For the cooked version, see baked potato.
|Release date||11 June 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||9 coins|
|Low Alch||6 coins|
|Store price|| 11 coins|
|Exchange price||183 coins (info)|
|Examine||This could be used to make a good stew.|
Raw potatoes can be picked from fields across RuneScape. Members with level 1 farming can grow them from seeds. (3 potato seeds are needed per Allotment.) They take 40 minutes to grow, grant 8 experience for planting and 9 experience for harvesting. Up to 10 raw potatoes can be stored in a sack making a sack of potatoes. The price of a full sack of potatoes is significantly larger than the amount of the potatoes sold separately.
There are 2 potato fields in Lumbridge (one southwest of the Mill, the other northwest of the chicken farm on the western side of the river) from which potatoes may be picked, with each potato plant yielding 1 raw potato or, occasionally, 1 potato seed. No farming experience is gained for picking these potatoes.
Since the Grand Exchange update, the Farming shops sell potatoes at Grand Exchange prices (when they have potatoes) but will pay players only a starting payment of 11 coins per potato when none are in inventory, with the price paid gradually decreasing as the store's inventory increases.
Due to the Troll Warzone update, raw potatoes are no longer edible. However, members can cook them, gaining 15 cooking experience per potato, and then add various toppings on the resulting baked potato to make it heal much more. Potatoes can only be cooked successfully on a range (or Fremennik Clay oven); attempting to cook a raw potato on an open fire or a sulphur vent will always result in a Burnt potato, which cannot be eaten. All players can also use the potato as an ingredient in stew.
- Frenita stocks 10 of them in Yanille starting at 16 coins.
- Sigmund the Merchant stocks 10 of them in Rellekka starting at 16 coins.
- Hudo stocks 10 of them in Grand Tree Groceries starting at 16 coins.
- Wydin stocks 10 of them in Wydin's Food Store starting at 16 coins.
Money Making GuideEdit
Making money off of raw potatoes is something anyone can do, regardless of your skill experience or combat level.
Starting off Draynor Village, follow the road North until you get to a crossroads (the one with the lone Highwayman). Here you take the road East, towards Lumbridge. After some time you will encounter a potato field. Open the gate and pick 28 raw potatoes, then return it to the Draynor Village Bank.
An empty inventory will allow you to carry 28 raw potatoes, and each potato is worth 183 coins. When you get the hang of it, one trip back and forth between the potato field takes around 150 seconds, or 2 and a half minutes.
This will give us a gold rate of about: 122976 coins/hour.
Members, on the other hand, can do a bit better. In under 15 minutes, you can get 190 potatoes if you go to Ardougne.
Empty your inventory except for 18 empty sacks (which can hold 10 potatoes each). Run North out of Ardougne to a potato field across from the farming shop. Alternatively, teleport to the Ardougne lodestone to end up directly next to the field. Open the gate and begin picking raw potatoes.
Each time your inventory fills up (10 potatoes), just click on a sack to fill it and keep picking. Continue until all 18 sacks are filled and your inventory is full as well. This will be 190 potatoes in all.
Run South to the bank and deposit all of the raw potatoes and 15 of the sacks (leaving 3 in your inventory). Right-click each sack and click Empty Sack. The third sack will be only partially emptied. Deposit all potatoes and the two empty sacks and get two more full sacks (giving you 2.5 sacks of potatoes again). Empty them all and start over.
Total time (including dropping the potato seeds you'll get from time to time) will be approximately 14.5 minutes, or 870 seconds.
This will give us a gold rate of about: 142557 coins/hour.
The positive of this money making strategy is that it can be done by ANYONE, from a level 4 rookie with no experience whatsoever to a high-level veteran. However, there is no skill experience given from picking potatoes. Regardless, players will find that they will obtain a lot of cash provided the potatoes are sold on the fixed price.
Another efficient method is to pick 28 raw potatoes at the Lumbridge potato field, run West to the nearby hops patch, and use a potato on the tool leprechaun. Since potatoes are considered crops from farming, the leprechaun will note them. Assuming you've already noted some, picking 27 potatoes, running to the leprechaun and having them noted takes approximately 100 seconds. This includes dropping potato seeds.
Using this method, you can note about 972 potatoes in an hour. This will give us a gold rate of about: 177876 coins/hour.
The Farm North-East of Lumbridge can be used very efficiently by members who have started the Recipe for Disaster quest. Simply take 18 empty sacks and fill them with raw potatoes, then run to the Culinaromancer's Chest and deposit them. If you want to make potatoes with butter, bake them on the Cook's range. Then, buy all the butter, cream, and milk you can from the chest. Go to a farm near Lumbridge and churn the cream and milk into butter. Once you have as much butter as potatoes, add the butter. Potatoes with butter sell for 486 coins each on the Grand Exchange.
- Raw potatoes cannot be eaten anymore after the Troll Warzone update. They were renamed from simply "potato" after the update.
- If you pick a raw potato in Draynor Village, the plant that grows back is a lighter colour than the rest of the unpicked plants.
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