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Sweet berries are a Food item which can be gathered from a Sweet Berry Bush by right-clicking or using Bonemeal. They are only found in Taiga Biomes.



When placed on the ground, sweet berries will initially look like Saplings, but will gradually grow into sweet berry bushes. Left clicking the bush will drop 1-3 sweet berries without destroying the bush. 

The berries tend to grow much faster than any other crop in the game making this crop easily obtainable and very common.


Eating sweet berries can replenish a maximum of HungerHunger.


Butcher Villagers will buy sweet berries in exchange for Emeralds.


Using sweet berries on a Composter has a chance to raise its level by 1.


When placed on the ground, sweet berries will deal 1/2 hearts of damage if walked or sprinted through. If still, the player will take no damage. Crouching, however, will still cause the player harm. Foxes are unaffected by the damaging properties of the berry bush.


  • Sweet berries can be used to breed foxes. 
  • The sweet berries bush is the only block other than the Magma Block, Cactus block, and Lava that passively causes the player to receive damage. 
  • The sweet berries bush acts as a combination of Cobwebs and the Cactus Block. Being passable through but at the same time slowing the player and causing them passive damage making it a great defensive item.
  • Butchers at master level will buy ten sweet berries for an emerald.
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