|Release date||11 July 2005 (Update)|
6 per harvest (1,212)
|Time to grow||16 hours (960 minutes)|
|Seed||Pineapple seed (9,316)|
|A pineapple sapling has been planted in this fruit tree patch.|
|A fully grown pineapple plant.|
At level 51 Farming, players may plant a pineapple seed in a plant pot that has been filled with dirt from any farming patch. A gardening trowel is needed to plant the seed, then it must be watered. These actions are all performed in the inventory interface.
After 15 minutes or less, the planted seed will become a pineapple sapling and can then be transferred to a fruit tree patch. The fruit tree patch must be raked clean of weeds. Compost or supercompost may be added prior to planting, and once planted (using a spade and trowel), the nearby farmer may be paid to watch over your plant. Payment is 10 watermelons and optionally may be noted to save space.
A pineapple sapling may take fourteen or more hours to mature. An amulet of nature may be bound to the patch to provide progress on its growth. Once mature, the plant produces up to six pineapples at a time.
Planting the pineapple sapling gives 57 Farming experience. A healthy pineapple plant, when checked, provides 4,605.7 Farming experience. If the farmer does not watch the plant, then disease on the plant may be removed using secateurs. However, if left alone, the diseased plant will die.
Each pineapple, when picked from a plant in a fruit tree patch, gives 21.5 Farming experience. Once all 6 pineapples have been picked, the plant will slowly produce more pineapples until all 6 are available again. However, the pineapples may be picked any time they show on the plant.
The data in this table is based on the Grand Exchange prices of a pineapple seed and pineapple, assuming one seed is processed to 6 pineapples and a gardener is paid with 10 watermelons to keep the patch disease free.
Farming all 7 fruit tree patches will provide you with 33,541.9 experience, costing 60,858 coins. Alternatively, players may use the pineapples to make supercompost.
- The pineapple plants in the game produce multiple pineapples. However, in real life, pineapple plants produce one pineapple each.
- Pineapples in real life are not produced on trees, but on small shrubs that grow very close to the ground, called bromeliads.