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Yes (1) (brown mushroom only)

Blast resistance







Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Wait, go back a minute. Plant life? NO! Mushrooms aren't actually plants. All plants contain a chemical called chlorophyll which they use to turn sunlight into energy, and which also makes them green, but mushrooms don't have chlorophyll at all. Instead, they get their energy by breaking down decaying organic matter. So what are they then? They're fungi, which is a category all of its own, and also includes yeasts and moulds. Fungi don't get as much attention as plants, because they tend to live in soil or underground where they can't be seen. In fact, they're genetically closer to animals than they are plants. Think about that next time you cook up a mushroom stew.

Duncan Geere[1]

Mushrooms are fungi that grow and spread in dark areas.

Natural generation[edit]

Mushrooms naturally generate in poorly lit areas (light level of 12 or less). If this condition is met, each chunk has 18 chance to generate red mushroom and 14 chance to generate brown mushroom.

Mushroom also generate on surface in swamp, giant tree taiga, mushroom fields biomes and anywhere in the Nether.

Witch huts have a flower pot with a red mushroom inside.‌[Bedrock and Java editions only] Mushrooms also generate inside "mushroom farm" rooms in woodland mansions.

Fallen trees[edit]

in Bedrock Edition fallen oak, birch, spruce, and jungle have 0-2 mushroom generated on horizontal logs.


Mushrooms can be instantly mined with anything.

Chest loot[edit]

In Bedrock Edition brown mushrooms can be found in all bonus chests in stacks of 1–2.

Huge mushrooms[edit]

Mining a huge mushroom block drops up to 2 mushrooms of the same color.


Shearing a red or brown mooshroom drops 5 mushrooms of the corresponding color and turns it into a normal cow.


Mushroom can be bought from wandering trader for an emerald.


Mushrooms can be planted and grown on blocks in light levels below 13 and not directly underneath the sky. If planted on mycelium or podzol, they can stay planted in any light level. Both brown and red mushrooms grow at the same rate regardless of the light level.[2][3]

Besides being mined directly, mushrooms are dropped as items if:

  • the block below them falls, is moved, or destroyed;
  • a fluid flows over them;
  • it is above light level 12 and a block updates next to it and it is not on podzol or mycelium.

Huge mushrooms[edit]

When bone meal is applied to a mushroom, the mushroom has a chance to grow into a huge mushroom of the same color, provided that it is on a proper block (dirt, coarse dirt, grass, podzol or mycelium), has enough space, and that the light level is dark enough.


Mushrooms will spread randomly onto nearby blocks when in appropriate conditions. They will spread only if there are fewer than 5 mushrooms of the same type in 9×9×3 area.

Light source[edit]

Brown mushrooms emit a barely visible light level of 1.


Either type of mushroom can be planted in a flower pot.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Fermented Spider Eye Brown Mushroom +
Sugar +
Spider Eye

Mushroom Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +

Rabbit Stew Cooked Rabbit +
Carrot +
Baked Potato +
Any Mushroom +

Suspicious Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower

Suspicious Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower


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

Data values[edit]


Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID ‌[BE only]
Brown mushroom brown_mushroom 39
Red mushroom red_mushroom 40


Java Edition Classic
0.0.20aRed Mushroom Revision 1.pngBrown Mushroom Revision 1.png Red and brown mushrooms added.
Mushrooms were a decorative item, having no crafting use and remaining in the ground when planted. Mushrooms could be placed on any block except another mushroom, and would remain planted when the block below them was removed.
Pigs had a chance of dropping red mushrooms and sheep dropped brown mushrooms.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTConsumption of a brown mushroom healed 5♥♥♥. Consumption of a red mushroom causes 3♥♥ damage to the player's health.
?Mushrooms now only spawn underground.
Java Edition Indev
?Mushrooms were generated in rare instances under trees or in the shadows of other floating continents in the "Floating" map type.
0.312010-01-29Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewWith the addition of biomes and the dimly-lit Nether, mushrooms became a more common sight.
Java Edition Beta
1.6?Mushrooms could be generated in the open when exploring during the night, or under low-light conditions such as those found under trees or overhangs. If planted in direct sunlight or a light level higher than 12 they popped out of the ground. Several bug reports mentioned mushrooms growing on top of trees, but this was a very rare phenomenon.
Mushrooms were given an ability to spread in light levels under 13 onto any block touching their own, including blocks located upwards and downwards diagonally. Mushrooms could be placed on any solid, non-transparent, block including pumpkins, workbenches, furnaces, and chests.
1.8Pre-releaseBone meal can be used on mushrooms to grow new huge mushrooms.
Mushrooms could also be found more easily in the amazing, brand-new swamp biomes.
?Mushrooms' spreading ability was severely restricted - a mushroom would only spread if there were fewer than 5 mushrooms of the same type in a 9×9×3 area around the original mushroom.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMushrooms can now spawn in new mushroom island biome.
Shearing a mooshroom drops 5 red mushrooms.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
1.7.213w36aAdded podzol, which allows mushrooms to grow on it regardless of the light level.
1.814w27aRed or brown mushrooms are now used to craft rabbit stew.
1.1116w39aMushrooms now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aChanged names to brown mushroom and red mushroom, respectively.
Mushrooms can now be found in the flower pots inside of witch huts.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 39 and 40.
1.1418w43aMushrooms can now be used to craft suspicious stew.
19w03aPlacing a mushroom into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aMushrooms now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Red Mushroom.pngBrown Mushroom.png Added mushrooms.
0.4.0Red mushrooms can be smelted to obtain rose red.
Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
0.5.0Mushrooms now spread.
0.9.0build 1Added huge mushrooms.
Shearing a mooshroom drops red mushrooms.
0.12.1build 1Mushrooms are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
0.14.0build 1Potted red mushroom generate in swamp hut.
build 3Hitboxes of mushrooms no longer occupy an entire block.
0.15.0Red mushrooms can no longer be smelted to obtain rose red.
?Mushrooms can now occupy the same space as snow layers.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta mushroom can be found in bonus chest.
1.10.0beta are now sold by new wandering trader.
1.11.0beta can be used to fill composter.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.13.0beta can now be used to craft suspicious stew.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Red Mushroom.pngBrown Mushroom.png Added mushrooms.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added Mushrooms.


  • Mushrooms can generate on the leaves of trees.