Picking potatoes

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Picking potatoes
RequirementsPicking potatoes.png
Skills
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1 Farming if growing crops
Items
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Quest
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Other
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Results
ProfitExperience gained
569,135None
InputsOutputs (569,135)
None707 x Raw potato.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw potatoRaw potato (569,135)

Raw potatoes are the base ingredient for all types of potatoes with toppings, including one of the highest-healing foods in the game. There is a consistent demand for raw potatoes on the Grand Exchange, and someone has to pick them!

Potatoes can be found in potato fields, and the best free-to-play location is north of the Lumbridge cow pen. Starting off at the Varrock lodestone, walk the road south, going through the fence. The potato field is directly to the south east. Teleport to the Burthorpe lodestone, bank inventory. Teleport back to the Varrock lodestone and run back to the potato field to continue picking potatoes.

Picking potatoes takes approximately 75 to 80 seconds for an inventory of 28. It also takes 65 to 70 seconds to run back and forth from the potato field to the bank, for an average run time of 142.5 seconds. This means that you can make a total of 25.25 trips/hour and pick about 707 potatoes in an hour. The potatoes can be sold on the Grand Exchange, but can be difficult to sell at times. The low profit and lack of experience makes it an inefficient method for high-level players, but its lack of requirements makes it a good method for newer players. Members can use sacks to reduce the amount of time spent banking, and increase profit earned per hour. Potato seeds are sometimes obtained from picking potatoes, which will decrease profit margins; it is therefore recommended to do this method on a free to play world if the account being used already has membership, as this will prevent the harvest of seeds.