Melon Seeds

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Melon Seeds
Melon Seeds.png
Seed Stem.gif
Seed Stem Grown.png

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

0

Tool

None

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops
Data values
Block
dec: 105 hex: 69 bin: 1101001
Item
dec: 362 hex: 16A bin: 101101010
Name

See Data values

Melon seeds are an item that can be used to grow melon plants.

Obtaining

Natural generation

Melon seeds can be found in 18.8% of dungeon chests, 32.0% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts, and 18.8% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 2–4.

Melon stems

Melon stems, when destroyed, will drop 0–3 seeds. The odds of dropping 0, 1, 2 and 3 seeds are 100125, 20125, 4125 and 1125, respectively. In the long run, this comes to 0.248 seeds dropped per melon stem.

Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Melon











Usage

Farming

See also: Tutorials/Pumpkin and melon farming

Melon seeds can be planted only on farmland. Over time, they grow into a stem and produce a melon on any adjacent dirt, grass, or farmland block. If a melon is already occupying an adjacent dirt/grass or farmland spot, the stem will not grow any more melons until the melon is removed. A single stem can grow an unlimited number of melons. Like other seeds, they need a certain amount of light to grow. Melon seeds are affected by bone meal only with respect to stem growth—bone meal does not help produce the actual melons.

Breeding

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

Melon Stem

A melon stem is the block that is planted on farmland when melon seeds are used on it. It starts underground, and rises up as the plant grows. The stem is colored green when young, and then brown once fully grown.

The stem will curve once a melon has grown off of it. A fully-grown single stem will connect to any melon in an adjacent square, thus there are 5 possible appearances to a stem. If there are multiple melons it can connect to, it will favor the east, then west, north, and south. When the melon is removed, the stem will return to its straight shape.

Data values

ID

Item/Block ID Name Numerical ID
Melon Seeds melon_seeds 362
Melon Stem melon_stem 105

Block data

See also: Data values

The melon stem (block 105) uses the following block data values:

Bits Values
0x0 Freshly planted stem
0x1 First stage of growth
0x2 Second stage of growth
0x3 Third stage of growth
0x4 Fourth stage of growth
0x5 Fifth stage of growth
0x6 Sixth stage of growth
0x7 Seventh stage of growth
In this stage a stem can generate a melon or pumpkin next to
it on an empty dirt, grass or farmland block

Block state

See also: Block states

The minecraft:melon_stem block uses following block states:

Name Value Description

 age
0A newly-planted stem.
1–6Intermediate growth stages of the stem.
7A fully-mature stem, capable of producing melons.

 facing
north
south
east
west

The direction from the stem to the melon.
The color of a stem facing in one of these directions depends upon the age, but its height does not vary.
up
A stem not attached to any melon.
The height and color of a stem facing "up" depends upon the age.

Advancements

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 plants. Other plants are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/plant_seed

Video

History

Beta
1.8 pre1 Added melon seeds.
They can be found in the new mineshaft chests.
Official release
1.4.2 12w36a Chickens now use wheat seeds, melon seeds and pumpkin seeds instead of wheat to breed.
1.7.2 13w37a Block ID 105 (melon stem) was removed from the /give command.
1.8 1.8-pre1 Melon seeds no longer can be used to breed chickens.
1.9 15w31a Chickens can now use melon seeds to breed again.
15w44a Added to dungeon chests, and decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.
1.11 16w39a Melon seeds are now found in the new woodland mansion.
Melon crops now generate inside woodland mansions.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.5.0 Added melon seeds.
0.9.0 Melon seeds can now be found in abandoned mineshaft chests.
0.12.1 build 1 Melon seeds are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Melon crops now generate inside woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Added melon seeds.

Issues

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Gallery

See also