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Wheat Seeds
Wheat Age 0 JE9.pngWheat Age 1 JE9.pngWheat Age 2 JE9.pngWheat Age 3 JE9.pngWheat Age 4 JE9.pngWheat Age 5 JE9.pngWheat Age 6 JE10.pngWheat Age 7 JE10.png
Wheat Age 0 BE.pngWheat Age 1 BE.pngWheat Age 2 BE.pngWheat Age 3 BE.pngWheat Age 4 BE.pngWheat Age 5 BE.pngWheat Age 6 BE.pngWheat Age 7 BE.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 and reduce the remaining growth duration of baby chickens by 10%. Chickens also follow a player holding wheat seeds.

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:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Wheat CropswheatBlockbee_growables
crops
block.minecraft.wheat
Wheat Seedswheat_seedsItemitem.minecraft.wheat_seeds

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Wheatwheat59Block & Ungiveable Item[i 2]item.wheattile.wheat.name
Seedswheat_seeds291Itemitem.wheat_seeds.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Unavailable with /give command

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 Fully grown.

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
growth0x1
0x2
0x4
0 00
11
22
33
44
55
66
77 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[]

Main article: /History
Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding crops on farmland.
Java Edition Indev
Minecraft Indev20100206Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE6 BE1.png Added crops.
Seeds can be planted on farmland.
Seeds have a chance of dropping while using a hoe on a grass block.
Java Edition Beta
1.5Crops destroyed by water now drop both 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 crops.
1.8Pre-releaseCrops can now be found in village farms.
Java Edition
1.4.212w36aChickens now use seeds instead of wheat to breed.
1.814w02aVillagers can now harvest and plant seeds to grow crops.
14w06aWheat 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 Crops are now a pixel higher - previously they were offset one pixel down as to match farmland. This is likely an accidental result of model conversion.
14w10aMissing Model JE2.png Missing Model JE2.png Missing Model JE2.png Missing Model JE2.png Missing Model JE2.png Missing Model JE2.png Missing Model JE2.png Missing Model JE2.png Crops of all stages no longer have a model.
14w10bWheat Age 0 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE6 BE1.png Crops now have models again.[1] In addition, they are now offset downwards by one pixel once more.[2]
14w25aWheat Age 0 JE5.png Wheat Age 1 JE5.png Wheat Age 2 JE5.png Wheat Age 3 JE5.png Wheat Age 4 JE5.png Wheat Age 5 JE5.png Wheat Age 6 JE5.png Wheat Age 7 JE5.png Crops model are now shaded.
14w27aWheat Age 0 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE6 BE1.png Crops are no longer shaded.
1.915w38aThe drop chances of crops has been slightly improved from an average of 1 35 per crop harvested to 1 57.
1.1116w39aCrops 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".
"Crops" have been renamed to "Wheat Crops".
1.1418w43aWheat Age 0 JE7.png Wheat Age 1 JE7.png Wheat Age 2 JE7.png Wheat Age 3 JE7.png Wheat Age 4 JE7.png Wheat Age 5 JE7.png Wheat Age 6 JE7.png Wheat Age 7 JE7.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 JE8.png Wheat Age 7 JE8.png The textures of wheat crops of age 6 and 7 have been changed again.
18w47aWheat Age 0 JE8.png Wheat Age 1 JE8.png Wheat Age 2 JE8.png Wheat Age 3 JE8.png Wheat Age 4 JE8.png Wheat Age 5 JE8.png Wheat Age 6 JE9.png Wheat Age 7 JE9.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.
1.1721w13aWheat Age 0 JE9.png Wheat Age 1 JE9.png Wheat Age 2 JE9.png Wheat Age 3 JE9.png Wheat Age 4 JE9.png Wheat Age 5 JE9.png Wheat Age 6 JE10.png Wheat Age 7 JE10.png The "crop" template model has changed such that pixels appear in the same physical positions on opposite sides of texture planes.[3]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.4.0Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE6 BE1.png Added crops.
Seeds can be obtained by tilling grass blocks.
v0.9.0build 132px 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px Faces now renders from both sides, resulting in z-fighting.
Seeds can now be used to breed chicken.
Crops can now be found in village farms.
build 232px 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px 32px Removed some faces to fix z-fighting.
v0.12.1build 1Farmer villagers can now pick up, harvest and plant seeds to grow wheat.
build 2Crops 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 1.1.0.0Crops 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 1.10.0.3Seeds can now be bought from wandering traders.
Placement and breaking sounds have been added to crops.
Wheat Age 0 BE.png Wheat Age 1 BE.png Wheat Age 2 BE.png Wheat Age 3 BE.png Wheat Age 4 BE.png Wheat Age 5 BE.png Wheat Age 6 BE.png Wheat Age 7 BE.png The textures of crops have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Seeds can now be found in savanna village house chests.
Seeds can now be used to fill up composters.
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Bees can now pollinate crops.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE6 BE1.png Added crops.
1.90 Wheat Age 0 JE8.png Wheat Age 1 JE8.png Wheat Age 2 JE8.png Wheat Age 3 JE8.png Wheat Age 4 JE8.png Wheat Age 5 JE8.png Wheat Age 6 JE9.png Wheat Age 7 JE9.png The textures of crops have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png Added seeds.
Wheat Age 0 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 1 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 2 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 3 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 4 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 5 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 6 JE6 BE1.png Wheat Age 7 JE6 BE1.png Added crops.

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