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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.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Melons can be obtained from melon blocks.

Drops[edit | edit source]

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 chest minecarts in 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.

Nether Reactor[edit | edit source]

In the Pocket Edition, melons are obtainable from a Nether Reactor, as well as spawning in the world.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Food[edit | edit source]

See also: Hunger management

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

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Melon Seeds


Grid layout Arrow (small).png Melon Seeds


Melon (block)


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

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

History[edit | edit source]

1.8 Added melons.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre4 Glistering Melon was added, crafted using gold nuggets 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.
13w37a Block ID 105, melon stem, is removed from the /give command.
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.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to "Melon" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 the Pocket Edition, melon blocks cannot be destroyed by explosions, which is possibly a bug.

See also[edit | edit source]