|Release date||11 July 2005 (Update)|
|High Alch||28 coins|
|Low Alch||19 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||11 coins (info)|
|A juicy watermelon.|
A Watermelon is an item of food produced via the farming skill. It is grown by planting 3 watermelon seeds in an allotment patch. However, like pineapples, watermelons cannot be consumed whole. Players must first use a knife to cut the watermelon into three slices. Each of these heals some hitpoints when consumed. Using a knife on a watermelon will yield 3 slices, and each slice heals 5% of your base Hitpoints level. At level 80 Hitpoints or higher, one watermelon will restore 15 Hitpoints if all three slices are consumed.
Other uses for watermelons include being used as an ingredient in summer pies, though players need level 95 Cooking to make these. They can use watermelons in a compost Bin to make supercompost, or use one to make the head of a scarecrow. Players need 6 watermelons to pay a gardener to watch over a growing jangerberry bush, or 10 to watch over a growing pineapple tree. Growing watermelons will take 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Watermelons are useful for high levelled players in remote areas; it is possible to bring a full inventory of watermelons and slice them when you need them, which can be used to replace expensive food like sharks.
Players can grow their own watermelons by planting three watermelon seeds in an allotment patch at level 47 Farming. They can plant a nasturtium seed in the flower patch to help protect the growing watermelons from disease, or pay the gardener 10 curry leaves to watch over the plants and ensure they grow. Planting a watermelon patch earns the player 48.5 farming experience points. Harvesting a watermelon patch earns the player 54.4 farming experience points per watermelon. Wielding the Magic secateurs whilst harvesting increases the yield of a melon patch by 10%.
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