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Released28 February 2001 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA strong smelling onion.
Value3 coins
High alch1 coin
Low alch1 coin
Weight0.15 kg
Respawn time100 ticks (60 seconds)
Grand Exchange
Exchange49 coins (info)
Buy limit13,000
Daily volume14,506
Advanced data
Item ID1957
Onion detail.png

Onions are food items grown at level 5 Farming, taking 40 minutes to grow and granting 10.5 experience upon harvesting or checking health. An onion allotment requires 3 onion seeds to grow. Farmers will look after your onion patch if you pay them 1 sack of potatoes. A flower patch of marigolds also provides protection. Onions can be stored in sacks. When eaten at full health, a message appears saying "It's always sad to see a grown man/woman cry". Eating an onion restores 1 Hitpoint.

They can be found or bought in several locations:

Onions are used as a Cooking ingredient for:

An onion is used in the Witch's Potion quest as an ingredient.

It is also used to make yellow dye by Aggie the Witch in Draynor Village. To create it, 5 coins and two onions are needed.

Products[edit | edit source]

Chopped onion.pngChopped onion
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Half made batta (vegetable).pngHalf made batta (vegetable)
Member icon.png
  • Cooking 28
  • Cooking 40
Half made bowl (veg ball).pngHalf made bowl (veg ball)
Member icon.png
  • Cooking 35
  • Cooking 50
Half made bowl (worm hole).pngHalf made bowl (worm hole)
Member icon.png
  • Cooking 30
  • Cooking 50
Kebab mix.pngKebab mix
Member icon.png
  • Cooking 58
  • Cooking 0
Onion & tomato.pngOnion & tomato
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Part garden pie (onion).pngPart garden pie (onion)
Member icon.png
  • Cooking 34
  • Cooking 0
Ugthanki & onion.pngUgthanki & onion
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Yellow dye.pngYellow dye
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None
Yellow dye.pngYellow dye
(Ali the dyer)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Mystery box MembersN/A Casket.png11/15
Mystery box EntranaN/A Casket.png11/15
Onion plant Grown Farming icon.png1Always
Veg stall2 Thieving icon.png1Unknown

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Lumbridge General Store - 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]Free-to-play icon.png1Maplink

Patches[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Fred the Farmer's farmhouse (north-west of Lumbridge)Free-to-play icon.png12Maplink
South of Mount QuidamortemMember icon.png9Maplink
RellekkaMember icon.png7Maplink
Prifddinas (Crwys district)Member icon.png16Maplink
Feldip HillsMember icon.png3Maplink
RimmingtonFree-to-play icon.png15Maplink
HosidiusMember icon.png28Maplink
South of the Farming GuildMember icon.png12Maplink
North-west HosidiusMember icon.png10Maplink

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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in stock
sold at
bought at
Alice's Farming shop.Farm west of Port Phasmatys01m Coins 3.png 3Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Prifddinas FoodstuffsPrifddinas101m Coins 3.png 3Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Richard's Farming shop.North of East Ardougne01m Coins 3.png 3Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Sarah's Farming shop.Farm south of Falador01m Coins 3.png 3Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Miscellanian Food ShopMiscellania and Etceteria Dungeon51m Coins 3.png 3Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Greengrocer of MiscellaniaMiscellania101m Coins 3.png 3Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Island GreengrocerEtceteria101m Coins 3.png 3Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Grand Tree GroceriesGrand Tree101m Coins 3.png 3Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Vanessa's Farming shop.Catherby01m Coins 3.png 3Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 July 2005

An "Eat" option was added.

Quests Used In[edit | edit source]