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Potato seeds are the first seeds able to be grown in Farming. They can be used to grow potatoes by planting three seeds together in an allotment patch.

They may be found randomly while picking potatoes from a field. They might also be obtained by pickpocketing master farmers, purchasing or stealing them from Olivia's seed stall in Draynor Village, purchasing them from Head Farmer Jones, or occasionally as a reward when running favours for the Wise Old Man. You can purchase up to 500 potato seeds every 4 hours on the Grand Exchange.

A nearby gardener will ask for 2 buckets of compost per allotment patch to watch over your growing potatoes. Planting marigolds or white lilies will also prevent nearby potato plants from becoming diseased.

Potato seed
Farming level 1
Patch Allotment
Payment 2 buckets of compost
Time 40 minutes (4x10 minutes)
Seeds per 3 seeds
Planting 8
Harvesting 9
Crop Raw potato
Yield[?] Unknown edit
Stage Description Image
Healthy Potato plant
1 The potato seeds have only just been planted. Click for a larger image
2 The potato plants have grown to double their previous height. Click for a larger image

The potato plants now are the same height as the surrounding weeds. Click for a larger image
4 The potato plants now spread their branches wider, not growing as much as before. Click for a larger image
5 The potato plants are ready to harvest. A white flower at the top of each plant opens up. Click for a larger image

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cave crawler53; 74; 781–4Common
Cave horror (elite)861–4Common
Draynor Seed MarketN/A1Common
Exiled kalphite paragon841–3Common
Fortress guard (historical)52unknownCommon
General malpractitioner841–3Common
Giant ant worker49unknownCommon
Goblin Raider562Common
Guard18; 25; 354–6Common
Hill giant441–4Common
Hobgoblin28; 30; 32; 35; 914–8Common
Hobgoblin (elite)414–8Common
Lesser reborn mage681–4Common
Master FarmerN/A1–3Common
Rockslug42; 494Common
'Rum'-pumped crab841–3Common
Tenacious toucan841–4Common
White Knight354Common
Farming crate (small)N/A12Random
Catablepon53; 541–4Rare
Pernicious parrot631–4Rare
Black Knight30; 334Uncommon
Desert Lizard35; 49; 634Uncommon
Exiled kalphite soldier841–4Uncommon
Greater reborn mage822Uncommon
Lesser reborn ranger681–3Uncommon
Lesser reborn warrior681Uncommon
Mutated zygomite58; 654Uncommon
Rock lobster1001Uncommon
Small Lizard214Uncommon
White wolf (Burthorpe)52–4Uncommon
Cyclops57; 63; 68; 911Unknown
Gelatinous abomination44Unknown
Greater reborn warrior823Unknown

Store locations

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[FAQ] • [doc]


  • Potatoes are usually grown from tubers, not seeds; it is possible that the incorrect term was used by Jagex for simplicity and consistency in naming.
  • The value of one Potato seed in Mobilising Armies is 2 Investment Credits.