Money making guide/Picking coconuts

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Picking coconuts
Profit per instancePicking coconuts.png
259,000 per instance
Activity time
4 minutes
Minimum recurrence time
270 minutes
Effective profit
3,879,000 per hour
Skill requirementsQuest requirements
68 Farming
78 Summoning recommended
Plague's End recommended
The Grand Tree recommended for spirit trees
Item requirementsOther requirements
Crystal teleport seed
Ring of duelling
Witchdoctor mask
Palm tree in patches
Giant ent familiar recommended
Experience gainedLocation
1,494 FarmingSeven fruit tree patches
Inputs (5,000)Outputs (264,000)
240 x Coins 10000.pngCoins (200)
1 x Juju teleport spiritbag.pngJuju teleport spiritbag (2,100)
1 x Giant ent pouch.pngGiant ent pouch (2,700)
63 x Coconut.pngCoconut (263,600)
Details
Coconuts grow on palm trees, and they're used to make coconut milk, used in high-level Herblore. They're also used to pay farmers to look after magic trees. Once a palm tree has grown fully, it can be harvested repeatedly, with a coconut growing back every 45 minutes for a maximum of six.

Start out by taking the lodestone to Catherby and running south-east to the tree patch. Harvest the coconuts and note them with the tool leprechaun. Do the same thing in Brimhaven by running to the Catherby docks, charting a ship to Brimhaven for 480 coins (240 if you've completed Cabin Fever), or with a brimhaven tablet. Then, teleport to Mobilising Armies using a ring of duelling, use the spirit tree to get to the Tree Gnome Stronghold, and harvest the coconuts on that tree. Use that same spirit tree to get to the Tree Gnome Village, exit the maze by following Elkoy, and harvest that patch. Then use the witchdoctor mask or juju teleport spiritbag to teleport to Herblore Habitat and take the coconuts from that tree. Teleport to Lletya with the crystal teleport seed, harvest that tree. Teleport to Prifddinas either with crystal teleport seed and selecting Meilyr or via lodestone and heading to Meilyr section, harvest the tree and bank your produce.

Maps of all of the fruit tree patches can be found here.

If possible, you should use a giant ent familiar, which has a 50% chance of doubling the yield of coconuts, giving you an average of 9 coconuts per patch instead of 6. That makes this method work well with other harvesting money makers, like picking cactus spines.