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Wheat Seeds
Wheat Age 0 JE3 BE2.pngWheat Age 1 JE3 BE2.pngWheat Age 2 JE3 BE2.pngWheat Age 3 JE3 BE2.pngWheat Age 4 JE3 BE2.pngWheat Age 5 JE3 BE2.pngWheat Age 6 JE4 BE2.pngWheat Age 7 JE4 BE2.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

None

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Wheat seeds (in Java Edition) or seeds (in Bedrock Edition) are items used in farming.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Harvesting fully-grown wheat crops yields from 0 to 3 seeds per crop harvested (about 2.5 seeds/crop harvested on average).

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.

The looting is calculated by a binomial distribution: a drop is attempted three times with a success rate of around 57% to yield the 0–3 drops. Each level of Fortune enchantment increases the number of attempts by one.

Namespaced ID Source Drops
Wheat Wheat Seeds
Default tool With Fortune I With Fortune II With Fortune III
blocks/wheat Wheat (age 0–6) 0 1 1 1 1
Wheat (age 7) 1 0 (~7.87%) or
1 (~31.49%) or
2 (~41.98%) or
3 (~18.66%)
0 (~3.37%) or
1 (~17.99%) or
2 (~35.98%) or
3 (~31.99%) or
4 (~10.66%)
0 (~1.44%) or
1 (~9.64%) or
2 (~25.70%) or
3 (~34.27%) or
4 (~22.85%) or
5 (~6.09%)
0 (~0.62%) or
1 (~4.96%) or
2 (~16.52%) or
3 (~29.38%) or
4 (~29.38%) or
5 (~15.67%) or
6 (~3.48%)

Natural generation[]

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

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Wheat Seeds Village Fisherman's chest 1–3 57.5%
Savanna house chest 1–5 71.7%
Bedrock Edition
Wheat Seeds Village Savanna house chest 1–5 71.7%

Trading[]

Wandering traders sell wheat seeds for an emerald.

Villager gifts[]

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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition. 

Nitwit and unemployed villagers throw wheat seeds at players under the Hero of the Village effect.

Usage[]

Crop[]

Main article: Crop Farming

Different stages of crop growth.

Wheat seeds can be placed on farmland by right-clicking, where they grow through eight stages. When left alone, wheat seeds planted on farmland grow to become wheat crops, which can be harvested by the player. Planted seeds require a light level of 9 or greater to continue growing. If the light level is 7 or below, the crops un-plant themselves ("pop off"). It is not possible to plant seeds if the light level is too low.

Crops grow faster if the farmland they are planted in is hydrated. Using bone meal on crops also increases the speed of growth by randomly increasing their growth stage by 2 to 5.

Breaking the final stage produces 1 to 4 wheat seeds and 1 wheat. If they are harvested early, they drop 1 seed without any wheat.

Farmland can 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 is destroyed because crops are a non-solid block.

Breeding[]

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

Taming[]

Like other seeds, wheat seeds can be used to tame parrots.

Composting[]

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

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.crop.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.9?16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
FootstepsBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockitem.crop.plant[sound 2]subtitles.block.generic.place0.45?, 1.216
  1. a b MC-177082
  2. Unlike all other block placement sound events, these are listed under items. Confirmed to be intentional by Mojang, see MC-177459

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.grass0.80.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Wheat Cropswheatbee_growables
crops
Blockblock.minecraft.wheat
Wheat Seedswheat_seedsItemitem.minecraft.wheat_seeds

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Wheatwheat59Blocktile.wheat.name
Seedswheat_seeds295Itemitem.wheat_seeds.name

Metadata[]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, wheat uses the following data values:

Icon Value
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Block states[]

See also: Block states
Name Default value Allowed values Description
age‌[JE only]
growth‌[BE only]
0 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 Fully-grown.

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-raw.pngA Seedy Place
Plant a seed and watch it grow HusbandryPlant one of these 5 crops: Other crops and plants, if any, can be planted, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/plant_seed

History[]

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Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding crops on farmland.
Java Edition Indev
20100206Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE1 BE1.png Added wheat crops.
Seeds can be planted on farmland.
Seeds have a chance of dropping while using a hoe on a grass block.
Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Chair (Side) Wheat JE1.png Chair (Front) Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png While blocks have four bits assigned for metadata, only the bottom three are used by wheat. As the seven textures for wheat are all arranged in a straight line, wheat blocks with metadata values 8 through 15 overflow and start reading textures from the next line of terrain.png. Six of these appear as missing textures, however 11 and 12 borrow from the otherwise-unused chair and table textures.
Java Edition Infdev
20100607Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE1.png Oak Door (Right Hinge) Wheat JE1.png Chair (Side) Wheat JE1.png Chair (Front) Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png The textures of two of the extreme wheat blocks have changed with the addition of wooden doors.
20100618Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Oak Door (Right Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Chair (Side) Wheat JE2.png Chair (Front) Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png The textures of doors and the chair texture have changed, changing the textures of bugged wheat with them. The left hinge is used by data 9, and the right hinge is used by data 10.
20100624Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Chair (Side) Wheat JE2.png Chair (Front) Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png The right-hinge door texture has been removed, reverting data value 10 of wheat to the missing texture.
20100629Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png The chair and table textures have been removed, reverting these data values of wheat to the missing texture.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Lever Wheat.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Iron Door Wheat.png Redstone Torch Wheat.png Redstone Cross Wheat.png Redstone Line Wheat.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png The textures of three extreme data values of wheat have changed with the addition of levers (used by 8), iron doors (used by 10), redstone torches (used by 11) and crosses and lines of redstone wire (used by 12 and 13).
v1.2.0previewLever Wheat.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Iron Door Wheat.png Redstone Torch Wheat.png Redstone Cross Wheat.png Redstone Line Wheat.png Pumpkin Wheat.png Old Netherrack Wheat.png The textures of two extreme data values of wheat have changed with the addition of pumpkins (used by 14) and netherrack (used by 15).
Java Edition Beta
1.3Lever Wheat.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Iron Door Wheat.png Redstone Torch Wheat.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Missing Texture Wheat JE1.png Pumpkin Wheat.png Old Netherrack Wheat.png Changes to the rendering of redstone has caused its old textures to be removed, reverting data values 12 and 13 to the missing texture.
1.5Wheat crops destroyed by water now drop both wheat seeds and wheat. Prior to this update, they dropped only wheat when destroyed by water.
1.6Test Build 3Seeds can no longer be tilled from a grass block.
Seeds are now found by destroying tall grass or by harvesting fully-grown wheat.
1.8Pre-releaseWheat crops can now be found in village farms.
Lever Wheat.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Iron Door Wheat.png Redstone Torch Wheat.png Mossy Stone Bricks Wheat.png Cracked Stone Bricks Wheat.png Pumpkin Wheat.png Old Netherrack Wheat.png The textures of two extreme wheat stages have changed with the addition of cracked stone bricks (used by 13) and mossy stone bricks (used by 12).
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Lever Wheat.png Oak Door (Left Hinge) Wheat JE2.png Iron Door Wheat.png Redstone Torch Wheat.png Mossy Stone Bricks Wheat.png Cracked Stone Bricks Wheat.png Pumpkin Wheat.png Netherrack Wheat.png The netherrack texture has been slightly changed, resulting in a change in appearance of the glitched netherrack wheat.
1.4.212w36aChickens now use seeds instead of wheat to breed.
1.513w02aDue to changes in texture storage, loading a chunk that contained an invalid data value of wheat would cause the game to immediately crash due to having nowhere to pull from.
13w09cWheat Age 7 JE1 BE1.png Wheat with extreme data values 8-15 now always appears as fully grown wheat.
1.814w02aVillagers can now harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
14w10aMissing Model JE2.png Extreme data values of wheat now no longer have models.
1.915w38aThe drop chances of wheat has been slightly improved from an average of 1 35 per crop harvested to 1 57.
1.1116w39aWheat crops now generate inside woodland mansions.
1.12pre3Seeds are now used to tame parrots.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 59, and the item's was 295.
18w14aSeeds no longer become destroyed when an entity jumps on them if they have the Slow Falling status effect.
18w20a"Seeds" have been renamed to "Wheat Seeds".
1.1418w43aWheat Age 0 JE2.png Wheat Age 1 JE2.png Wheat Age 2 JE2.png Wheat Age 3 JE2.png Wheat Age 4 JE2.png Wheat Age 5 JE2.png Wheat Age 6 JE2.png Wheat Age 7 JE2.png The textures of wheat crops have been changed.
The drop rate of fully grown wheat seeds has been changed from 0-3 to 1-4.
18w44aWheat Age 6 JE3.png Wheat Age 7 JE3.png The textures of wheat crops of age 6 and 7 have been changed again.
18w47aWheat Age 0 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 1 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 2 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 3 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 4 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 5 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 6 JE4 BE2.png Wheat Age 7 JE4 BE2.png The textures of wheat crops have been changed, once again.
18w48aWheat seeds can now be found in chests in village fisher cottages.
18w49aWheat seeds can now be found in chests in savanna village houses.
19w03aPlacement and breaking sounds have been added to wheat crops.
Placing wheat seeds into the new composter has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aWheat seeds now have a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Added wandering traders, which sell wheat seeds.
19w13aNitwit and unemployed villagers now give wheat seeds to players under the Hero of the Village effect.
1.1519w34aBees can now pollinate wheat crops.
1.1721w13aThe model of the crop for the wheat crops has been tweaked that the backside textures are mirrored.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.4.0Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE1 BE1.png Added wheat crops.
Seeds can be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
v0.9.0build 1Seeds can now be used to breed chicken.
Wheat crops can now be found in village farms.
v0.12.1build 1Farmer villagers can now pick up, harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
build 2Wheat crops now always drop seeds when mined, regardless of growth stage.
build 8Seeds can no longer be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
v0.16.2Seeds can now be found in chests inside the large house of snowy tundra and snowy taiga villages.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Wheat crops now generate inside woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Seeds are now used to tame parrots.
1.6.0beta 1.6.0.1Seeds no longer become destroyed when an entity jumps on them if they have the Slow Falling status effect.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Wheat seeds can now be bought from wandering traders.
Placement and breaking sounds have been added to wheat crops.
Wheat Age 0 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 1 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 2 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 3 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 4 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 5 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 6 JE4 BE2.png Wheat Age 7 JE4 BE2.png The textures of wheat crops have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Wheat seeds can now be found in savanna village house chests.
Wheat seeds can now be used to fill up composters.
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Bees can now pollinate wheat crops.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE1 BE1.png Added wheat crops.
1.90 Wheat Age 0 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 1 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 2 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 3 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 4 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 5 JE3 BE2.png Wheat Age 6 JE4 BE2.png Wheat Age 7 JE4 BE2.png The textures of wheat crops have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE1 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE1 BE1.png Added wheat crops.

Wheat "item"[]

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Java Edition Indev
20100206Wheat crops have an extra, unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID. It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 59.
Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Wheat crop items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 1st slot of the 3rd chest from the left, and the 12th slot of the 6th chest from the left.
releaseDebug chests no longer spawn, preventing wheat items from being obtained this way.
1.8Pre-release 2 ;)Added pick block functionality. This changes the currently selected slot to any containing this otherwise-unobtainable crops item, but does not allow it to be obtained if not already in the hotbar.
Java Edition
1.2.5preCrops can now be obtained via Pick Block in creative.
1.3.112w16aCrop items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric ID.
1.7.213w37aThe direct item form of wheat crops has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist as an item in any way, only as a placed block.
Pocket Edition Alpha
?Crops exist as an item.

Appearances[]

Java Edition Indev
20100206Wheat Age 0 (texture) JE1 BE1.png The crops item uses this texture in inventories, when held in first person view or as a dropped item.
Java Edition Alpha
?The crops item uses the aforementioned texture when held in third person.
Java Edition
1.4.212w34aThe crops item uses the aforementioned texture when in an item frame.

Names[]

Java Edition

Item names did not exist prior to Beta 1.0.

  • Beta 1.0 - 13w36b: Crops

Issues[]

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