Berry bushes are a range of blocks that resemble leaves. They are found growing naturally in small groups in most biomes. You can obtain berries from a bush by right-clicking it or breaking it.

Currently there are 6 types of berries with their corresponding bushes: Raspberries, cranberries, blackberries, blueberries, elderberries and, since Public Beta 29, the poisonous wildberries.

Berries[edit | edit source]

If a berry bush has berries growing on it, you can obtain the berries by right-clicking on the block. This changes the block to a bare berry bush of the appropriate type which can then regrow berries over time, as detailed below.

Destroying the block also drops the berries in addition to a bare berry bush, which you can then pick up and move to somewhere more convenient.

Breaking a berry bush with a tool that has the 'silken' modifier will drop the bush with the berries still on it.

In either case, the number of berries dropped will range between 1 and 4.

Growth[edit | edit source]

Bare berry bushes can regrow berries over time. This mechanic obeys the following rules:

  • If the bush is on farmland and has a light level of 9 or higher:
    • Examine the farmland block below, and search for any extra farmland in a 3x3 square centred on the block below. Each farmland block in that region increases the chance to regrow.
      • If the farmland is hydrated, it contributes three times as much to the growth chance.
      • The farmland directly below the bush contributes four times as much as any of the other 8 possible contributing farmland blocks.
    • If it is raining, the overall chance to regrow is trebled.
    • If there is another bush adjacent to this bush, the overall chance to regrow is halved.
  • Otherwise, if the bush is on dirt or grass of any light level, or it is on farmland with a light level below 9:
    • The berries will regrow significantly more slowly. (The bush does not search for nearby farmland, since the block directly below is not farmland.)
    • If it is raining, the chance to regrow is trebled.
  • If the bush is on any other block, it does not regrow berries.

Bone Meal can also be used to force the bush to regrow berries. This has a 33% chance of succeeding with each use.

It is not possible to produce more bushes from a single bush naturally, through bone meal or otherwise.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

In Public Beta 25 the berry regrowth mechanics were bugged, and the berries regrew very slowly even on farmland. This was fixed in the Public Beta 26 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Wild Berries

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