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
|Hops||North of Lumbridge farm||Vasquen|
|Hops||North of McGrubor's Wood||Rhonen|
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|
|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.|
|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).|
|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).|
|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).|
|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).|
|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).|
|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.|
|15 Asgarnian hops||4x20 mins||180||190||2693||Requires 4 seeds. Fully-grown reeds produce toads, swamp tar and swamp lizards when harvested.|
|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.