The orange tree must be grown with the Farming skill. Level 39 farmers may plant an orange 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, then it must be watered. The potted plant will become an Orange seedling. This action is all performed in the inventory or backpack section of the screen.
After 15 minutes or less, the seedling will become an Orange sapling and can then be transferred to a Fruit tree patch. The fruit tree patch must 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. Payment is 3 basket of strawberries (15 total, and must be in baskets, though the baskets may be noted to save space).
An orange tree sapling may take 14 hours to mature. An Amulet of Nature may be bound to check the progress. Once mature, the tree produces up to six oranges at a time.
Planting the orange tree sapling gives 35 farming experience. A healthy orange tree, when checked, provides 2,470.2 farming experience. If the farmer does not watch the tree, then disease on the tree may be removed using secateurs. However, if left alone, the diseased tree will die.
Each orange, when picked, gives 13.5 farming experience. Once all 6 oranges have been picked, the tree will slowly produce more oranges until all 6 are available again. However, the oranges may be picked anytime they show on the tree. It takes approximately 40 minutes for one orange to regrow on the tree.
Many mid to high level farmers like to train their farming by growing these trees, as the seeds are very cheap compared to other trees that don't give nearly as much experience per coin used.
The data in this table is based on the Grand Exchange prices of an orange tree seed and an orange, assuming one seed is processed to 6 oranges and a gardener is paid with 15 strawberries in 3 baskets to keep the patch disease free.
Farming all 5 Fruit tree patches will provide you with 12,931 xp and -46,730 coins.
|Healthy Orange tree
||The orange sapling has only just been planted.
||The orange sapling grows slightly taller.
||The orange sapling grows even taller.
||The orange tree grows a small canopy.
||The orange tree grows taller.
||The orange tree grows wider and taller.
||The oranges on the tree are ready to be harvested.
|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 31 January 2012 (Update):
- Orange tree payment information on the skill advance guide has been corrected.
- 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.
- It is the preferred fruit tree for Igneous jadinko.