Sweet Berry Bush

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Sweet Berry Bush
Sweet Berry Bush Age 0.pngSweet Berry Bush Age 1.pngSweet Berry Bush Age 2.pngSweet Berry Bush Age 3.png




Blast resistance



Any tool


Yes (60 java, 30 bedrock)

Catches fire from lava




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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.

A sweet berry bush is a plant that produces sweet berries.

Natural generation[edit]

Berry bushes commonly generate in all taiga variants (Taiga, Taiga Hills, and Taiga Mountains). In all snowy taiga variants (Snowy Taiga, Snowy Taiga Hills and Snowy Taiga Mountains) each chunk has 112 chance to generate sweet berry bushes in patches.


Placing sweet berries on a grass block, dirt, podzol, coarse dirt or farmland creates a small sweet berry bush that eventually becomes a fully grown sweet berry bush.



A sweet berry bush grows through four stages after it is planted. Its first growth stage is a small bush without any berries. It becomes a grown plant in its second stage, and produces berries in its third and fourth growth stage. The bush doesn't need any light to grow. Using bone meal on it increases its growth stage by 1. Although the bush can be placed on a 1 block high space, it cannot grow without an open air block above it.


Sweet berry bushes can be used to collect sweet berries. When harvested, a single bush drops 1-2 berries at its third stage of growth and 2-3 when fully grown. Harvesting is done by using the bush, resetting the bush to its second stage. Breaking it with a tool enchanted with Fortune increases its drop maximum by 1 per level.


Sweet berry bushes can deal 1♥ damage every 0.5 seconds to the player or other mobs (except foxes) that move or jump inside them, similar to a cactus, as long as the bush has grown past its first growth stage.


Mobs that move through sweet berry bushes slow down to about 34.05% of their normal speed, similar to a cobweb, which slows down mobs to 15% of normal speed. This makes it impossible to jump a full block while inside the bush.

Preventing fall damage[edit]

In Java Edition, a sweet berry bush of any growth stage prevents a player or mob from taking any fall damage.[1] However, for growth stages after stage one, the bush still deals a tick of damage due to the vertical movement through the bush.

Mob interaction[edit]

Foxes run toward and eat any sweet berry bush in the second or third growth stage within a 16 block radius, setting the bush back to the first growth stage.


Bees will “pollinate” sweet berry bushes, and will then increase the honey level in bee hives and bee nests by 1.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15 & BE 1.14]


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Min. volume
MISSING Berries pop item.sweet_berries.pick_from_bush subtitles.item.berries.pick ? ? ? ?
MISSING No subtitle entity.player.hurt_sweet_berry_bush (Plays when player is damaged by bush) ? ? ? ?

Data values[edit]

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0 Young plant
1 No berries
2 Some berries, using the bush will give 1-2 sweet berries and set the age back to 1.
3 Full berries, using the bush will give 2-3 sweet berries and set the age back to 1.


September 26, 2018Berry bushes are announced to be part of the biome vote at MINECON Earth 2018.
September 29, 2018Berry bushes are showcased at MINECON Earth 2018.
September 29, 2018Taiga wins the biome vote, meaning berry bushes will be added to the game first.
December 3, 2018Cojomax tweets an image of some berry bushes.
Java Edition
1.1418w49aAdded sweet berry bushes.
19w03aAdded sounds for sweet berry bushes.
19w05aAdded placement sounds for sweet berry bushes.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta sweet berry bushes, available only through Experimental Gameplay.
1.11.0beta berry bushes are now fully implemented and separate from Experimental Gameplay.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta can now pollinate sweet berry bushes.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Added sweet berry bushes.


Issues relating to "Sweet berry bush" or "Berry bush" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.



  1. MC-149990 – Sweet berries reduce all fall damage