Crops are crafting ingredients that can be found growing in the wild or cultivated by Farmers. The Track Crops skill can be used to locate wild crops, which is especially useful for finding dye ingredients that farmers cannot produce, such as Yarrow Root.
Fruits and Vegetables
These items may be cultivated by Farmers, using a Vegetable field crafting area. They are used by Cooks in crafting food. Cultivating a well-tended field of vegetables (a Critical success result) may also produce special by-products that can be used by Cooks to create special or improved food recipes, or by Scholars to create dyes. Note that locations in the following table are where the crops are commonly found; all wild crops may be found, at times, in all areas of Middle Earth. Critical result crops used for dyes may be seen in the Dyes table.
Grains and Hops
These items may be cultivated by Farmers, using a Grain field crafting area. They are used by Cooks in crafting food and drinks. They are never found in the wild.
|Crop Type||Item Name||Tier|
|Black Barley||Bundle of Black Barley|
|Golding Hops||Golding Hops|
|North Downs Hops||North Downs Hops|
|Oats||Bunch of Oats|
|Pride of Chetwood Hops||Pride of Chetwood Hops|
|Spring Barley||Bundle of Spring Barley|
|Umbel Hops||Umbel Hops|
|Winter Barley||Bundle of Winter Barley|
Spices are special, rare crop ingredients that can be used by a cook to improve the flavor of food, producing critical results. They are infrequently produced in fields of other crops from the same tier (e.g. a Tier 1 Sprig of Allspice can be harvested from any of the other Tier 1 fields, such as carrot and mushroom fields). They can also be rewarded as loot from foes; the spice received is determined by the level of the foe that was defeated.
Some of these crops may be cultivated by Farmers using Vegetable Farmland; others can only be found in the wild.* They are used by Scholars to craft Dyes and Wall Paints.
* NOTE: Most of these dye plants may drop randomly in a Westfold Farmer's Wild Flower Field, including those that can't otherwise be cultivated.
|Crop Type||Item Name||Tier||Standard / Critical
|Location(s) in the Wild|
|Amaranth||Amaranth Petal||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Blackberry||Juicy Blackberry||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Bloodwort||Bloodwort Root||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Bluebell||Bluebell Bulb||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Bluebottle||Bluebottle Petal||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Elder||Juicy Elderberry||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Green Onion||Onion Skin||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Indigo Plant||Indigo Plant||Cannot be cultivated*||Eregion, The Trollshaws, Ered Luin (rare), Dunland|
|Iris||Iris Root||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Lily-of-the-Valley||Lily-of-the-Valley Leaf||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Saffron||Saffron Thread||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Strawberry||Juicy Strawberry||Critical||Not found in the wild|
|Yarrow Root||Yarrow Root||Cannot be cultivated*||Ered Luin, Bree-land, The Shire|
|Woad Plant||Woad Plant||Cannot be cultivated*||The Lone-lands, The North Downs|
|Walnut Branches||Walnut||Cannot be cultivated*||West Rohan|