|Release date||20 May 2013 (Update)|
|Payment||15 krandorian hops|
|High Alch||60 coins|
|Low Alch||40 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||3,500 coins (update)|
|Examine||A grapevine seed - plant in a hops patch.|
A grapevine seed is a level 95 Farming seed from which god grapes can be grown on a wooden frame in a hops patch. It can be protected by paying a farmer 15 krandorian hops, though this is inadvisable because the seeds rarely die and the hops are difficult to obtain. The patch will need a frame to grow the vines which can be done with 5 planks. The seeds may be obtained by pickpocketing gnomes, elves, and Dwarf Traders, by hunting jadinkos, or by killing tormented demons and Vorago.
Steps for farming:
- Treat patch with compost or supercompost (cannot be done after the frame is added).
- Create the frame (use five planks on the hops patch).
- Plant 4 grapevine seeds.
- Check the patch regularly to prevent deaths or pay the nearby farmers 15 krandorian hops.
- Harvest the yield, which will be a mix of Grapes of Saradomin, Grapes of Guthix and Grapes of Zamorak.
Yield seems to have the same pattern every time; when using super compost, you harvest 3 Grapes of Zamorak followed by 1 Grapes of Guthix followed by 1 Grapes of Saradomin followed by 1 Grapes of Zamorak followed by 1 Grapes of Guthix followed by 1 Grapes of Saradomin followed by 2 random ones. At the very least you should have 10 Grapes; 4 Grapes of Zamorak, 2 Grapes of Guthix and 2 Grapes of Saradomin. On top of that, you should have at least 2 more (random). The greenfingers aura works on hops, so if you have it activated, it is possible to get more than 10 Grapes per patch. (1000 trips: Average Grapes 12, minimum 10, maximum 16).
The minimum profit gained is 24,345 assuming that the patch is treated with super compost, the frame is built with normal planks, and the plant successfully grows. Excludes the value of the 2 random grapes.