Melon (block)

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Solid Block




Partial (blocks light)



Blast resistance





This block can be broken with any tool, but an axe is the quickest




Yes (64)



First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 103 hex: 67 bin: 1100111



Melons are blocks that grow from fully grown melon seeds.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Melons can be mined with any tool, but axes (and swords) are the quickest. Melons can only be obtained using a tool with silk touch, or it will drop 3–7 melon slices.

Hardness 1
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 1.5
Wooden 0.75
Stone 0.4
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.2
Golden 0.15
Sword 1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

When a melon block is pushed by a piston, it will break into 3–7 melon slices.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Melons naturally generate in jungle biomes.

Farming[edit | edit source]

See also: Tutorials/Pumpkin and melon farming

Melon seeds can be planted, placing a small stem that will grow over time. Once the stem reaches maturity, it will attempt to generate a melon block in one of the four immediately adjacent blocks; however, this attempt may fail if the chosen adjacent block is not empty or the block beneath is not dirt, grass, or farmland. Once a stem has connected to a melon, that stem will not produce any further melons until the existing melon is harvested. If there's two melon plants a block away from each other and a melon is placed/generated between them, the two melon plants will connect to the melon as if they generated a melon at the same time. Furthermore, the two melon plants will not generate any more melons until the melon between them is harvested, the same will go for pumpkins.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description


Using a melon block as a storage block for watermelon slices is inefficient, as breaking the block always drops fewer than 9 melons.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Trading[edit | edit source]

Farmers will buy 7–12 melons for an emerald.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

July 13, 2011 Melons were first revealed in an IGN interview with Notch.
August, 2011 On the complete ideas for the Ideas section, it was stated that Watermelons were to be implemented.
1.8 Introduced melons.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre4 Melons had a bug that made it only yield 1 Melon.[1]
1.7.2 13w36a Melons now generate in jungle biomes.
1.8 14w31a Now break faster when mined with an axe.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added melons.
0.9.0 build 1 Melons now generate naturally in jungle biomes.
build 10 Melons now generate a lot less in jungle biomes.
Console Edition
TU5 Added melons.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added melons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Any stem adjacent to a melon block will appear to be connected to it, even if the melon was not grown from that stem.[2]
    • Due to this, if a melon block generates between two stems, it will connect to both of them. Pumpkins also do this, although they will not connect to plants of different species.

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See also[edit | edit source]

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