|Release date||11 July 2005 (Update)|
|Time||80 min (4x20 min)|
|High Alch||38 coins|
|Low Alch||25 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||51,085 coins (update)|
|Examine||A Torstol seed - plant in a herb patch.|
A nearby gardener will not watch over your growing torstol.
Planting torstol seeds can be profitable, so therefore players are advised to make sure that the herbs do not die. Supercompost (or Fertile Soil spell) is strongly recommended. These are the best ways of reducing the chances of your herbs becoming diseased. It is not possible to ask a farmer to tend the herbs.
Some players only grow Torstol in the disease-free herb patch on the Troll Stronghold 'roof' (unlocked after My Arm's Big Adventure) and fill the other herb patches with less expensive herbs to minimise potential losses. Using a Juju farming potion can also be useful to maximise the number of herbs harvested.
The following table shows the profit yield, assuming all the herbs and seeds are purchased/sold at the Grand Exchange for the guide price. If the herb dies, you will lose -51,085 coins.
|Herb yield||Profit/loss||Herb yield||Profit/loss|
Note: Supercompost yields a minimum of 5 herbs.
|Healthy Torstol plant|
|1||The seed has only just been planted.|
|2||The herb is now ankle height.|
|3||The herb is now knee height.|
|4||The herb is now mid-thigh height.|
|5||The herb is fully grown and ready to harvest.|
- Monsters with access to the rare drop table
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Kalphite King 230 2–10 Uncommon Nex 220 12 Uncommon Ganodermic beast 166 1 Uncommon Grifolapine 148 1 Uncommon Grifolaroo 154 1 Rare Fungal mage 116 1 Rare Aquanite 136 1 Rare Mutated jadinko baby 134 1 Rare Mutated jadinko guard 138 1 Rare Mutated jadinko male 144 1 Rare Nature Impling N/A 1 Rare Mogre 78 1 Rare Tortured soul 76 1 Rare Aberrant spectre 104 1 Very rare Ankou 88, 90 1 Very rare Master Farmer N/A 1 Very rare Ogre chieftain 81 1 Very rare Mature grotworm 120 1 Very rare Turoth 86, 123, 126, 130, 133 1 Very rare Desert strykewyrm 148 1 Very rare Sea Snake Young 62 1 Very rare Sea Snake Hatchling 90 1 Very rare Giant Sea Snake 149 1 Very rare Skeleton fremennik 40, 50, 60 1 Very rare Undead troll 110, 116, 124, 136 1 Very rare Kurask 112 1 Very rare Cockroach soldier 52 1 Very rare Cyclossus 128 1 Very rare Gnoeals 84, 93 1 Very rare Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island) 112 1 Very rare
Torstol seeds have increased in price significantly in the Grand Exchange since the Herblore Update in October 2009 due to Torstol's use in making Overload potions. Torstol seeds currently cost 51,085, whereas in September 2009, Torstol seeds were worth about 17k each. In the same time frame, Clean Torstol weeds have increased in price from about 3k each to 9,133 each.
Farming Torstol has become more profitable than it used to be, but at the same time, risky, since herb crops can always die and the seeds have a high cost. The possible profit, however, had grown near Snapdragons and even surpassed it.