Fruit tree patch
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.
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; 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. 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.
Fully-grown fruit trees will bear fruit which can be picked by players. A fruit tree will continue to grow fruit over time, unless it is cut down and its stump dug up, with a new fruit regenerating every 45 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 ||Experience||Seed and Protection Cost||Cost per XP||Uses|
|Plant||Check-health||Harvest||Total ||Total||Seed only||Seed and Protection|
- N×160 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 160 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
- Assume 6 fruit is harvested.
- All baskets required must be filled with 5 harvests.
Fruit tree patches[edit | edit source]
|Tree Gnome Stronghold||Bolongo|
|East of Catherby||Ellena|
|West of Tree Gnome maze||Gileth|
|North of Brimhaven
Warning: You are likely to get attacked by level 44 Jungle spiders if your combat is under 89.
Note: You can also use the Charter ships from various locations to Brimhaven for a fee. There is a ship relatively close to the Catherby patch. This option is convenient for players not on the Standard spellbook.