Pumpkin Seeds

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









Yes (64)



First appearances

See History


  • Pumpkin Seeds
Data values
dec: 104 hex: 68 bin: 1101000
dec: 361 hex: 169 bin: 101101001

See Data values

Pumpkin seeds are an item that can be used to grow pumpkin plants.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe



Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Pumpkin seeds can be found in 45.2% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts in stacks of 2–4. In 1.9,[upcoming] pumpkin seeds can be found in 18.8% of dungeon chests and 32.0% of chest minecarts in abandoned mine shafts in stacks of 2–4.

Pumpkin stems[edit | edit source]

Pumpkin stems, when destroyed, may drop 0-3 pumpkin seeds.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Farming[edit | edit source]

See also: Tutorials/Pumpkin and melon farming

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

Breeding[edit | edit source]

In Pocket Edition, chickens can be bred with pumpkin seeds. Chickens don't follow players holding pumpkin seed.

Pumpkin Stem[edit | edit source]

A pumpkin stem is the block that is planted on farmland when pumpkin 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 pumpkin has grown off of it. A fully-grown[upcoming 1.9] single stem will connect to any pumpkin in an adjacent square, thus there are 5 possible appearances to a stem. If there are multiple pumpkins it can connect to, it will favor the east, then west, north, and south. When the pumpkin is removed, the stem will return to its straight shape.

Data values[edit | edit source]

ID[edit | edit source]

Item/Block ID Name Numerical ID
Pumpkin Seeds pumpkin_seeds 361
Pumpkin Stem pumpkin_stem 104

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values

The pumpkin stem (block 104) 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:pumpkin_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 pumpkins.


The direction from the stem to the pumpkin.
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 pumpkin.
The height and color of a stem facing "up" depends upon the age.

History[edit | edit source]

1.8 1.8-pre1 Added pumpkin 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 104 (pumpkin stem) was removed from the /give command.
1.8 14w34d Pumpkin seeds no longer can be used to breed chickens.
1.9 15w31a Chickens can now use pumpkin seeds to breed again.
15w44a Added to dungeon chests, and decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added pumpkin seeds, obtainable from the Nether Reactor.
0.12.1 build 1 Pumpkin seeds are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
Console Edition
TU5 Added pumpkin seeds.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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