Prickly pear cactus

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Prickly pear cactus is grown by planting a prickly pear seed in a cactus patch, requiring level 76 Farming. Planting a prickly pear seed gives 170 experience and requires a prickly pear seed to be planted/dipped into a cactus patch using a seed dibber. A nearby gardener will watch over the growing prickly pear cactus at the cost of 15 jangerberries. Harvesting prickly pears gives Defence experience instead of a crop item.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Growth stages[edit | edit source]

Healthy prickly pear cactus
Stage Description Image
1 A prickly pear seed has been planted in this patch. Click for a larger image
2 The prickly pear cactus grows larger. Click for a larger image
3 The prickly pear cactus grows larger. Click for a larger image
4 The prickly pear cactus grows larger and a bud appears at the top. Click for a larger image
5 A second bud appears, and the first bud grows into a branch. Click for a larger image
6 The prickly pear cactus grows larger. Click for a larger image
7 The prickly pear cactus grows larger. Click for a larger image
8 The prickly pear cactus is fully grown. Harvesting this plant will grant experience in Defence. Click for a larger image
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Defence Experience table[edit | edit source]

The amount of Defence experience received on harvesting the plant appears to be dependent on both the Defence level and the Farming level of the player when harvesting. It also appears to be possible to only successfully eat some of the three fruits on the plant, which would give only a proportion (i.e. 1/3 or 2/3) of the possible experience.

The table below gives an indication of the Defence experience gained at different Defence levels. For the cases where there are three numbers (or sets of numbers), the first number is the amount of experience gained for eating one fruit, the second for eating two fruits, and the third for eating three fruits.

Defence level Experience received
53 7,416
54 7,593
55 7,758
56 7,988
57 8,161.5?
58 8,335.5?
59 8,512 - 8,514?
60 8,695.5?
61 8,879-8,885
62 9,072-9,075
63 9,266-9,268
64 9,463-9,473
72 11,572
78 12,340-12,586
79 12,578
80 13,085
82 14,690
83 13,608
85 4,726
86 4,807; 9,612 - 9,613; 14,420
87 14,341
89 14,884-14,910
90 5,157; 10,317; 15,199-15,471
91 5,252; 10,503-10,506; 15,513
92 5,347; 10,695; 16,038-16,233
93 16,093.5-16,523
94 11,128; 16,641-16,723
95 5,671-5672; 11,345-11,359; 16,674-17,187
96 5,783-5,790; 11569-11581; 17341-17489
97 5,887-5,892; 11,776-11,784; 17,662-17,867
98 5,991; 11,985
99 6,092-6,101; 12,196-12,204; 18,276-18,624