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Yes (64)

First appearances


Beta 1.8pre1

Pocket Edition

Alpha 0.5.0
Data value

dec: 360 hex: 168 bin: 101101000



Melon (named Melon Slice in the console editions) is a food item that can be eaten by the player.


Melons can be obtained from melon blocks.


See also: Pumpkin and melon farming

Melons drop from melon blocks which generate naturally in jungles or can be grown from melon seeds found in chests in dungeons or abandoned mine shafts.

Each melon block normally drops 3 to 7 melons when broken or pushed by a piston. Breaking a melon block with a tool with the Fortune enchantment will increase the potential number of drops by 1 per level, to a maximum of 9 melons.


See also: Hunger management

Eating a melon restores 2 points (Hunger.svg) of hunger and 1.2 points of hunger saturation.

As a crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Glistering Melon

Gold Nugget +

Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Grid layout Arrow (small).png Glistering Melon
Gold Nugget Melon Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Gold Nugget

Melon (block)


Melon Melon Melon Grid layout Arrow (small).png Melon (block)
Melon Melon Melon
Melon Melon Melon

Melon Seeds


Grid layout Arrow (small).png Melon Seeds



1.8 Added melons.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre4 Glistering Melon was added, crafted using gold ingots and melons. They replaced Ghast Tears as the ingredient to produce Potions of Healing due to the difficulty in getting Tears.
1.6.1 13w23a Glistering melons use eight gold nuggets instead of one.
1.7.2 13w36a Melons can now be found in Jungle Biomes. Previously, melons did not naturally spawn anywhere and could only be found as seeds.
1.8 14w02a Villagers no longer trade Melons.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added melons. They restore 1 heart each.
Console Edition
TU5 Added melons.


  • Making melon slices into a melon block is inefficient as you use 9 melon slices, and when you break the block you get a lower melon return rate.
  • In Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.5.0, the item frame of the melons had a red background, indicating an unfinished item in progress.
  • Melons are only obtainable in Pocket Edition by using a Nether Reactor.
  • In Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition, there is currently a glitch in-game that makes it so on occasion(seems to be about 80% of the time), if one plants a melon seed beside another melon seed they will both disappear, never to return. As a precaution, do not plant seeds next to each other, because you may never find melons again.
  • In Minecraft Pocket Edition, melon blocks cannot be destroyed by explosions. This also applys to obsidian, furnaces, bedrock, grass block, and sometimes wool. This is most likely a bug for the furnace, melon, and grass blocks as these blocks don't have anywhere near the blast resistance of obsidian and/or bedrock.

See also[edit]