|Release date||6 June 2005 (Update)|
|Also known as?||Spirit tree seed|
|Time||58 hours 40 min (11x320 min)|
|Payment||5 monkey nuts, 1 monkey bar, and 1 ground tooth|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Store price|| 55,000 Vinesweeper points|
|Exchange price||Not sold|
|Examine||Plant this in a plant pot of soil to grow a sapling.|
A spirit seed is a rare seed that members can use to grow a spirit tree at level 83 Farming. Boosts can be used, allowing players to grow the tree at level 78 with pork pie, which is tradeable, gives a temporary +5 boost to Farming, and currently costs 3,367 coins on the Grand Exchange.
There are three spirit tree patches, one each at Port Sarim, Etceteria, and Brimhaven. However, only one spirit tree patch may initially be planted at one time. After completion of the quest Prisoner of Glouphrie, players may plant and grow up to two spirit trees with level 86 Farming (81 with pork pie, 82 with stranger plant boost, or 83 with garden pie). Players must pay each farmer separately to watch it if planting two spirit trees. Multiple spirit tree seeds may be planted in plant pots and grown into spirit tree saplings at the same time. Only one or two can be planted. Once the spirit tree is grown or dies, it can be removed and another sapling planted.
Players can buy a spirit seed from Mrs. Winkin for 55,000 Vinesweeper points. Growing a spirit tree yields only 19,501.3 Farming experience, so players desiring experience would do better to trade Vinesweeper points for 55,000 Farming experience instead. Players who have completed Royal Trouble may occasionally receive a spirit seed from managing their kingdom (workers allocated to farming). They may be obtained from Bird's nests, including nests from Miscellania and Etceteria (workers allocated to woodcutting maple or mahogany trees). They may also be received as a drop from ganodermic beasts.
Players must first plant the seed in a plant pot containing soil, water it from a watering can, and then wait for the seedling to germinate. They must then plant the spirit sapling in one of the three spirit tree patches, which are located south of the castle on Etceteria, in north-east Port Sarim, and north-east Brimhaven.
The assist system can not be used at any point to help others grow spirit seeds, although temporary farming boosts will work for this purpose.