Hops can be used to brew different types of ales with the Cooking skill. Hop seeds are grown in a hops patch using the Farming skill. 4 hop seeds (only 3 Jute seeds) are required. Hops need to be watered during its growing cycle unless protection is paid for. Harvesting yields between 3 and 35 (65 with Ultracompost) hops. After a hops patch has been harvested, the patch has to be re-planted. Hops on average give less experience in planting and harvesting than allotments; however, they are not nearly as susceptible to disease as allotments. Hops patch do not a have a compost bin nearby but do have a Tool leprechaun.
Patch locations[edit | edit source]
|Hop||North of Lumbridge farm||Vasquen||Canoe; Combat bracelet to Champions' Guild; Lumbridge Teleport, Chronicle|
|Hop||North of McGrubor's Wood||Rhonen||Fairy ring code ALS; Camelot Teleport; Combat bracelet to Ranging Guild|
|Hop||Yanille||Selena||Watchtower Teleport; Fairy ring code CIQ, Yanille tablet, Nightmare Zone minigame teleport|
|Hop||Entrana||Francis||Amulet of glory to Draynor; Balloon transport system|
Hop seeds[edit | edit source]
Each patch requires 4 seeds of the same type to begin growing, with the exception of Jute seeds which requires only 3.
|Level||Seed||Payment||Growth time*||Plant XP||Harvest||Notes|
|3 buckets of compost||4x10 mins||8.5||9.5||Requires 4 seeds. Cooking it on a range turns it into Barley malt for brewing.|
|1 marigold||4x10 mins||9||10||Requires 4 seeds. Hammerstone hops are used for brewing Dwarven stout.|
|1 sack of onions||5x10 mins||10.5||12||Requires 4 seeds. Asgarnian hops are used for brewing Asgarnian ale.|
|6 barley malt||5x10 mins||13||14.5||Requires 3 seeds. Jute fibres can be woven into sacks or drift nets on a loom or as payment for protecting sweetcorn (10 needed).|
|1 basket of tomatoes||6x10 min||14.5||16||Requires 4 seeds. Yanillian hops are used for brewing Wizard's mind bomb and protecting Mahogany trees.|
|3 sacks of cabbage||7x10 min||17.5||19.5||Requires 4 seeds. Krandorian hops are used for brewing Dragon bitter.|
|1 Nasturtium||8x10 min||23||26||Requires 4 seeds. Wildblood hops are used for brewing Slayer's respite.|
- 4x10 means that every 10 minutes interval the crop grows a little and can be watered again. This happens 4 times until it is fully grown. It can then be reaped.