Hops can be used to make different types of beers and ales with the Cooking skill. Hop seeds are planted in a hops patch by using 4 hop seeds (only 3 Jute seeds) on the patch with a seed dibber in the player's inventory or toolbelt. Hops need to be watered during its growing cycle. Harvesting yields between 3 and 35 hops and is done with a spade in the player's inventory or toolbelt. After a hops patch has been harvested, it will become cleared which will require the patch to be re-planted. Hops on average give less experience in planting and harvesting than allotments; however, they are not nearly as susceptible to disease as allotments. Hops patch do not a have a compost bin nearby but do have a Tool Leprechaun.
Hops patch locationsEdit
|Hop||North of Lumbridge farm||Vasquen||Canoe; Combat Bracelet to Champions Guild; Lumbridge Teleport; Lumbridge Lodestone Teleport|
|Hop||North of McGrubor's Wood||Rhonen||Fairy ring code A-L-S; Camelot Teleport; Combat bracelet to Ranging Guild; Seers' Village Lodestone Teleport|
|Hop||Yanille||Selena||Watchtower Teleport; Fairy ring code C-I-Q, Yanille tablet (after Love Story quest); Yanille Lodestone Teleport|
|Hop||Entrana||Francis||Amulet of glory to Draynor; Balloon transport system Note: Explorer's Ring cannot be brought onto Entrana.|
Each patch requires four seeds of the same type to begin growing with the exception of Jute seeds which requires only three.
|Level||Seed||Payment||Growth time*||Plant XP||Harvest||GE Seeds Price||Notes|
|3 buckets of compost||4x10 mins||8.5||9.5||1||Requires 4 seeds. Cooking it on a range turns it into Barley malt for brewing.|
|1 marigold||4x10 mins||9||10||1||Requires 4 seeds. Hammerstone hops are used for brewing Dwarven stout and protecting a Barberry bush (15 needed).|
|1 sack of onions||5x10 mins||10.5||12||2||Requires 4 seeds. Asgarnian hops are used for brewing Asgarnian Ale and protecting Reeds hops (15 needed).|
|6 barley malt||5x10 mins||13||14.5||3||Requires 3 seeds, can be woven into sacks on a loom.|
|1 basket of tomatoes||55 mins||14.5||16||35||Requires 4 seeds. Yanillian hops are used for brewing Wizard's mind bomb.|
|3 sacks of cabbage||65 mins||17.5||19.5||2||Requires 4 seeds. Krandorian hops are used for brewing Dragon bitter.|
|1 Nasturtium||75 mins||23||26||36||Requires 4 seeds. Wildblood hops are used for brewing Slayer's respite.|
- 4x10 means that every 10 minutes interval the crop grows a little and can be watered again. This happens 4 times until it is fully grown. It can then be reaped.