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Released11 July 2005 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA juicy watermelon.
Value48 coins
High alch28 coins
Low alch19 coins
Weight0.113 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange19 coins (info)
Buy limit11,000
Daily volume835,133
Advanced data
Item ID5982
Watermelon detail.png

A watermelon is an item of food produced via the farming skill. They are grown at level 47 Farming by planting 3 watermelon seeds in an allotment patch, which yields 48.5 experience points. Watermelons take 1 hour and 20 minutes to grow. The amount of watermelons a crop yields is random, but depending on what compost was used, if any. Wielding magic secateurs during harvesting also increases the yield by 10%. 54.4 experience is awarded per watermelon harvested.

When planted in the corresponding flower patch, a nasturtium seed will help protect the growing watermelons from disease; alternatively, a gardener can be paid 10 curry leaves to watch over a watermelon plant and ensure it grows.

Like pineapples, watermelons cannot be consumed whole; players must first use a knife to cut the watermelon into three slices. Each slice heals 5% of the player's base Hitpoints level. At level 80 Hitpoints or higher, one watermelon will restore 15 Hitpoints assuming all three slices are consumed.

Thus, as a food source, watermelons are a cheaper alternative to conventional mid-range food items such as monkfish for those with at least level 80 Hitpoints. It is possible to have a near-full inventory of watermelons (leaving two slots open in which to receive the slices) and slice them when required. The drawback, however, is that a relatively lengthy animation plays when slicing a watermelon, preventing the player from any concurrent actions or movement for roughly two seconds. Consuming the entire watermelon is also done in three bites, which causes unnecessary delays during combat. This makes it more suitable to eat while training Thieving, since slicing a watermelon is one of a handful of actions that can be performed while stunned.

Other uses for watermelons include being used as an ingredient in summer pies, though players need level 95 Cooking to make these. When placed in a compost bin, watermelons are one of the cheapest items which will make supercompost. A watermelon is also used in the creation of a scarecrow (head). Players are able to pay 6 watermelons to a gardener to watch over a growing jangerberry bush, or 10 to watch over a growing pineapple tree.

Products[edit | edit source]

Part summer pie (watermelon).pngPart summer pie (watermelon)
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  • Cooking 95
  • Cooking 0
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  • Farming 23
  • Farming 25
Supercompost.pngSupercompost × 15
(Compost bin)
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  • Farming 1
  • Farming 8.5
Supercompost.pngSupercompost × 30
(Big compost bin)
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  • Farming 45
  • Farming 8.5
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost × 15
(Compost bin)
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  • Farming 1
  • Farming 10
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost × 30
(Big compost bin)
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  • Farming 45
  • Farming 10
Watermelon slice.pngWatermelon slice × 3
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  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Watermelons Grown Farming icon.png1Always

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Alice's Farming shop.Farm west of Port Phasmatys01m Coins 25.png 48Coins 25.png 33Member icon.png
Sarah's Farming shop.Farm south of Falador01m Coins 25.png 48Coins 25.png 33Member icon.png
Richard's Farming shop.North of East Ardougne01m Coins 25.png 48Coins 25.png 33Member icon.png
Vanessa's Farming shop.Catherby01m Coins 25.png 48Coins 25.png 33Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 May 2013
(update | poll)

Pineapples and watermelons now have 'Use' as their left-click option, rather than 'Eat'.

22 February 2013

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.