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There are five sources of apples (excluding creative mode):
- Oak and dark oak leaves have 0.5% (1⁄200) chance of dropping an apple. (approximately 25% chance to get an apple for an oak tree and 60% chance for a dark oak tree)
- Chests in strongholds or villages.
- The bonus chest.
- Trading with villagers.
- Killing Notch in multiplayer will drop an apple in addition to his inventory.
- Note: This no longer works since at least Beta 1.7.3.
 As a crafting ingredient
An apple can be used to craft a golden apple or an enchanted golden apple. These recipes don't work on Minecraft Pocket Edition (yet: Golden Apples may appear in later updates of MCPE.)
Gold Ingot +
Block of Gold +
- Apples are a renewable resource and can be harvested alongside wood.
- While the player is harvesting wood, they receive apples with next to no added effort.
- Apples are needed to craft golden apples, which are extremely beneficial food items.
- Apples can be a good source of food when a player first starts in a new world, as it doesn't consume time planting seeds or killing mobs.
- Apples restore only two hunger ().
- Players will become hungry again quickly compared to eating bread or meat due to a low saturation value.
- Apples take more effort to farm than other foods, and should generally be considered a by-product of wood harvesting.
- Apples can be an unreliable food source, as even large trees may occasionally drop no apples.
- Also, farming apples as food requires chopping the wood, then waiting for the leaves to decay on their own: On average, breaking 200 leaf blocks will use 5 food units, to produce one apple that only gives 4 units when eaten.
|0.31 (January 11, 2010)||Added apple. When Indev was still new, apples were items brought in to replace brown mushrooms to heal health. The player would spawn in an Indev House by a chest containing 99 apples and other tools. In later updates, the chests inside the house were removed (and eventually the house itself), making apples impossible to obtain.|
|A player named JTE jokingly put that Notch dropped an apple when killed at the bottom of a crafting guide he made.
This is presumed to be why Notch programmed his avatar to drop an apple when killed (see below).
|1.0.15||Apples remained impossible to obtain (without inventory editing) until Survival Multiplayer, in which one could be obtained by killing Notch. In addition to his inventory, Notch would drop an apple. (This no longer works since at least Beta 1.7.3.)|
|1.8||Apples can now be found in chests in strongholds.|
|Apples now restore instead of 4 ()|
|Apples are now stackable|
|1.1||11w48a||Oak leaves now have a 1/200 chance of dropping an apple when destroyed.|
|1.3.1||12w16a||Apples can now be found in bonus chests.|
|12w21a||Apples can now be purchased from villagers with emeralds.|
|1.4.2||12w37a||Texture changed from to (The item sprite no longer has a dark outline and now has a more detailed look).|
|1.5||The Fortune enchantment now increases the chance of dropping apples.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||Changed their texture.|
|TU5||Apples are now stackable and restore instead of 4 ()|
|TU12||Texture changed from to (The item sprite no longer has a dark outline and now has a more detailed look).|
- The sprite of red apples was the same as used in Notch's game Legend of the Chambered.
- In Pocket Edition there is a higher chance of getting apples from decaying leaves.