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Sweet Berry Bush
|This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.|
A sweet berry bush is a plant which is used to obtain sweet berries.
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 1⁄12 chance to generate sweet berry bushes in patches.
Sweet berries must be directly planted on the top of a valid block; unlike most blocks, targeting the side of a block which would result in it being placed on top of a valid block will not allow it to be placed.
A sweet berry bush will grow 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 will grow berries in its third and fourth growth stage. Using bone meal on it will increase its growth stage by 1. Although the bush can be placed on a 1 block high space, it will not grow unless there is an open air block above it.
Sweet berry bushes can be used to collect sweet berries. A single bush will drop 1-2 berries at its third stage of growth and 2-3 when fully grown. Harvesting is done by using the bush, and will set it back to its second stage. Breaking it with a tool enchanted with Fortune will increase 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.
Also like Cobwebs, fall damage is negated by falling into these. However, there is a tick of vertical damage for movement through the Sweet Berry Bush.
Foxes will run up to 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.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Some berries, using the bush will give 1-2 sweet berries and set the age back to 1.|
|Full berries, using the bush will give 2-3 sweet berries and set the age back to 1.|
|September 26, 2018||Berry bushes are announced to be part of the biome vote at MINECON Earth 2018.|
|September 29, 2018||Berry bushes are showcased at MINECON Earth 2018.|
|September 29, 2018||Taiga wins the biome vote, meaning berry bushes will be added to the game first.|
|December 3, 2018||Cojomax tweets an image of some berry bushes.|
|1.14||18w49a||Added sweet berry bushes.|
|19w03a||Added sounds for Sweet Berry Bushes.|
|19w05a||Added placement sounds for Sweet Berry Bushes.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added sweet berry bushes, which are only available through Experimental Gameplay.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Fully implemented sweet berry bushes, separate from Experimental Gameplay.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.91||Added sweet berry bushes.|
A sweet berry bush in a taiga biome.