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Data value

dec: 296 hex: 128 bin: 100101000



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 50.7% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 8–21, and in 81.0% of big underwater ruins chests, 55.3% of igloo chests, and 84.2% of small underwater ruins chests, all in stacks of 2–3.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 93.4% of village two-room house chests in stacks of 8–12.


When a fully grown wheat crop is harvested, it will drop 1 wheat and 0 to 3 seeds. The wheat crop has a total of eight stages from the time it is planted until it can be harvested. If the crop is harvested before it is fully grown, it will only drop seed(s).


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Hay Bale




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 (Half Heart.svg) 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 +

After crafting the cake, the milk will become buckets, which will remain in the crafting grid.
Cookie Wheat +
Cocoa Beans
Hay Bale Wheat


Farmer villagers buy 18-22 wheats for one emerald as part of their first tier trades.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

Bake Bread Turn wheat into bread Pick up bread from a crafting table output. Xbox One Yes Yes Yes 15G Silver
Xbox 360 Alt 20G

The Lie Wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs! Pick up a cake from a crafting table output. Yes Yes Yes Yes 40G Silver

Repopulation Breed two cows with wheat Breed two cows or two mooshrooms. Yes Yes Yes Yes 15G Bronze


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. minecraft:husbandry/plant_seed



February 6, 2010 Wheat was added. It is used to craft bread.
June 25, 2010, 2 Wheat is found in the new dungeon chests.
1.2 Wheat is now used to craft cake.
1.4 Wheat is now used to craft cookies.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 Wheat is used in breeding.
1.3.1 12w21a Wheat can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 18–21 wheat for 1 emerald.
1.4.2 12w36a Chickens and pigs no longer use wheat to breed.
1.6.1 13w16a Horses can be healed by being fed wheat.
Foals can have their growth increased by being fed wheat.
13w17a Horses can have their tempers lowered with wheat.
13w18a Nine wheat can be crafted to make a hay bale.
1.8 14w02a Trading changed: farmer villagers now buy 18–22 wheat for 1 emerald.
1.9 15w43a Wheat may now be found in igloo basement chests.
15w44a Decreased the average yield from dungeon chests.
1.11 16w39a Wheat is now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 296.
18w09a Wheat now generates in the chests of underwater ruins.
18w11a Wheat can now generate in shipwreck chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Wheat added.
0.7.0 Wheat is now used to craft cake.
0.8.0 build 2 Wheat can be used to breed cows and sheep.
Wheat is now used to craft hay bales.
0.9.0 build 1 Wheat crops now naturally spawn in villages.
Wheat is now used to craft cookies.
0.15.0 build 1 Wheat can be used to grow, increase tame, and heal horse, donkey,and mule.
0.16.2 Wheat can be found in chest inside large house in Ice Plains and Cold Taiga village.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Wheat can be found in igloo basements.
1.0.4 build 1 farmer villagers now buy 18–22 wheat for 1 emerald.
1.1 build 1 Wheat is now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta Wheat can be found inside shipwreck chest.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added wheat.


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