Huge mushrooms are generated structures.
They naturally generate in mushroom island and roofed forest biomes. In Pocket Edition, they also generate in swamp biomes.
Huge mushrooms can be grown by applying bone meal to a small red or brown mushroom that is planted on dirt, coarse dirt, grass block, podzol or mycelium. In open daylight, it requires more bone meal on dirt or podzol than on mycelium to grow.
They require a 7×7×6 to 7×7×8 space to grow depending on their height, not counting any spaces occupied by partial blocks. The bottom-most layer (where the mushroom is placed) only requires blocks immediately adjacent to the source mushroom to be free, not counting diagonal blocks.
A huge mushroom will only grow if there is sufficiently low light, or if grown on mycelium or podzol.
A huge mushroom will not grow above the height limit.
Huge brown mushrooms
Huge brown mushrooms consist of a single stalk in the center, with a 7×7 canopy of brown mushroom blocks at the top with the corners missing.
Due to the space requirement matching the size of the canopy at the top, it is possible for a huge brown mushroom to grow with its canopy directly touching a mushroom next to it.
Huge red mushrooms
Huge red mushrooms, like their brown counterparts, have a single stalk in the center, but a different canopy, composed of five 3×3 slabs of red mushroom blocks arranged above and around the stalk, forming a 'dome'. Even though the space requirement is the same, the actual huge red mushroom only ends up being 5×6 blocks in area, so subsequent ones can be grown closer together than brown ones.
|June 14, 2011||Notch showed a picture of a Beta 1.7 change-list. Although it was completely blurred out and was at first thought of as a joke, Notch later stated that one of the pictures with the new lighting system and the change list had a secret in them.|
|One place where people discussed it was on the Minecraft Forums, where it was discovered that the tabs at the top of the change list, which were partly covered, could be decoded based on the one pixel tall pattern available in the image.|
|After a user named "tmcaffeine" successfully decoded the image, the tabs read: ExperienceOrb.java, changelist.txt, Level.java, Tile.java, HugeMushroomTile.jav(a?), HugeMushroomFeature.(java?), RandomLevelSource(cut).|
|This led people to believe that huge mushrooms would be added, and indeed, later on Notch revealed a screenshot on Google+ in which two huge mushrooms could be seen as well as a village.|
|1.8||1.8-pre1||Huge mushrooms were added.|
|They did not generate naturally, but could be planted by the player by using bone meal on a red or brown mushroom planted on grass or dirt.|
|1.0.0||The mushroom island biome was added, which naturally spawns huge mushrooms.|
|1.7.2||The roofed forest biome was added, which naturally spawns huge mushrooms.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added huge mushrooms.|
|0.10.0||build 1||Huge mushrooms can now spawn in swamps.|
|TU5||Added huge mushrooms.|
- All huge mushrooms have exactly 45 blocks besides the stalk, so on average, you can get 13.5 mushrooms from each huge mushroom.
- Red mushrooms are rarer than brown mushrooms, but this is not the case for huge mushrooms.