Coarse Dirt

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Coarse Dirt
Coarse Dirt JE1 BE1.png




Blast resistance




No[until 1.16]
Yes‌[upcoming: 1.16]


Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava


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 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.



From block loot[edit]

Namespaced IDSourceDefault
blocks/coarse_dirtCoarse Dirt1 (100%)


From crafting[edit]

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.


Block Coarse Dirt
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Block loot[edit]

Namespaced IDSourceDefault
blocks/coarse_dirtCoarse Dirt1 (100%)


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDSubtitle keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.gravel.break subtitles.block.generic.break 1.00.816
None[2]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.gravel.fall None 0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.gravel.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit 0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the 1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.gravel.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps 0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:[needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.gravel ? 0.8
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.grsvel ? ?
?Mining the blockhit.gravel ? 0.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.gravel ? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.gravel ? ?
?Walking on the blockstep.gravel ? ?
?Placing the blockuse.gravel ? 0.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Coarse Dirtcoarse_dirt block.minecraft.coarse_dirt

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric IDTranslation key
Coarse Dirtdirt 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
  2. MC-177082