Melon Seeds

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Melon Seeds
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







Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava

Probably not

Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

It has been suggested that the contents of this page be split into "Melon Seeds" and "Melon Stem". Discuss
The topics presented on this page may be diverse enough to warrant distinct pages.
Reason: Other items and crop blocks are split, e.g. cocoa beans/cocoa, sweet berries/sweet berry bush

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 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 stems generate naturally in stem farm inside woodland mansions.

Melon stems can generate in savanna and desert village farms.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Melon Slice


Wandering traders sell melon seeds for 1 emerald.



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 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 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.


Placing melon seeds into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

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 Seeds melon_seeds Yes
Melon Stem melon_stem No
Attached Melon Stem attached_melon_stem

Bedrock Edition:

Name Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Melon Seeds melon_seeds 362
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-release Added melon seeds.
Melon seeds can found in the brand new mineshaft chests.
Stem 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
1.4.212w36aChickens will now use wheat seeds, melon seeds and pumpkin seeds, instead of wheat to breed.
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.
1.8pre1Melon seeds can no longer be used to breed chickens.
1.915w31aChickens can now use melon seeds to breed again.
15w44aAdded to dungeon chests, and decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.
1.1116w39aMelon seeds can now be found in the new woodland mansion.
Melon crops 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, and the item's 362.
1.1419w03aPlacing melon seeds into the new composter has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aMelon seeds now have a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0Added melon seeds.
0.9.0?Melon seeds can now be found in mineshaft chests.
0.12.1build 1Melon seeds are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
0.14.0build 1Melon seeds can now be found in minecarts with chests in mineshafts.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha seeds now generate inside dungeon chests.
1.1.0alpha crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
Melon seeds can now be found in woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta seeds can now be found inside bonus chests.
Melon seeds are now used to tame parrots.
1.10.0beta stems will now generate in savanna and desert village farms.
Added wandering traders, which sell melon seeds.
1.11.0beta seeds can now be used to fill up composters.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Added melon seeds.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added melon seeds.


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