Wheat Seeds

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Wheat Seeds
Wheat Seeds.png





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Wheat seeds[a] are items used in farming.



Wheat seeds can be obtained from breaking all variants of grass, yielding 0 to 1 seed. If harvested with a Fortune enchanted tool the drop rate from grass is increased.


Harvesting fully-grown wheat yields from 0 to 3 seeds per crop harvested (about 1 57 seeds/crop harvested on average).

Chest loot[edit]

Wheat seeds can be found in 57.5% of village fisherman chests in stacks of 1–3, and in 71.7% of savanna village house chests in stacks of 1–5.‌[Java Edition only]


Wandering traders sell wheat seeds for an emerald.



Different stages of crop growth.

Wheat seeds can be placed on farmland by right-clicking, where they grow through eight stages. When left alone, wheat seeds planted on farmland grow to become wheat that can be harvested, either by the player or by farmer villagers. Planted seeds require a light level of 10 or greater to continue growing. If the light level is 7 or below, the crops un-plant themselves ("pop off"). It is not possible to plant seeds if the light level is too low.

Crops grow faster if the farmland they are planted in is hydrated. Using Bone meal on crops also increases the speed of growth by randomly increasing their growth stage by 2 to 5.

Breaking the final stage produces 0 to 3 wheat seeds and 1 wheat. If they are harvested early, they drop 1 seed without any wheat.


Wheat seeds can be used to breed chickens, lead chickens around, and make baby chickens grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.


Like other seeds, wheat seeds can be used to tame parrots.


Placing wheat seeds into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Data values[edit]


Wheat Namespaced ID Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Seeds wheat_seeds 295
Crops wheat 59


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
  1. Known as Wheat Seeds in Java Edition and Seeds in Bedrock and Legacy Console editions.


Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding crops on farmland.
Java Edition Indev
February 6, 2010Wheat Seeds.png Added wheat seeds.
Seeds can planted on farmland and have a chance of dropping while using a hoe on a grass block.
Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Seeds can now no longer be tilled from a grass block.
Seeds are now found by destroying tall grass or by harvesting fully-grown wheat.
Java Edition
1.4.212w36aChickens now use seeds instead of wheat to breed.
1.814w02aVillagers can now harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
1.915w38aThe drop chances of wheat has now been has now been slightly improved from an average of 1 35 per crop harvested to 1 57.
1.12pre3Seeds are now used to tame parrots.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 295.
18w20a"Seeds" have now been renamed to "Wheat Seeds".
1.1419w03aAdded placement and breaking sounds to wheat crops.
Placing wheat seeds into the new composter has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aWheat seeds now have a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
1.1519w37aWheat seeds can now drop from large ferns.[1]
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0Wheat Seeds.png Added seeds, which can be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
0.9.0build 1Seeds can now be used to breed the chicken.
0.12.1build 1Farmer villagers can now pick up, harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
build 2Wheat crops now always drop seeds when mined, regardless of growth stage.
build 8Seeds can now no longer be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
0.16.2Seeds can now be found in chests inside the large house of snowy tundra and snowy taiga villages.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta are now used to tame parrots.
1.6.0beta no longer become destroyed when an entity jumps on them if they have the Slow Falling status effect.
1.10.0beta seeds can now be bought from wandering traders.
Added placement and breaking sounds to wheat crops.
1.11.0beta seeds can now be found in savanna village house chests.
Wheat seeds can now be used to fill up composters.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Wheat Seeds.png Added wheat seeds.


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