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This article is about the ingredient used in making ales. For the drunk involved in the Biohazard quest, see Hops (NPC).

Hops can be used to make different types of beers and ales with Cooking. Hop seeds are planted in a hops patch by using four hop seeds (only three Jute seeds) on the patch with a seed dibber in the player's inventory or tool belt. Hops need to be watered during their growing cycle. Harvesting yields between three and 35 hops and is done with a spade in the player's inventory or tool belt. After a hops patch has been harvested, it will become cleared, after which the patch can be replanted. Hops on average give less experience in planting and harvesting than allotments; however, they are not nearly as susceptible to disease. Hops patches do not a have a compost bin nearby.

Hops patch locations[edit | edit source]

Type Location Gardener Closest teleport Image
Hops North of Lumbridge farm Vasquen
Hops North of McGrubor's Wood Rhonen
Hops Yanille Selena
Hops Entrana Francis

Note: Many items (e.g., Explorer's ring, Magic secateurs) are banned on the island. There is a deposit box by the monks on the dock.

Hop seeds[edit | edit source]

Each patch requires four seeds of the same type to begin growing, with the exception of Jute seeds, which require only three.

Level Seed Payment Growth time[1] Plant XP Harvest XP GE Seeds Price Notes
3 Barley seed 5.png
Barley seed
3 buckets of compost 4x10 mins 8.5 9.5 312 Requires 4 seeds. Cooking it on a range turns it into Barley malt for brewing.
4 Hammerstone seed 5.png
Hammerstone seed
1 marigold 4x10 mins 9 10 284 Requires 4 seeds. Hammerstone hops are used for brewing Dwarven stout and protecting a Barberry bush (15 needed). 
8 Asgarnian seed 5.png
Asgarnian seed
1 sack of onions 5x10 mins 10.5 12 324 Requires 4 seeds. Asgarnian hops are used for brewing Asgarnian Ale and protecting Reed beds (15 needed).
13 Jute seed 5.png
Jute seed
6 barley malt 5x10 mins 13 14.5 306 Requires 3 seeds. Jute fibres can be woven into sacks on a loom or used as payment for protecting sweetcorn (10 needed).
16 Yanillian seed 5.png
Yanillian seed
1 basket of tomatoes 6x10 mins 14.5 16 317 Requires 4 seeds. Yanillian hops are used for brewing Wizard's mind bomb and protecting Sunchoke tubers (15 needed).
21 Krandorian seed 5.png
Krandorian seed
3 sacks of cabbage 7x10 mins 17.5 19.5 277 Requires 4 seeds. Krandorian hops are used for brewing Dragon bitter and protecting grapevines (15 needed).
28 Wildblood seed 5.png
Wildblood seed
1 Nasturtium 8x10 mins 23 26 339 Requires 4 seeds. Wildblood hops are used for brewing Slayer's respite. They can also be used to protect jade vines and Wishing well bushes, requiring 10 and 15 hops, respectively.
78 Reed seed 5.png
Reed seed
15 Asgarnian hops 4x20 mins 180 190 9999 Requires 4 seeds. Fully-grown reeds produce toads, swamp tar and green salamanders when harvested.
95 Grapevine seed 5.png
Grapevine seed
15 Krandorian hops 4x20 mins 230 330 51949 Requires 4 seeds and 5 planks. Fully-grown grapevines produce grapes of Saradomin, grapes of Zamorak and/or grapes of Guthix.
  1. ^ 4x10 means that every 10 minutes interval the crop grows a little and can be watered again. This happens 4 times until it is fully grown. It can then be reaped.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 21 September 2010 (Update):
  • Adjusted the models used for watered farming patches to stop them flickering.

See also[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While classified as hops in the game, none of the four types of plant that exists in real life or have close equivalents (barley seed, jute seed, reed seed, and grapevine seed) are actually classified as hops in real life, and are not even closely related to hops either.