Yew seed

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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).

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 14,480, while a yew tree seed currently costs 46,124. 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 60,604 with protection and 53,637.41 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
Navigation
Seed Yew seed 5.pngYew seed
Seedling Yew seedling.pngYew seedling
Sapling Yew sapling.pngYew sapling
Plant Yew tree
Crop Yew logs.pngYew logs, Yew roots.pngYew roots
Experience
Planting XP 81 xp
Checking XP 7,069.9
Harvesting XP No

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
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).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png21/386.1
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png2–32 × 1/701.4
Ambassador FerrnookN/A Casket.png1Rare
Ambassador GimblewapN/A Casket.png1Rare
Ambassador SpanfippleN/A Casket.png1Rare
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
Captain BleemadgeN/A Casket.png1Rare
Captain DalburN/A Casket.png1Rare
Captain KlemfoodleN/A Casket.png1Rare
Crystal impling jarN/A Casket.png11/18
Crystal impling Hunter icon.png11/18
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png21/277.8
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png11/1,777.8
Elven Crystal ChestN/A Casket.png116/256
G.L.O. CaranockN/A Casket.png1Rare
GarkorN/A Casket.png1Rare
Gnome RestaurantN/A Casket.png1Rare
Gnormadium AvlafrimN/A Casket.png1Rare
HazelmereN/A Casket.png1Rare
Hespori284 Multicombat.png12/80
King BolrenN/A Casket.png1Rare
Kree'arra580 Multicombat.png11/127
Lieutenant SchepburN/A Casket.png1Rare
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/694.4
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png11/114.7
PenwieN/A Casket.png1Rare
Professor ManglethorpN/A Casket.png1Rare
Professor OnglewipN/A Casket.png1Rare
Revenant cyclops82 Multicombat.png2–71/2,440; 1/1,342
Revenant dark beast120 Multicombat.png2–71/2,200; 1/1,210
Revenant demon98 Multicombat.png2–71/2,440; 1/1,342
Revenant dragon135 Multicombat.png2–71/2,000; 1/1,100
Revenant goblin15 Multicombat.png2–71/7,330; 1/4,031.5
Revenant hellhound90 Multicombat.png2–71/2,440; 1/1,342
Revenant hobgoblin60 Multicombat.png2–71/3,140; 1/1,727
Revenant imp7 Multicombat.png2–71/11,000; 1/6,050
Revenant knight126 Multicombat.png2–71/2,000; 1/1,100
Revenant ork105 Multicombat.png2–71/2,200; 1/1,210
Revenant pyrefiend52 Multicombat.png2–71/3,140; 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 packN/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.pngUnknown3 × 1/30
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 pointsN/A Casket.png13 × 8/1,061
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png12 × 1/694.4

Gallery[edit | edit source]