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Apples are food items that can be eaten by the player.
Oak and dark oak leaves have 0.5% (1⁄200) chance of dropping an apple. This amounts to approximately 25% chance to get an apple from an oak tree and 60% chance from a dark oak tree.
In the pocket edition, the chance is higher.
From loot chests
Villager farmers may offer to sell apples in exchange for emeralds. 5 apples can be bought per emerald as one of their third tier trades.
- See also: Hunger management
Eating an apple restores 4 () and 2.4 points of saturation.
As a crafting ingredient
An apple can be used to craft a golden apple or an enchanted golden apple.
Gold Ingot +
Block of Gold +
Note: The video shows golden apples being crafted with gold nuggets. This is outdated, as they are crafted with ingots on PC and Pocket editions.
|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.|
|1.7.3||Notch no longer drops an apple on death.|
|1.8||Apples can now be found in chests in strongholds.|
|Apples now restore 4 () 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 4 () instead of 4 ()|
|TU12||Texture changed from to (The item sprite no longer has a dark outline and now has a more detailed look).|