Yew seed

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Yew seed
Yew seed 1.png Yew seed 2.png Yew seed 3.png Yew seed 4.png Yew seed 5.png
Released6 June 2005 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExaminePlant this in a plantpot of soil to grow a sapling.
Value143 coins
High alch85 coins
Low alch57 coins
Weight0 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange50,914 coins (info)
Buy limit200
Daily volume16,716
Advanced data
Item ID5315
Yew seed detail.png

Yew seeds are the second highest level tree seeds that can be grown in a standard tree patch, after magic seeds. Players must have level 60 Farming to plant it. Boosts are allowed. Boosts are not needed to prune the tree in case of disease.

A yew seed, when planted in a plant pot, allowed to sprout into a sapling and then planted in a tree patch, may grow into a yew tree. Planting the seed gives 81 experience and takes about 6.67 hours to be fully grown. Checking the health gives 7069.9, for a total of 7150.9 experience per seed (unless the tree dies while growing). If this tree becomes diseased, using secateurs or magic secateurs on it to prune the diseased leaves will bring it back to a healthy state and will yield leaves.

They are obtained from a bird nest that has dropped from a tree, received from a bird house, by exchanging the drops from a Giant Mole under Falador Park, or as a drop from certain boss monsters. It is also possible to obtain this seed from a bird nest from the Managing Miscellania rewards at Miscellania (after Throne of Miscellania) and Etceteria (after Royal Trouble).

The farmer will tend a player's yew tree for 10 cactus spines (these can be noted). If the player wants to buy the spines from other players, they should be aware that the Grand Exchange price for 10 cactus spines is currently 19,590, while a yew tree seed currently costs 50,914. About 1/8 yew saplings will die. In a test of 257 yew trees with no farmer payments, only 36 have died. This gives a cost per surviving yew tree of 70,504 with protection and 59,207.68 without, with the latter method being about 1/8th slower.

A fully grown yew tree can be cut to yield yew logs and grant Woodcutting experience. After it is cut down, it will eventually regrow, or a spade may be used on the stump to produce yew roots and clear the patch for planting a new tree. The amount of roots given depends on the player's Farming level (boosts can be used):

  • At level 60, a player obtains one yew root.
  • At level 68, a player obtains two yew roots.
  • At level 76, a player obtains three yew roots.
  • At level 84, a player obtains four yew roots.

Harvesting two roots from a yew tree planted in the patch near Varrock Palace is a requirement for the hard Varrock Diary.

Farming info[edit | edit source]

Yew tree
Level required Farming 60
Patch Tree patch
Seeds per 1
Payment 10 Cactus spine.pngcactus spines
Growth time 6.67 hours (400 minutes)
Regrow Yes
Seed Yew seed.pngYew seed
Seedling Yew seedling.pngYew seedling
Sapling Yew sapling.pngYew sapling
Plant Yew tree
Crop Yew logs.pngYew logs, Yew roots.pngYew roots
Planting XP 81 xp
Checking XP 7,069.9
Harvesting XP No

Products[edit | edit source]

Yew seedling.pngYew seedling
Member icon.png
  • Farming 60
  • Farming 0

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png21/386.1
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png2–32 × 1/701.4
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png13/198
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png11/916.7
Ancient Zygomite109 Multicombat.png11/1,638.9
Barbarian Assault/Rewards MediumN/A Casket.png1–21/32
Bird nest (Wyson)N/A Casket.png14/684
Bird nest (seeds)N/A Casket.png127/1,011
Callisto470 Multicombat.png11/128
Crystal impling jarN/A Casket.png11/18
Crystal impling80; 90 Hunter icon.png11/18
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png21/277.8
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png11/1,777.8
Elven Crystal ChestN/A Casket.png116/256
Hespori284 Multicombat.png12/80
Kree'arra580 Multicombat.png11/127
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/694.4
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png11/114.7
Professor ManglethorpN/A Casket.png1Rare
Professor OnglewipN/A Casket.png1Rare
Revenant cyclops82 Multicombat.png2–61/2,440; 1/1,342
Revenant dark beast120 Multicombat.png2–61/2,200; 1/1,210
Revenant demon98 Multicombat.png2–61/2,440; 1/1,342
Revenant dragon135 Multicombat.png2–61/2,000; 1/1,100
Revenant goblin15 Multicombat.png2–61/7,330; 1/4,031.5
Revenant hellhound90 Multicombat.png2–61/2,440; 1/1,342
Revenant hobgoblin60 Multicombat.png2–61/3,140; 1/1,727
Revenant imp7 Multicombat.png2–61/11,000; 1/6,050
Revenant knight126 Multicombat.png2–61/2,000; 1/1,100
Revenant maledictus397 Multicombat.png2–61/2,000; 1/1,100
Revenant ork105 Multicombat.png2–61/2,200; 1/1,210
Revenant pyrefiend52 Multicombat.png2–61/3,140; 1/1,727
Reward casket (elite)N/A Casket.png11/96.9
Reward casket (master)N/A Casket.png1–21/91
Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png11/100
Seed pack High seedN/A Casket.png13/44
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png11/114.7
Supply crateN/A Casket.png1–2Varies
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png11/114.7
Theatre of BloodN/A Casket.png33 × 1/30
Tortured gorilla141; 142 Multicombat.png1Rare
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png11/128
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png11/128
Void Knight commendation points Seed packN/A Casket.png13 × 8/1,061
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png12 × 1/694.4

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 July 2005

The item's examine was changed from "Farming skill coming in July!" to "Plant this in a plantpot of soil to grow a sapling."