Yew seed

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Yew seeds are the second highest-level seed that can be grown in a standard tree patch, after magic seeds. Players must have level 60 Farming to plant it. Boosts are allowed, but the assist system cannot be used to plant the seed in a pot nor the seedling in the tree patch. Also, if you use a boost to plant a yew seed, you don't need to boost your Farming level again to prune the tree.

A Yew seed, when planted in a pot, allowed to sprout into a sapling and then planted in a Tree patch, may grow into a Yew tree. Planting the seed gives 81 experience and checking the health gives 7069.9, for a total of 7150.9 experience per seed (unless the tree dies while growing).

A fully grown yew tree can be cut to yield yew logs and grant Woodcutting experience. After it is cut down, it will eventually regrow, however it is also possible to use a spade on the cut tree roots, yielding the player some yew roots and make the tree patch available for planting a new tree. With level 80 Summoning, a hydra may be used to instantly regrow cut down trees in tree farming patches. Alternatively, players can right click and clear the tree. This instantly removes the tree whether or not it has been cut down from the patch, making the patch available for a new seed to be planted, but no yew roots or logs are obtained.

Yew seeds can be bought from the Vinesweeper minigame for 29,000 points per seed by trading with Mrs. Winkin, though this method of obtaining a yew seed is not advised, as checking the health of the yew tree at full growth will yield much less experience (less than a quarter) than if one was to trade 29000 points for the experience reward.

They may also be obtained from a bird's nest that has dropped from a tree, by exchanging the drops from a giant mole under Falador Park, or as a drop from a Strykewyrm and Kree'arra. It is also possible to obtain this seed from the Managing Miscellania rewards at Miscellania (after Throne of Miscellania) and Etceteria (after Royal Trouble).

The farmer will tend a player's yew tree for 10 cactus spines. However, for Yew trees, it is much cheaper on average to just use supercompost and not pay the farmers. Around 1 out of 8 yew saplings will die. In a test of 257 yew trees with no farmer payments, only 36 died.

Planting a Yew seed is also a part of an achievement in the Falador Tasks, which is to cut down a yew tree you grew in the Falador Park.

Yew seed
Farming level 60
Patch Tree
Payment 10 cactus spines
Time 400 minutes (10x40 minutes)
Seeds per 1 seed
Experience
Planting 81
Checking 7069.9
Produce
Crop Yew logs
160
Chance to save[?] Unknown edit
Yield[?] Unknown edit
Stage Description Image
1 The yew sapling has only just been planted. Click for a larger image
2 The yew sapling grows a few small branches. Click for a larger image
3 The yew tree develops several small canopies. Click for a larger image
4 The yew tree trunk texture becomes smoother and the canopies grow larger. Click for a larger image
5 The yew tree grows larger. Click for a larger image
6 The yew tree canopies become more angular and cone shaped due to texture placement. Click for a larger image
7 The yew tree gains a rougher tree bark texture and the base becomes darker. Click for a larger image
8 The yew tree base becomes light again, and the trunk loses its texture. Click for a larger image
9 The yew tree bark gains a stripy texture. Click for a larger image
10 The yew tree is ready to be harvested. Click for a larger image

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Aquanite95 Multicombat.png11/128P2P icon.png
Aquanite (elite)104 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Asciatops85 Hunter-icon.png1–3CommonP2P icon.png
Commander Zilyana596 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Corbicula rex90 Hunter-icon.png1–3CommonP2P icon.png
Corporeal Beast785 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Crystal chestN/A Reward1CommonP2P icon.png
Edimmu122 Multicombat.png13/512P2P icon.png
Edimmu (elite)125 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Ganodermic beast112 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
General Graardor Hard mode624 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Gnome RestaurantN/A Reward1RareN/A
Ice strykewyrm106 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Jungle strykewyrm93 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Kalphite King2500 Multicombat.png10UncommonP2P icon.png
Kree'arra Normal580 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Kree'arra Hard mode580 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Motherlode MawN/A Reward1UncommonP2P icon.png
Nex: Angel of Death7000 Multicombat.png3–51/14P2P icon.png
Spicati apoterrasaur80 Hunter-icon.png1–3CommonP2P icon.png
Treasure chest (Player-owned port)N/A Reward1UncommonP2P icon.png
WildyWyrm1337 Multicombat.png5UncommonP2P icon.png
WythienN/A Reward1UncommonP2P icon.png

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