Apple tree

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Apple tree
Apple tree (grown).png
Release11 July 2005 (Update)
LocationFruit tree patch
OptionsCheck-health, Inspect, Guide, Examine
ExamineA fully grown apple tree.
Advanced data
Object ID7948

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6
Apple tree
Apple tree (stage 1).png
Release11 July 2005 (Update)
LocationFruit tree patch
OptionsInspect, Clear, Guide, Examine
ExamineAn apple tree sapling has been planted in this fruit tree patch.
Advanced data
Object ID7935

Diseased, stage 2Diseased, stage 3Diseased, stage 4Diseased, stage 5Diseased, stage 6Diseased, stage 7
Diseased apple tree
Diseased apple tree (stage 2).png
Release11 July 2005 (Update)
LocationFruit tree patch
OptionsPrune, Inspect, Clear, Guide, Examine
ExamineThis diseased tree looks like it needs pruning with secateurs.
Advanced data
Object ID7949

Dead, stage 2Dead, stage 3Dead, stage 4Dead, stage 5Dead, stage 6Dead, stage 7
Dead apple tree
Dead apple tree (stage 2).png
Release11 July 2005 (Update)
LocationFruit tree patch
OptionsClear, Inspect, Guide, Examine
ExamineThis apple tree has become diseased and died.
Advanced data
Object ID7955

Apple trees may be grown by using the Farming skill. Level 27 farmers may plant an apple tree seed in a plant pot that has been filled with dirt from any empty gardening patch. A gardening trowel is needed to plant the seed, which must then be watered with a watering can. These actions are all performed in the inventory section of the interface.

After a few minutes, the planted seed will become an apple tree sapling and can then be transferred to a fruit tree patch. The fruit tree patch must first be raked clean of weeds. Compost or supercompost may be added prior to planting, and once planted (using a spade and trowel), the nearby farmer may be paid to watch over your tree. The payment for looking after an apple tree is 9 raw sweetcorn, which may be noted to save space.

An apple tree sapling may take fourteen or more hours to mature. An amulet of nature may be bound to the patch to provide progress on its growth. Once mature, the tree produces up to six cooking apples at a time.

Planting the apple tree sapling gives 22 farming experience, and checking a healthy fully-grown apple tree provides 1199.5 farming experience. If the farmer does not watch the tree, then disease on the tree may be removed using secateurs.

Each apple, when picked, gives 8.5 farming experience. When all six apples have been picked, the tree will slowly produce more apples until all six are available again. However, the apples may be picked individually provided that at least one appears on the tree.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Apple tree
Level required27 Farming
PatchFruit Tree Patch
Seeds per [?]1
Max harvests6
Yield per harvest1
Growth time16h (6 x 2h 40m)
Regrow per item40m
Growth potionFruity
Rapid GrowthYes check.svg
Protection of disease [?]
Payment9 × Sweetcorn.png Sweetcorn[f 1]
SeedApple tree seed 5.png Apple tree seed
SeedlingApple seedling.png Apple seedling (w)
SaplingApple sapling.png Apple sapling
PlantApple tree
CropCooking apple.png Cooking apple
Pot XP1.2 xp
Planting XP22 xp
Checking XP1,199.5 xp
Harvesting XP8.5 xp

Growth stages[edit | edit source]

1Apple tree (stage 1).pngN/AN/A
2Apple tree (stage 2).pngDiseased apple tree (stage 2).pngDead apple tree (stage 2).png
3Apple tree (stage 3).pngDiseased apple tree (stage 3).pngDead apple tree (stage 3).png
4Apple tree (stage 4).pngDiseased apple tree (stage 4).pngDead apple tree (stage 4).png
5Apple tree (stage 5).pngDiseased apple tree (stage 5).pngDead apple tree (stage 5).png
6Apple tree (stage 6).pngDiseased apple tree (stage 6).pngDead apple tree (stage 6).png
7Apple tree (grown).pngDiseased apple tree (stage 7).pngDead apple tree (stage 7).png

Production costs[edit | edit source]

The data in this table is based on the Grand Exchange prices of an Apple tree seed and an Apple, assuming one seed is processed to 6 apples and a gardener is paid with 9 raw sweetcorn to keep the patch disease free.

Material cost Profit/loss Profit/xp
11,753 −8,693 −6.83

Farming all 5 Fruit tree patches will provide you with 6,362.5 experience and −43,465 coins.

See also[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 26 July 2011 (Update):
    • Chopping a fruit tree using a Dwarven Army Axe now uses the correct axe animation.
  • patch 27 May 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed the chance of getting seeds back from fully harvested fruit trees.