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A prickly pear seed is a Farming seed from which prickly pears can be grown by players with 76 Farming. It is planted in a cactus patch. Harvesting the grown plant gives Defence experience instead of a crop item.
It can be protected by paying a farmer 15 jangerberries, although this is unnecessary if the player has completed the hard Desert Tasks.
The seed can be found by pickpocketing from gnomes at level 75, from elves at level 85 or from dwarves at 90. They can also be gained through hunting in the Herblore Habitat, purchased for 3,000 points per seed at Vinesweeper or purchased for 15,000 glory per seed at the Mobilising Armiesminigame.
Prickly pear cactus seeds have been planted in this patch. Harvesting this plant will grant experience in Defence.
A Prickly pear cactus is growing in this patch. Harvesting this plant will grant experience in Defence.
A fully grown prickly pear cactus. Harvesting this plant will grant experience in Defence.
Defence XP table
The amount of Defence experience received on harvesting the plant appears to be dependant on both the Defence level and the Farming level of the playing when harvesting. It also appears to be possible to only successfully eat some of the three fruit on the plant, which would give only a proportion (i.e. one third, two thirds) of the possible experience.
The table below gives an indication of the defence experience gained at different Defence levels.