Melon Stem

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Melon Stem
Stem Stage 0.pngStem Stage 1.pngStem Stage 2.pngStem Stage 3.pngStem Stage 4.pngStem Stage 5.pngStem Stage 6.pngStem Stage 7.png
Attached Stem.png




Blast resistance






Catches fire from lava


Data values

See § Data values


See § Data values

Melon stems are a block that generates melon blocks.

Natural generation[edit]

Melon stems generate naturally in stem farm inside woodland mansions.

Melon stems can generate in savanna and desert village farms.



Melon stems, when destroyed, will drop 0–3 melon 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.


Over time, planted melon seeds grow into a full 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 and produce melons. Melon seeds are affected by bone meal only with respect to stem growth—bone meal does not help produce the actual melons.

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.

Melon stems are technical blocks that cannot be obtained as items.‌[Java and Legacy Console editions only] But they can be obtained via inventory editing or add-ons in Bedrock Edition.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Name Namespaced ID Item form
Melon Stem melon_stem No
Attached Melon Stem attached_melon_stem

Bedrock Edition:

Name Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Melon Stem melon_stem 105

Block data[edit]

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]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0A newly-planted stem.
Intermediate growth stages of the stem.
7A fully-mature stem, capable of producing melons.


Name Default value Allowed values Description
The direction from the stem to the melon.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png A 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
1.8Pre-releaseStem Stage 0.pngStem Stage 1.pngStem Stage 2.pngStem Stage 3.pngStem Stage 4.pngStem Stage 5.pngStem Stage 6.pngStem Stage 7.pngAttached Stem.pngAdded the melon stem, with seven stages of growth.
?Melon Stem Stage 8.pngMelon Stem Stage 9.pngMelon Stem Stage 10.pngMelon Stem Stage 11.pngMelon Stem Stage 12.pngMelon Stem Stage 13.pngMelon Stem Stage 14.pngMelon Stem Stage 15.png Melon stem data values from 8 through 15 show a glitched formation, where the stem extends to up to two blocks in height, with the bottom half being a borrowed tinted netherrack texture.
Attached Stem Stage 8.pngAttached Stem Stage 9.pngAttached Stem Stage 10.pngAttached Stem Stage 11.pngAttached Stem Stage 12.pngAttached Stem Stage 13.pngAttached Stem Stage 14.pngAttached Stem Stage 15.png Stem blocks with data values higher than 7 can attach to adjacent fruits, which results in very stretched stem textures.
Java Edition
1.7.213w37aAttached 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.
1.1116w39aMelon stems will now generate inside woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe 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.
1.14?Now generate in villages
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0Added melon stems.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
Melon seeds can now be found in woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta stems will now generate in savanna and desert village farms.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Added melon stems.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added melon stems.


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