Melon Seeds

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Melon Seeds
Melon Seeds.png
Seed Stem Stage 0.pngSeed Stem Stage 1.pngSeed Stem Stage 2.pngSeed Stem Stage 3.pngSeed Stem Stage 4.pngSeed Stem Stage 5.pngSeed Stem Stage 6.pngSeed Stem Stage 7.png
Attached Seed Stem.png




Blast resistance







Yes (64)



Data values

See Data values


See Data values

Melon seeds are an item that can be used to grow melon plants.


Natural generation[edit]

Melon seeds can be found in 18.5% of dungeon chests, 31.6% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts, and 18.5% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 2–4.

In Bedrock Edition, they can be found in 33.3% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–2.

Melon stems[edit]

Melon stems, when destroyed, will drop 0–3 seeds. The odds of dropping 0, 1, 2 and 3 seeds are 100125, 20125, 4125 and 1125, respectively. In the long run, this comes to 0.248 seeds dropped per melon stem.

Melon stem generate naturally in stem farm inside woodland mansions.

Melon stem can generate in savanna and desert village farms.‌[upcoming 1.14]


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Melon Slice



See also: Tutorials/Pumpkin and melon farming

Melon seeds can be planted only on farmland. Over time, they grow into a stem and produce a melon on any adjacent dirt, grass, or farmland block. If a melon is already occupying an adjacent dirt/grass or farmland spot, the stem will not grow any more melons until the melon is removed. A single stem can grow an unlimited number of melons. Like other seeds, they need a certain amount of light to grow. Melon seeds are affected by bone meal only with respect to stem growth—bone meal does not help produce the actual melons.


Melon seeds can be used to breed chickens, lead chickens around, and make baby chickens grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.


Like other seeds, melon seeds can be used to tame parrots.

Melon Stem[edit]

A melon stem is the block that is planted on farmland when melon seeds are used on it. It starts underground, and rises up as the plant grows. The stem is colored green when young, and then brown once fully grown.

The stem will curve once a melon has grown off of it. A fully-grown single stem will connect to any melon in an adjacent square, thus there are 5 possible appearances to a stem. If there are multiple melons it can connect to, it will favor the east, then west, north, and south. When the melon is removed, the stem will return to its straight shape.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item/Block ID Name Item form
Melon Seeds melon_seeds Yes
Melon Stem melon_stem No
Attached Melon Stem attached_melon_stem

Bedrock Edition:

Item/Block ID Name Numerical ID
Melon Seeds melon_seeds 362
Melon Stem melon_stem 105

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, melon stems use the following data values:

Value Stage
0 Freshly planted stem
1 First stage of growth
2 Second stage of growth
3 Third stage of growth
4 Fourth stage of growth
5 Fifth stage of growth
6 Sixth stage of growth
7 Seventh stage of growth
In this stage a stem can generate a melon or pumpkin next to
it on an empty dirt, grass or farmland block

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states


Name Value Description
 age0A newly-planted stem.
1–6Intermediate growth stages of the stem.
7A fully-mature stem, capable of producing melons.


Name Value Description
The direction from the stem to the melon.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngA Seedy PlacePlant a seed and watch it growHusbandryPlant one of these 5 seeds. Crops and plants without seeds are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/plant_seed



Java Edition Beta
1.8 Pre-release Added melon seeds.
Melon seeds can found in the new mineshaft chests.
Java Edition
1.4.2 12w36a Chickens will now use wheat seeds, melon seeds and pumpkin seeds, instead of wheat to breed.
1.7.2 13w37a Attached Seed Stem.png The item form of block ID 105 (melon stem) has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
1.8 pre1 Melon seeds can no longer be used to breed chickens.
1.9 15w31a Chickens can now use melon seeds to breed again.
15w44a Added to dungeon chests, and decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.
1.11 16w39a Melon seeds can now be found in the new woodland mansion.
Melon crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
1.13 17w47a The different block states for the melon_stem ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 105, and the item's 362.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added melon seeds.
0.9.0 ?Melon seeds can now be found in abandoned mineshaft chests.
0.12.1 build 1 Melon seeds are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
0.14.0 build 1 Melon seeds can be found in minecart with chest in abandoned mineshaft.
Pocket Edition
1.0 alpha 0.17.0 Melon seeds now generate inside dungeon chest.
1.1 alpha Melon crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
Melon seeds can be found in woodland mansion chest.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 beta Melon seeds can be found inside bonus chest.
Seeds are now used to tame parrots.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Added melon seeds.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Melon Seeds.


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