|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||7 coins|
|Low Alch||4 coins|
|Store price|| 12 coins|
|Exchange price||42 coins (info)|
|Examine||A strong smelling onion.|
An onion is a food item that heals 200 life points when consumed raw. When a player eats an onion, the message "It's always sad to see a grown man/woman cry" appears in the player's chat box.
An onion looks like garlic with a different colour, and its main uses are in Farming and Cooking. Players can also take two onions and five coins to Aggie in Draynor Village to make yellow dye. If one looks closely as she does this, they can see something of a giant magical onion above her cauldron, that will turn into a bottle of yellow dye.
Onions grow in the back yard of Fred the Farmer's farmhouse west of the sheep pen in Lumbridge, in the field north of Rimmington, immediately south of the Draynor bank, and east of the southern entrance of Rellekka.
Players can also buy onions on the Grand Exchange or by trading directly with other players. Members can buy onions from Hudo in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, or from Osvald in the Miscellanian Food Shop of Miscellania and Etceteria Dungeon.
After completing the Fremennik Trials quest, members can buy onions from the greengrocers on Miscellania and Etceteria. Alternatively, they can steal them from the vegetable stalls there if they have at least level 2 Thieving.
Members can grow their own onions using the Farming skill (see below).
Members can also purchase onions at the Farming shops after another player has sold there, but this is rare since those shops cycle their player stocks rather quickly. Note that since the Grand Exchange update, the Farming shops sell onions at GE prices (when they have onions) but will pay players only a starting payment of 8 coins for an onion, assuming the store has no onions in inventory - the payment per onion goes down gradually as the inventory increases.
Players can grow onions at level 5 Farming to gain 9.5 experience points for planting them and 10.5 experience points for harvesting them. They need to plant 3 onion seeds in an allotment patch, and take approximately 40 minutes to grow.
Although players can eat onions by themselves, their main use is as an ingredient in Cooking. They are used in making ugthanki kebabs, garden pies, and mushroom potatoes (as well as fried onions and mushroom & onion, used in making the topping).
Pastry dough • Pie shell • Redberries • Cooked meat • Compost • Cooking apples • Tomato • Onion • Cabbage • Trout • Cod • Raw potato • Salmon • Tuna • Raw bear meat • Raw chompy • Raw rabbit • Strawberry • Watermelon