Wheat Seeds

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Wheat Seeds
Wheat (crop) animation TextureUpdate.gif




Blast resistance







Yes (64)



Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

It has been suggested that the contents of this page be split into multiple articles named "Wheat Seeds" and "Wheat (block)". Discuss
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Wheat seeds[n 1] are items used in farming.



Wheat seeds can be obtained from breaking all variants of grass, which yields 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).

Natural generation[edit]

Village farm plots have a 50% chance of being wheat crops.

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 will grow through eight stages. When left alone, wheat seeds planted on farmland will grow to become wheat which can be harvested by the player. 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 will grow faster if the farmland they are planted in is hydrated. Using Bone meal on crops will also increase 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 will drop 1 seed without any wheat.

Farmland may be trampled (reverted to a dirt block) if the player or any mob (passive or hostile) falls onto the farmland from 1 block or more (i.e jumping or walking off a ledge). If trampled, the crops have the same drop rates they would normally have.

If falling sand or gravel falls on wheat or any other crop, the falling sand/gravel will be destroyed because crops are a non-solid block.

Crops must be directly planted on the top of a farmland block; unlike most blocks, targeting the side of a block which would result in it being placed in top of farmland will not allow it to be placed.[1]


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

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, wheat uses the following data values:

Icon Value

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0
7 Fully-grown.


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


Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding crops on farmland.
Java Edition Indev
February 6, 2010Wheat Crops.gif Seeds have now been added.
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.
1.8Pre-releaseWheat crops can now be found in village farms.
Java Edition
1.4.212w36aChickens will now use seeds instead of wheat to breed.
1.7.213w37aThe item form of the wheat crop block has now been removed from the game. It can now no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
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.
1.1116w39aWheat crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
1.12pre3Seeds are now used to tame parrots.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 59, and the item's was 295.
18w14aSeeds will now no longer become destroyed when an entity jumps on them if they have the Slow Falling status effect.
18w20a"Seeds" have now been renamed to "Wheat Seeds".
1.1418w43aWheat (crop) animation TextureUpdate Revision 1.gif The wheat crops' texture is changed.
18w44aWheat (crop) animation TextureUpdate Revision 2.gif The wheat crops' texture is changed again.
18w47aWheat (crop) animation TextureUpdate.gif The wheat crops' texture has now been changed once again.
19w03aAdded 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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0Wheat Crops.gif Added seeds, which can be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
0.9.0build 1Seeds can now be used to breed chicken.
Wheat crops can now be found in village farms.
0.12.1build 1Farmer villagers can now pick up, harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
build 2Wheat crops will 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.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta are now used to tame parrots.
1.6.0beta will now 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 Crops.gif Added wheat seeds.


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  1. Known as Wheat Seeds in Java Edition and Seeds in Bedrock, Legacy Console, and New Nintendo 3DS editions.