Melon Seeds

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Melon Seeds
Melon Seeds.png
Seed Stem.gif
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Blast resistance









Yes (64)



First appearances

See History


Melon Seeds

Data values
dec: 105 hex: 69 bin: 1101001
dec: 362 hex: 16A bin: 101101010

See Data values

Melon seeds are an item that can be used to grow melon plants.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Melon seeds can be found in 45.2% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts, in stacks of 2–4.

Melon stems[edit | edit source]

Melon stems, when destroyed, may drop 0-3 melon seeds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe


Usage[edit | edit source]

Farming[edit | edit source]

See also: Tutorials/Pumpkin and melon farming

Melon seeds can be planted only on farmland. Over time, they grow into a stem and produce a melon on any adjacent dirt, grass, or farmland block. If a melon is already occupying an adjacent dirt/grass or farmland spot, the stem will not grow any more melons until the melon is removed. A single stem can grow an unlimited number of melons. Like other seeds, they need a certain amount of light to grow. Melon seeds are affected by bone meal only with respect to stem growth -- bone meal does not help produce the actual melons.

Melon Stem[edit | edit source]

A melon stem is the block that is planted on farmland when melon seeds are used on it. It starts underground, and rises up as the plant grows. The stem is colored green when young, and then brown once fully grown.

The stem will curve once a melon has grown off of it. A single stem will connect to any melon in an adjacent square, thus there are 5 possible appearances to a stem. If there are multiple melons it can connect to, it will favor the east, then west, north, and south. When the melon is removed, the stem will return to its straight shape.

Breeding[edit | edit source]

In Pocket Edition, chickens can be bred with melon seeds.

Data values[edit | edit source]

ID[edit | edit source]

Item/Block ID Name Numerical ID
Melon Seeds melon_seeds 362
Melon Stem melon_stem 105

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values

The melon stem (block 105) uses the following block data values:

Bits Values
0x0 Freshly planted stem
0x1 First stage of growth
0x2 Second stage of growth
0x3 Third stage of growth
0x4 Fourth stage of growth
0x5 Fifth stage of growth
0x6 Sixth stage of growth
0x7 Seventh stage of growth
In this stage a stem can spawn a melon or pumpkin next to
it on an empty dirt, grass or farmland block

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states

The minecraft:melon_stem block uses following block states:

Name Value Description

0 A newly-planted stem.
1–6 Intermediate growth stages of the stem.
7 A fully-mature stem, capable of producing melons.


The direction from the stem to the melon.
The color of a stem facing in one of these directions depends upon the age, but its height does not vary.
A stem not attached to any melon.
The height and color of a stem facing "up" depends upon the age.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.8 Added melon seeds.
Official release
1.4.2 12w36a Chickens now use wheat seeds, melon seeds and pumpkin seeds instead of wheat to breed.
1.7.2 13w37a Block ID 105 (melon stem) was removed from the /give command.
1.8 1.8-pre1 Melon seeds no longer can be used to breed chickens.
1.9 15w31a Chickens can now use melon seeds to breed again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added melon seeds.
0.12.1 build 1 Melon seeds are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
Console Edition
TU5 Added melon seeds.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added melon seeds.

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See also[edit | edit source]