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This article is about the ingredient used in making ales. For the drunk involved in the Biohazard quest, see Hops (NPC).

Hops can be used to make different types of beers and ales with the Cooking skill. Hop seeds are planted in a hops patch by using 4 hop seeds (only 3 Jute seeds) on the patch with a seed dibber in the player's inventory or tool belt. Hops need to be watered during its growing cycle. Harvesting yields between 3 and 35 hops and is done with a spade in the player's inventory or tool belt. After a hops patch has been harvested, it will become cleared which will require the patch to be re-planted. Hops on average give less experience in planting and harvesting than allotments; however, they are not nearly as susceptible to disease as allotments. Hops patch do not a have a compost bin nearby but do have a Tool Leprechaun.

Hops patch locations

Type Location Gardener Closest teleport Image
Hops North of Lumbridge farm Vasquen Vasquen location.png
Hops North of McGrubor's Wood Rhonen Rhonen location.png
Hops Yanille Selena Selena location.png
Hops Entrana Francis

Many items (e.g., Explorer's ring, Magic secateurs) are banned on the island.

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Hop seeds

Each patch requires four seeds of the same type to begin growing with the exception of Jute seeds which requires only three.

Level Seed Payment Growth time* Plant XP Harvest XP GE Seeds Price Notes
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Barley seed
3 buckets of compost 4x10 mins 8.5 9.5 83 Requires 4 seeds. Cooking it on a range turns it into Barley malt for brewing.
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Hammerstone seed
1 marigold 4x10 mins 9 10 70 Requires 4 seeds. Hammerstone hops are used for brewing Dwarven stout and protecting a Barberry bush (15 needed). 
8 Asgarnian seed 5.png
Asgarnian seed
1 sack of onions 5x10 mins 10.5 12 83 Requires 4 seeds. Asgarnian hops are used for brewing Asgarnian Ale and protecting Reed beds (15 needed).
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Jute seed
6 barley malt 5x10 mins 13 14.5 79 Requires 3 seeds. Jute fibres can be woven into sacks on a loom or used as payment for protecting sweetcorn (10 needed).
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Yanillian seed
1 basket of tomatoes 6x10 mins 14.5 16 96 Requires 4 seeds. Yanillian hops are used for brewing Wizard's mind bomb and protecting Sunchoke tubers (15 needed).
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Krandorian seed
3 sacks of cabbage 7x10 mins 17.5 19.5 101 Requires 4 seeds. Krandorian hops are used for brewing Dragon bitter and protecting grapevines (15 needed).
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Wildblood seed
1 Nasturtium 8x10 mins 23 26 189 Requires 4 seeds. Wildblood hops are used for brewing Slayer's respite. They can also be used to protect jade vines and Wishing well bushes, requiring 10 and 15 hops, respectively.
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Reed seed
15 Asgarnian hops 4x20 mins 180 190 2693 Requires 4 seeds. Fully-grown reeds produce toads, swamp tar and swamp lizards when harvested.
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Grapevine seed
15 Krandorian hops 4x20 mins 230 330 28851 Requires 4 seeds and 5 planks. Fully-grown grapevines produce grapes of Saradomin, grapes of Zamorak and/or grapes of Guthix.
  • 4x10 means that every 10 minutes interval the crop grows a little and can be watered again. This happens 4 times until it is fully grown. It can then be reaped.

See also