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Melons can be obtained from melon blocks or by trading with villagers.
- See also: Pumpkin and melon farming
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.
Villager farmers may offer to sell melon in exchange for emeralds. 5 to 8 melon can be bought per emerald.
- See also: Hunger management
Eating a melon restores 2 points () of hunger and 1.2 points of hunger saturation.
 As a crafting ingredient
Gold Nugget +
|1.0.0||1.9pre4||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.|
- 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.