased while growing in a plant pot. If a fruit tree becomes diseased, using secateurs or magic secateurs on it to prune the diseased leaves will bring it back to a healthy state.

Fully-grown fruit trees will bear six fruit which can be picked by players. A fruit tree will continue to grow fruit over time, to a maximum of six, unless it is cut down and its stump dug up, with a new fruit regenerating every 40 minutes. Gardeners can instantly remove a fruit tree for a fee of 200 coins. Fruits have various uses, such as being a common ingredient in Gnome cooking and other items which players can make using the Cooking skill. Some fruits are also used as ingredients in potions made using the Herblore skill.

Growing a healthy fruit tree is required for various achievement diaries.

Fruit tree seeds[edit | edit source]

Level Seed Protection Growth time[a] Plant Crop Experience[b] Cost
(Seed + Protection)
Cost per XP
Seed + Protection
27 Apple tree seed 5.png
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Apple tree (grown).png Apple Cooking apple.png
Cooking apple
1,272.5 725 0.00 0.57
33 Banana tree seed 5.png
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Banana tree (grown).png Banana Banana.png
1,841.5 2,933 0.00 1.59
39 Orange tree seed 5.png
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Orange tree (grown).png Orange Orange.png
2,586.7 2,149 0.00 0.83
42 Curry tree seed 5.png
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Curry tree (grown).png Curry Curry leaf.png
Curry leaf
3,036.9 3,637 0.00 1.20
51 Pineapple seed 5.png
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Pineapple plant (grown).png Pineapple Pineapple.png
4,791.7 209 0.00 0.04
57 Papaya tree seed 5.png
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Papaya tree (grown).png Papaya Papaya fruit.png
Papaya fruit
6,380.4 1,912 0.02 0.30
68 Palm tree seed 5.png
Palm tree
Papaya fruit.png
Papaya fruit×15
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Palm tree (grown).png Palm Coconut.png
10,509.6 42,576 1.57 4.05
81 Dragonfruit tree seed 5.png
6×160 mins
(16 Hours)
Dragonfruit tree (grown).png Dragonfruit Dragonfruit.png
17,895 179,903 8.34 10.05
  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. ^ Assumes 6 fruits are harvested.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 3.2 All baskets must be filled with 5 produce.

Fruit tree patches[edit | edit source]

Location Closest teleport Image
Tree Gnome Stronghold
Gardener: Bolongo
Bolongo location.png
East of Catherby
Gardener: Ellena
Ellena location.png
West of Tree Gnome maze
Gardener: Gileth
Gileth location.png
North of Brimhaven
Gardener: Garth
Garth location.png
Gardener: Liliwen
Liliwen location.png
Farming Guild

(Farming 85 Farming required)
Gardener: Nikkie

Farming Guild Fruit Tree Patch location.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
28 April 2016
(update | poll)

It is now possible to add compost or supercompost to any farming patch during any growth stage of a crop.

8 October 2015

Left-click pruning farming patches now checks for held magic secateurs.