melon Minecraft Block

Minecraft Block

Melons were first introduced in Minecraft beta 1.8 Pre-Release Adventure Update. When a melon is destroyed, it will release several melon slices, which can be crafted in groups of nine into a Melon. as of 1.7, they can be found 'wild' in Jungle Biomes.

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First Appearance Beta 1.8
Type of Block Solid Block; Plant
Stackable? Yes
Tool Used Sword (Two uses per block broken)
Data Values Hex: 67 Dec: 103
Obeys Physics? No
Luminosity No
Transparency No


When destroyed, melons will drop (3-7 in 1.9 Pre-release 3, 1 in 1.9 Pre-release 4) melon slices. Melons will also be destroyed when a Piston of any kind pushes a melon block. If seeds and sticky pistons are placed in the correct formation, they can be used to auto harvest melons. One melon slice can be crafted into a melon seed.


  • Melons were first revealed in an IGN interview with Notch .
  • Two Melon Stems can sometimes be connected to one melon that grows beside them.
  • As of 1.7.2, melons can spawn wild in jungles.

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