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Torchflower seeds are seeds that have a chance to be dropped by sniffers when they finish digging.


Sniffers will occasionally bury their nose in the ground and start digging. Once the sniffer has finished digging, one torchflower seed will have a chance to be dropped on the floor as an item.

Sniffers can only dig for torchflower seeds in the following blocks:

They cannot dig for torchflower seeds on mycelium, which is intended.[1]



Main article: Crop farming

Torchflower seeds can be placed on farmland, where they grow through three stages. Breaking the torchflower crop before it matures drops the seed, while breaking the final stage produces one torchflower and does not yield the seed.

Crops break if pushed by a piston or if their supporting farmland breaks or turns to dirt (i.e. by being trampled), dropping their usual drops.

Farmer villagers can plant torchflower seeds, but cannot harvest them after they have fully grown.[2]


Torchflower seeds can be used to breed sniffers and chickens and reduce the remaining growth duration of snifflets and chicks by 10%. Also, if some torchflower seeds were fed to an injured sniffer, it will heal it by 2♥ health points.


Torchflower seeds can be used to tame parrots.


Placing torchflower seeds into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.crop.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.90.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placeditem.crop.plant[sound 1]subtitles.block.generic.place0.45varies [sound 2]16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 3]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 3]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. Unlike all other block placement sound events, these are listed under items. Confirmed to be intentional by Mojang, see MC-177459
  2. Can be 1.2 or 0.96 for each sound
  3. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.grass0.80.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsItem tagsTranslation key
Torchflower Croptorchflower_cropBlockbee_growables
Torchflower Seedstorchflower_seedsItemvillager_plantable_seedsitem.minecraft.torchflower_seeds

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Torchflower Croptorchflower_crop-567Block & Ungiveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]
Torchflower Seedstorchflower_seeds296Itemitem.torchflower_seeds.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Unavailable with /give command
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Torchflower Seeds/BS


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Planting the pastPlant any Sniffer seed10GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-rawA Seedy Place
Plant a seed and watch it grow HusbandryPlant one of these 7 crops: Other crops and plants can be planted, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/plant_seed
Advancement-plain-rawLittle Sniffs
Feed a Snifflet Smells InterestingFeed a snifflet torchflower seeds.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
Advancement-plain-rawPlanting the Past
Plant any Sniffer seed Little SniffsThis is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.husbandry/plant_any_sniffer_seed


Java Edition
23w07aTorchflower Seeds JE1 Added torchflower seeds behind the Update 1.20 experimental datapack.
1.19.4 Pre-release 1Torchflower seeds can now be used to breed chickens and tame parrots.[3]
Torchflower seeds are now next to other seeds in the Creative inventory.
Placing torchflower seeds in farmland now gives the player the "A Seedy Place" advancement.
1.2023w12aSniffers can now be obtained in Survival, making torchflower seeds renewable.
Torchflower seeds are now available without using the "Update 1.20" experimental datapack.
23w14aTorchflower seeds can now be picked up by farmer villagers.
Sniffers can now be tempted with torchflower seeds.
23w16aVillagers can now plant torchflower seeds.
23w17aThe player now get the advancement "Little sniffs" when they feed a snifflet using torchflower seeds, "Planting the past" when they plant torchflower seeds on farmland.
Bedrock Edition
beta Seeds JE1 Added torchflower seeds behind the "Sniffer" experimental toggle.
1.20.0beta seeds are now available without using the "Sniffer" experimental toggle.


Issues relating to "Torchflower Seeds" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • The final growth stage of the torchflower crop uses the same ID as the actual torchflower. This causes some side effects, such as the plant becoming offset and randomly jumping to the side.[4]




  1. MC-260259 — "Sniffers cannot dig nor find seeds on mycelium" — resolved as "Works As Intended".
  2. MC-263382 — resolved as "Works As Intended".
  3. MC-260035 — resolved as "Fixed".
  4. MC-260472 — resolved as "Works As Intended".