Prickly pear seed

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Prickly pear seed
Prickly pear seed 1.png Prickly pear seed 2.png Prickly pear seed 3.png Prickly pear seed 4.png Prickly pear seed 5.png
Release20 May 2013 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA prickly pear seed - plant in a cactus patch. Harvesting this plant will grant experience in Defence.
Value1 coin
High alch1 coin
Low alch1 coin
On deathReclaimable
Value: 248
Reclaim: 100
Weight0 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange248 coins (info)
Buy limit1,000
Advanced data
Item ID28259
LinksMRID • recipe
Prickly pear seed detail.png

A prickly pear seed is a Farming seed from which prickly pears can be grown by players with level 76 Farming. It is planted in a cactus patch. Harvesting prickly pears gives Defence experience instead of a crop item.

It can be protected by paying a farmer 15 jangerberries, although this is unnecessary for the Al Kharid patch if the player has completed the hard Desert achievements.

The seed can be found by pickpocketing from gnomes at level 75 Thieving, from elves at level 85 Thieving, or from dwarf traders at level 90 Thieving. They can also be gained through hunting in the Herblore Habitat or purchased for 3,000 points per seed at Vinesweeper.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Farming levelPatchGrowingGrown
76Cactus patchPrickly pear cactusPrickly pear cactus
ItemSeed per plant [?]Price per seedPrice per plant
Prickly pear seed 5.pngPrickly pear seed1248248
Farming experience
N/A170 XP2,250 XP50 XP per action
Protection of disease (any of the following options) [?]
Jangerberries.png15 × Jangerberries[f 1]10,995
Desert amulet 3.pngDesert amulet 3[f 2]Hard Desert achievements
Hourglass.png Growth time
CyclesCycle lengthTotal timeRegrowth per item
780 minutes9 hours 20 minutesX mark.svg
Max harvest actionsYield per harvestGrowth potionRapid Growth
11LeafyX mark.svg
Produce [?]
Defence experienceVariesN/AN/A
  1. ^ 13 with master farmer outfit.
  2. ^ Applied on cactus patch in Al Kharid, Menaphos, and Het's Oasis only.

Growth stages[edit | edit source]

1Prickly pear cactus (stage 1).pngN/AN/A
2Prickly pear cactus (stage 2).pngDiseased prickly pear cactus (stage 2).pngDead prickly pear cactus (stage 2).png
3Prickly pear cactus (stage 3).pngDiseased prickly pear cactus (stage 3).pngDead prickly pear cactus (stage 3).png
4Prickly pear cactus (stage 4).pngDiseased prickly pear cactus (stage 4).pngDead prickly pear cactus (stage 4).png
5Prickly pear cactus (stage 5).pngDiseased prickly pear cactus (stage 5).pngDead prickly pear cactus (stage 5).png
6Prickly pear cactus (stage 6).pngDiseased prickly pear cactus (stage 6).pngDead prickly pear cactus (stage 6).png
7Prickly pear cactus (stage 7).pngDiseased prickly pear cactus (stage 7).pngDead prickly pear cactus (stage 7).png
8Prickly pear cactus (grown).pngN/AN/A

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

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.

Store locations[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Prickly pear seed
Disassembly categorySeeds
Disassembly XP2.2
Item quantity required1
Material count1
Base junk chance  3.8%
Common materials
Organic parts.png Organic parts99/100
Rare materials
Living components.png Living components1/100

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