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Pumpkin seeds are an item that can be used to grow pumpkin plants.
Pumpkin stems, when destroyed, will drop 0–3 seeds. The odds of dropping 0, 1, 2 and 3 seeds are 100⁄125, 20⁄125, 4⁄125 and 1⁄125, respectively. In the long run, this comes to 0.248 seeds dropped per pumpkin stem.
Shearing an uncarved pumpkin will yield 4 pumpkin seeds.[upcoming 1.13]
- See also: Tutorials/Pumpkin and melon farming
Pumpkin seeds can be planted only on farmland. Over time, they grow into a stem and produce a pumpkin on any adjacent dirt, grass or farmland block. If a pumpkin is already occupying an adjacent dirt/grass or farmland spot, the stem will not grow more pumpkins until the pumpkin is removed. A single stem can grow an unlimited number of pumpkins. Like other seeds, they need a certain amount of light to grow. Pumpkin seeds are affected by bone meal only with respect to stem growth—bone meal does not help produce the actual pumpkins.
A pumpkin stem is the block that is planted on farmland when pumpkin 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 pumpkin has grown off of it. A fully-grown single stem will connect to any pumpkin in an adjacent square, thus there are 5 possible appearances to a stem. If there are multiple pumpkins it can connect to, it will favor the east, then west, north, and south. When the pumpkin is removed, the stem will return to its straight shape.
|Item/Block||ID Name||Numerical ID|
- See also: Data values
The pumpkin stem (block 104) uses the following block data values:
|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
- See also: Block states
minecraft:pumpkin_stem block uses following block states:
|A newly-planted stem.|
|Intermediate growth stages of the stem.|
|A fully-mature stem, capable of producing pumpkins.|
The direction from the stem to the pumpkin.
The color of a stem facing in one of these directions depends upon the age, but its height does not vary.
A stem not attached to any pumpkin.
The height and color of a stem facing "up" depends upon the age.
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|A Seedy Place||Plant a seed and watch it grow||Husbandry||Plant one of these 5 seeds. Crops and plants without seeds are ignored for the advancement.|
|1.8||1.8 Pre-release||Added pumpkin seeds.|
|They can be found in the new mineshaft chests.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||Chickens now use wheat seeds, melon seeds and pumpkin seeds instead of wheat to breed.|
|1.7.2||13w37a||The item form of block ID 104 (pumpkin stem) was removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.|
|1.8||14w34d||Pumpkin seeds no longer can be used to breed chickens.|
|1.9||15w31a||Chickens can now use pumpkin seeds to breed again.|
|15w44a||Added to dungeon chests, and decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.|
|1.11||16w39a||Pumpkin seeds are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|Pumpkin crops now generate inside woodland mansions.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||17w47a||Pumpkin seeds can now be obtained by shearing an un-carved pumpkin.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added pumpkin seeds, obtainable from the Nether Reactor.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Pumpkin seeds are no longer available from the Nether reactor.|
|1.1||build 1||Pumpkin crops now generate inside woodland mansions.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU5||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added pumpkin seeds.|
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