Coarse Dirt

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Coarse Dirt
Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

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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 on which grass blocks cannot spread.


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.


Block Coarse Dirt
Hardness 0.5
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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Coarse Dirt Dirt +



Coarse dirt has the ability to grow saplings, sugar canes, mushrooms, bamboo, and sweet berries which can be planted directly under appropriate conditions.

Neither mycelium nor grass can spread onto coarse dirt.

Coarse dirt can be tilled to become dirt and tilled again to become farmland.


Java Edition:

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.gravel.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.gravel.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.gravel.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.gravel.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Coarse Dirt coarse_dirt

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric 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

Block states[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, dirt uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
dirt_typenormal normalDirt
coarseCoarse Dirt


Java Edition
1.7.213w36aDirt JE2 BE1.png Added grassless dirt.
Grassless dirt functions exactly like regular dirt, except it doesn't grow grass.
Grassless dirt doesn't generate naturally yet.
?Grassless dirt can now be found naturally in Savanna M biomes.
1.814w25aCoarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png 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.
14w32aCoarse dirt can now be tilled into regular dirt.
1.1317w47aThe different variant block states for the dirt ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 3.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0Dirt JE2 BE1.png Added grassless dirt.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta Dirt JE1 BE1.png Grassless dirt has now been replaced with coarse dirt.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png Added coarse dirt.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.5.25Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png Added coarse dirt.


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


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