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A tomato is a food item that heals 200 life points when eaten. It's mainly used as an ingredient in other foods; tomatoes are needed to make garden pies, vegetable battas, cheese and tomato battas, and egg and tomato (used as the topping for egg potatoes), as well as ugthanki kebabs and all types of pizzas.

Members can pay 2 sacks of cabbages to the local farmer to watch over your planted tomatoes.

Members can store five tomatoes in a basket. Players can pay a gardener one basket of tomatoes to watch over growing yanillian hops or a growing oak tree, and three baskets of tomatoes to watch over a growing cadava berry bush.

Members can use tomatoes in a Compost Bin to make compost. However, using only tomatoes in a batch turns them into rotten tomatoes instead.

Obtaining tomatoes

Members can grow tomatoes by planting three tomato seeds in an allotment patch at level 12 Farming. A fully grown marigold or white lily in a neighboring flower patch will protect growing tomatoes from disease.

A tomato spawns in the Bandit Camp in the Wilderness, on a stool near the fairy ring in the Feldip Hills Jungle Hunter area, and on the 1st2nd floor[UK] of Aggie's house in Draynor Village, next to some cheese. In issue 1 of Postbag from the Hedge (dated 26 September 2005), Aggie claims to have created the tomato accidentally whilst trying to summon a lesser demon. It is unclear whether she is referring to the particular tomato in her house (explaining why it keeps reappearing), or is claiming to be the origin of all tomatoes. In any case, her claims cannot necessarily be taken too seriously, as she also says that tomatoes "do sometimes bite"; there is no evidence of this in the game.

Up to 10 Tomatoes can be bought from the Port Sarim Grocer, Wydin.

Players with level 2 Thieving can steal tomatoes from the vegetable stalls in Taverley. After completing the Fremennik Trials quest, members can also steal from the vegetable stalls in Miscellania and Etceteria, or simply buy them from the greengrocer there.

Members can also acquire tomatoes by talking to the Recruiter in West Ardougne; the nearby men will throw tomatoes at him, and players can pick these up from the ground. This is a very slow method for obtaining tomatoes, and other methods except waiting for spawns are greatly preferred.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Zombie (New Varrock)11Common
Chaos dwarf28; 45; 47; 84; 101; 1081Uncommon
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 1011Uncommon
Falador resource bundleN/A1Unknown
Zombie (New Varrock)11Unknown

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