Melon Seeds are items used to breed Chickens or plant melons by right-clicking on Farmland with them. They can be found in Dungeon or Abandoned Mine Shaft Chests. Melon plants take a while to grow to maturity, but once they do, they will randomly produce Melons in any adjacent space on top of a solid block. Melon plants need enough light to grow, or they will pop out of the ground and drop 0–2 melon seeds, depending on the maturity of the plant. They will not grow any melons if there is an opaque block directly above them.
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Automatic melon farms can be created by planting melon seeds where the melons only have one place to grow, and placing Pistons or Sticky Pistons run by a "Redstone Clock" next to where the melons would grow, and having water flowing into a Hopper on the other side.