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Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 296 hex: 128 bin: 100101000

Namespaced ID


Wheat is an item primarily obtained by farming.


Natural generation[edit]

Wheat can be found in 34.1% of dungeon chests and 34.1% of woodland mansion chests in stacks of 1–4; in 80.6% of desert village house chests in stacks of 1–7; in 81.0% of big underwater ruins chests, 84.2% of small underwater ruins chests, and 55.3% of igloo chests, all in stacks of 2–3; in 48.6% of village butcher chests in stacks of 1–3; in 72.5% of pillager outpost chests in stacks of 3–5; in 44.9% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 8–21; and in 55.8% of village shepherd chests in stacks of 1–6.


When fully grown wheat crops are harvested, it drops 1 wheat and 0 to 3 seeds. The wheat crops have a total of eight stages (0-7) from the time it is planted until it can be harvested. If the crops are harvested before they are fully grown, they drop only one seed. Wheat needs light to grow; a seed is destroyed if planted without light.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Hay Bale



Foxes that are holding wheat have a chance of 8.5%‌‌[JE only]/100%‌‌[BE only] to drop the wheat they are holding upon death. Alternatively, player can drop a food item, causing the fox to drop the wheat.



Using wheat to lead a cow.

Holding wheat in your hand causes cows, sheep, and mooshrooms that are close by to follow you, until you stop holding the wheat or create too large a distance between them, thus leading them to lose interest.

Wheat may be used to breed cows, sheep, and mooshrooms by first herding two of them together and then using the wheat on them to begin "Love Mode."

Wheat can heal a horse 1♥ health or lower its temper by 3% when attempting to tame it. It can also decrease the time it takes for a foal to grow by 20 seconds.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Bread Wheat

Cake Milk Bucket +
Sugar +
Egg +

Empty buckets remain in the crafting grid after crafting the cake.
Cookie Wheat +
Cocoa Beans
Hay Bale Wheat


Novice-level Farmer villagers have a 25%‌[Bedrock Edition only] or 40%‌[Java Edition only] chance to buy 20 wheat for one emerald.


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


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Bake BreadTurn wheat into breadPick up bread from a crafting table output.Xbox OnePS3YesYes15GSilver
Xbox 360PS4, VitaAlt20GBronze
The LieWheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.YesPS3AltYes40GSilver
AltPS4, PSVitaYesAlt30GBronze
RepopulationBreed two cows with wheatBreed two cows or two mooshrooms.YesYesYesYes15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced 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.husbandry/plant_seed



Java Edition Indev
February 6, 2010Wheat Revision 1.png Wheat has been added.
Wheat can be used to craft bread.
Java Edition Infdev
June 25, 2010, 2Wheat can now be found in the new dungeon chests.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Wheat can now be used to craft cake.
1.4Wheat can now be used to craft cookies.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Wheat can now be used in breeding.
1.3.112w21aWheat can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 18–21 wheat for 1 emerald.
1.4.212w36aChickens and pigs no longer use wheat to breed.
1.6.113w16aHorses can now be healed by being fed wheat.
Foals can now have their growth increased by being fed wheat.
13w17aHorses can now have their tempers lowered with wheat.
13w18aNine wheat can now be crafted to make a hay bale.
1.814w02aTrading has been changed: farmer villagers now buy 18–22 wheat for 1 emerald.
1.915w43aWheat may now be found in igloo basement chests.
15w44aThe average yield of wheat in dungeon chests has been decreased.
1.1116w39aWheat can now be found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 296.
18w09aWheat can now generate in the chests of underwater ruins.
18w11aWheat can now generate in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w43aWheat.png The texture of wheat has now been changed.
18w47aWheat can now generate inside of loot chests on top of pillager outposts.
19w03aPlacing wheat into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aWheat now has a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0Wheat Revision 1.png Wheat added.
0.7.0Wheat can now be used to craft cake.
0.8.0build 2Wheat can now be used to breed cows and sheep.
Wheat can now be used to craft hay bales.
0.9.0build 1Wheat crops now naturally spawn in villages.
Wheat can now be used to craft cookies.
0.15.0build 1Wheat can now be used to grow, increase tame and heal horses, donkeys and mules.
0.16.2Wheat can now be found in the chests inside of large houses in ice plains and cold taiga villages.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha can now be found in igloo basement chests.
1.0.4alpha villagers now buy 18–22 wheat for 1 emerald.
1.1.0alpha can now be found in the new woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta can now be found inside shipwreck chests.
beta can now be found inside underwater ruins chests.
1.10.0beta can now be found in pillager outpost chests.
Wheat.png The texture of wheat has now been changed.
1.11.0beta can now be found in desert village house chests, village shepherd and butcher house chests.
Wheat can now be used to fill up composters.
beta has changed, farmer villagers now have a 25% chance to buy 20 wheat for one emerald as part of their first tier trade.
1.13.0beta foxes, which can drop wheat.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Wheat Revision 1.png Added wheat.
1.90Wheat.png The texture of wheat has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Wheat Revision 1.png Added wheat.


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