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2 (Hunger.svg)






Yes (64)

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dec: 360 hex: 168 bin: 101101000



Melon (named melon slice in Console Edition) is a food item that can be eaten by the player.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

See also: Pumpkin and melon farming

Melons drop from melon blocks which generate naturally in jungles or can be grown from melon seeds found among chest loot in abandoned mineshafts, dungeons and woodland mansions.

Each melon block normally drops 3–7 melons when broken or pushed by a piston, or 9 melons when broken by shears.[upcoming 1.1] 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. Breaking a melon using an item with the Silk Touch enchantment will cause the melon to drop the melon block instead of melon slices.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Food[edit | edit source]

See also: Hunger management

Eating a melon restores 2 (Hunger.svg) points of hunger and 1.2 points of hunger saturation.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Glistering Melon Gold Nugget +

Melon (block) Melon

Melon Seeds Melon

History[edit | edit source]

1.8 Added melons.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre4 Melons are now used in the crafting recipe of glistering melons.
1.7.2 13w37a Block ID 105, melon stem, is removed from the /give command.
1.8 14w02a Villagers no longer trade melons.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added melons. Melons restore 2 (Heart.svg) each, rather than 2 (Hunger.svg).
0.12.1 build 1 Melons now restores hunger instead of health.
Melons can no longer be obtained from nether reactors.
Upcoming Pocket Edition
1.1 build 3 Breaking a melon block with shears now always yields 9 melons.
Console Edition
TU5 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added melons.

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