Picking cactus spines

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Picking cactus spines
Profit per instance
Cactus patch.png
7,300 per instance
Activity time
1 minute
Minimum recurrence time
75 minutes
Effective profit
438,500 per hour
Skill requirements Quest requirements
55 FarmingFarming icon.png (higher recommended) None
Item requirements Other requirements
Ring of dueling or amulet of glory Grown cactus in patch
Experience gained Inputs
~175 FarmingFarming icon.png 1 x Cactus seed.png: Inventory image of Cactus seedCactus seed (Only needed once)
Location Outputs
Al-Kharid 7 x Cactus spine.png: Inventory image of Cactus spineCactus spine (3,132)

Plant a cactus seed in the cactus patch in Al-Kharid, which takes about 9.3 hours to grow. Once fully grown, it can be harvested for cactus spines. The minimum yield is always three, higher farming levels yield a higher average, but at 99 farming, the average is around ten spines. Spines can be harvested once every 25 minutes, up to a total of three spines every 75 minutes.

Cactus spines are used to make weapon poison(+) and to pay farmers to care for yew trees. 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 80 minutes).

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