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Partial (blocks light)



Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava

Probably not

Data value

dec: 103 hex: 67 bin: 1100111

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Tom Stone Mojang avatar.png

Few cubes get our mouths watering and stomachs rumbling quite like the melon block. It's a tasty treat that drops slices which keep your food bar looking healthy and a block that can be used to build a deliciously nutritious looking house. But hang on a second... a block that's also a melon? Has the world gone mad?

Tom Stone[1]

Melons are blocks that grow from fully grown melon seeds.


Melons can be harvested using any tool or by hand. Axes, followed by swords, are the fastest tools for harvesting melons. A melon drops 3–7 melon slices, when broken; by hand, using a tool, or after being broken by the movement of a piston.

In Bedrock Edition, breaking a melon block with shears does not drop 9 melons, rather they yield the same as any other tool.

Block Melon
Hardness 1
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 1.5
Wooden 0.75
Stone 0.4
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.2
Golden 0.15
Sword 1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Natural generation[edit]

Melons are naturally generated in jungle biomes and inside "Stem farm" rooms of woodland mansions.

Melons can be found in savanna villages.


Melon seeds can be planted, placing a small stem that grows over time. Once the stem reaches maturity, it attempts to generate a melon block in one of the four immediately adjacent blocks; however, this attempt may fail if the chosen adjacent block is not empty or the block beneath is not dirt, grass, or farmland. Once a stem has produced to a melon, that stem does not produce any further melons until the existing melon is harvested. Melon stems connect only to the melons they produce. For example, if stem A generates a melon adjacent to stem B, stem B does not connect and can still produce another melon. Similarly, if a melon is placed adjacent to stem B, stem B would still be able to produce another melon. The same principle applies for pumpkins.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Melon Slice


Endermen can pick up melon blocks and drop them upon death without breaking them into melon slices.



Farmers buy 7–12 melons for an emerald.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

Journeyman-level Farmers buy 4 melons for an emerald.‌[Java Edition only]


Placing a melon into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Melon melon

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Melon melon_block 103


Java Edition Beta
July 13, 2011Melons were first revealed in an IGN interview with Notch.
August ?, 2011On the complete ideas for the Ideas section, it was stated that watermelons were to be implemented.
1.8Pre-release Introduced melons.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Melons had a bug that made them yield only 1 melon.[2]
1.3.112w22aInventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to Melon Revision 1.png.
1.7.213w36aMelons now generate in jungle biomes.
1.814w02aMelons can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 7–12 melons for 1 emerald.
14w31aMelons now break faster when mined with an axe.
1.1116w39aMelons now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 103.
18w20bMelon's ID is changed from melon_block to melon.
1.1418w43aMelon.png Changed the texture of melons.
19w03aPlacing a melon into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aMelons now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0Melon Revision 1.png Added melons.
0.9.0build 1Melons now generate naturally in jungle biomes.
build 10Melons now generate a lot less in jungle biomes.
0.12.1build 1Melon can now be obtained using a tool with silk touch enchantment.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 7–12 melons for 1 emerald.
1.1.0alpha now generate in woodland mansions.
alpha a melon block with shears now always yield 9 melons.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta now generate in new savanna villages.
Melon.png Changed the texture of melons.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill up composters.
beta has changed, melons can no longer be used to trade with farmer villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Melon Revision 1.png Added melons.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Melons now generate naturally in jungle biomes.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Melon.png Changed the texture of melons.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Melon Revision 1.png Added melons.


  • Any stem adjacent to a melon block appears connected to it, even if the melon was not grown from that stem.[3] Due to this, if a melon block generates between two stems, it connects to both of them. Pumpkins also do this, although they do not connect to plants of different species.


See also[edit]