Melon Item ID

Each item in Minecraft has a unique ID assigned to it, known as an item ID, this can be used in commands to spawn the item into the game. The item ID for melon in Minecraft is shown below:

Melon Spawn Command

The Melon item can be spawned in Minecraft with the below command. Cheats must be enabled before this will work.

If you are running the Essentials plugin, you will need to run /minecraft:give instead of simply /give. This is because the Essentials /give command overrides Minecraft's built-in command.

Mining Tools

Below is a table of the tools that can be used to break Melon blocks, and the speed it will take to break at (in seconds). This is calculated with the formula (1.5 * Block Hardness) / Tool Multiplier.

Tool Speed
Golden Axe Golden Axe 0.12s
Diamond Axe Diamond Axe 0.19s
Iron Axe Iron Axe 0.25s
Stone Axe Stone Axe 0.38s
Wooden Axe Wooden Axe 0.75s

Melon Information


The melon block is the block that is formed when a melon plant finished growing. When broken, it will drop 3-7 sliced melons. To obtain the melon block (not the slices), the block must be broken with a silk touch enchanted item.

Item ID minecraft:melon
Legacy Item ID (1.12.2 and Below) minecraft:melon_block
Numerical ID 103
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Hardness 1.0
Material Plant
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 4244 - 4244

Melon Crafting Recipes

Ingredients Pattern Result
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
Melon Slice
1x Melon