Coarse Dirt

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Coarse Dirt
Coarse Dirt.png

Transparent

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Tool


Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data values

See Data values

Name

See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png Dirt has a ruder, less friendly cousin called "coarse dirt" that won't grow grass under any circumstances. You can make it by combining dirt with gravel in a 2x2 crafting grid, or hunt some down in the Mega Taiga, Mesa Plateau or Savanna Plateau biomes.
Duncan Geere[1]

Coarse dirt is a variation of dirt that grass blocks won’t spread on.

Obtaining[edit]

Coarse dirt will drop as an item when mined with anything, but using a shovel is quickest.

Block
Coarse Dirt
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Coarse dirt can be found as large patches in all Giant Tree Taiga variants, Wooded Badlands Plateau, Modified Wooded Badlands Plateau, Shattered Savanna and Shattered Savanna Plateau biomes.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Coarse Dirt Dirt +
Gravel











4

Usage[edit]

Coarse dirt has the ability to grow saplings, sugar canes, mushrooms and bamboo[upcoming BE 1.8 & 1.14], which can be planted directly under appropriate conditions.

Neither mycelium nor grass will spread onto coarse dirt.

Coarse dirt can be tilled to become dirt. This can be useful in multiplying dirt, assuming the player has a steady source of gravel.

Grassless dirt[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, the corresponding block, known as "grassless dirt", is simply dirt with a data value of 1. It has most of the same properties as coarse dirt, except that it has the texture of regular dirt, it drops a regular dirt block when broken, even with Silk Touch, it cannot be crafted, and when tilled, it turns to farmland rather than regular dirt.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block ID Name

Coarse Dirt
coarse_dirt

Bedrock Edition:

Block ID Name Numeral ID

Coarse Dirt
dirt 3

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, coarse dirt uses the following data values:

DV Description

0 Dirt

1 Coarse Dirt

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.7.2 1.7.2 Added grassless dirt. Functioned exactly like a regular dirt block, except for the fact that it did not grow grass. Found naturally in Savanna M biomes.
1.8 14w25a Added coarse dirt as a craftable and visually distinct replacement for grassless dirt. Its block ID is still minecraft:dirt 1. It could be tilled with a hoe into farmland.
14w32a Coarse dirt can now be tilled into regular dirt.
1.13 17w47a The different variant block states for the dirt ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 3.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 Added grassless dirt.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Replaced grassless dirt with coarse dirt.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Added coarse dirt.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.5.25 Added coarse dirt.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Coarse Dirt" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

References[edit]

  1. "Block of the Week: Dirt" – Minecraft.net, February 23, 2018