Sweet Berry Bush
|Catches fire from lava||
|This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.|
A sweet berry bush is a plant that produces sweet berries.
Berry bushes commonly generate in all taiga variants (Taiga, Taiga Hills, and Taiga Mountains). In all snowy taiga variants (Snowy Taiga, Snowy Taiga Hills and Snowy Taiga Mountains) each chunk has 1⁄12 chance to generate sweet berry bushes in patches.
A sweet berry bush grows through four stages after it is planted. Its first growth stage is a small bush without any berries. It becomes a grown plant in its second stage, and produces berries in its third and fourth growth stage. The bush doesn't need any light to grow. Using bone meal on it increases its growth stage by 1. Although the bush can be placed on a 1 block high space, it cannot grow without an open air block above it.
Sweet berry bushes can be used to collect sweet berries. When harvested, a single bush drops 1-2 berries at its third stage of growth and 2-3 when fully grown. Harvesting is done by using the bush, resetting the bush to its second stage. Breaking it with a tool enchanted with Fortune increases its drop maximum by 1 per level.
Sweet berry bushes can deal 1 damage every 0.5 seconds to the player or other mobs (except foxes) that move or jump inside them, similar to a cactus, as long as the bush has grown past its first growth stage.
Mobs that move through sweet berry bushes slow down to about 34.05% of their normal speed, similar to a cobweb, which slows down mobs to 15% of normal speed. This makes it impossible to jump a full block while inside the bush.
Preventing fall damage
In Java Edition, a sweet berry bush of any growth stage prevents a player or mob from taking any fall damage. However, for growth stages after stage one, the bush still deals a tick of damage due to the vertical movement through the bush.
Foxes run toward and eat any sweet berry bush in the second or third growth stage within a 16 block radius, setting the bush back to the first growth stage.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Some berries, using the bush will give 1-2 sweet berries and set the age back to 1.|
|Full berries, using the bush will give 2-3 sweet berries and set the age back to 1.|
|September 26, 2018||Berry bushes are announced to be part of the biome vote at MINECON Earth 2018.|
|September 29, 2018||Berry bushes are showcased at MINECON Earth 2018.|
|September 29, 2018||Taiga wins the biome vote, meaning berry bushes will be added to the game first.|
|December 3, 2018||Cojomax tweets an image of some berry bushes.|
|1.14||18w49a||Added sweet berry bushes.|
|19w03a||Added sounds for Sweet Berry Bushes.|
|19w05a||Added placement sounds for Sweet Berry Bushes.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Added sweet berry bushes, available only through Experimental Gameplay.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Fully implemented sweet berry bushes, separate from Experimental Gameplay.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.91||Added sweet berry bushes.|
A sweet berry bush in a taiga biome.
- – Sweet berries reduce all fall damage