Wheat Seeds

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Wheat Seeds
Wheat Crops.gif





Blast resistance







Yes (64)



Data values

See Data values


See Data values

Wheat seeds[Java Edition only], or simply seeds[Legacy Console and Bedrock editions only], 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.


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

In 1.14[upcoming] wheat seeds can be found in 71.7% of village house chests in stacks of 1–5.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 55.1% of village two-room house chests in stacks of 2–4.‌[Bedrock Edition only]


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



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 light to continue growing. Either a block light value of 8 or higher (enough to prevent darkness monsters from spawning) or a sky light level of 5 or higher (night with open sky above). If this requirement is not met 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. Bone meal can also be used to increase the speed of growth by causing the wheat seeds to randomly increase their stage by 1 to 7.

Breaking the final stage produces 0 to 3 wheat seeds and 1 wheat. If they are harvested early, they will drop seeds without any wheat. The more developed crops are, the more seeds they are likely to drop.

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.


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.

Data values[edit]


Seeds ID Name Numerical ID‌[Bedrock Edition only]

wheat_seeds 295

wheat 59

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, wheat uses the following data values:

Icon Value









Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description



Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
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, 2010 Wheat 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
1.6 Test Build 3 Seeds can now no longer be tilled from a grass block.
Seeds are now found by destroying tall grass or by harvesting fully-grown wheat.
1.8 ?Wheat crops can now be found in village farms.
Java Edition
1.4.2 12w36a Chickens will now use seeds instead of wheat to breed.
1.7.2 13w37a The 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.
1.8 14w02a Villagers can now harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
1.9 15w38a The drop chances of wheat has now been has now been slightly improved from an average of 1 35 per crop harvested to 1 57.
1.11 16w39a Wheat crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
1.12 pre3 Seeds are now used to tame parrots.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 59, and the item's was 295.
18w14a Seeds 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".
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Wheat (crop) animation TextureUpdate Revision 1.gif The wheat crop's texture is changed.
18w44a Wheat (crop) animation TextureUpdate Revision 2.gif The wheat crop's texture is changed again.
18w47a Wheat (crop) animation TextureUpdate.gif The wheat crop's texture has now been changed once again.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Wheat Crops.gif
Added seeds, which can be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
0.9.0 build 1 Seeds can now be used to breed chicken.
Wheat crops can now be found in village farms.
0.12.1 build 1 Farmer villagers can now pick up, harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
build 2 Wheat crops will now always drop seeds when mined, regardless of growth stage.
build 8 Seeds can now no longer be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
0.16.2 Seeds can now be found in chests inside the large house of snowy tundra and snowy taiga villages.
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha Wheat crops will now generate inside woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 beta Seeds are now used to tame parrots.
1.6 beta Seeds will now no longer become destroyed when an entity jumps on them if they have the Slow Falling status effect.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Wheat Crops.gif
Added wheat seeds.


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