This article is about the block.
For the food, see
A Melon Block
Melon is a type of Food in Minecraft Pocket Edition that was added in Update 0.5.0. If destroyed, the Player can obtain Melon Slices.
Update 0.9.0, Melons could only be obtained by farming the Melon Seeds dropped by the Nether Reactor, but since then, Melon Blocks can be found growing in Jungle Biomes.
Farming is similar to Pumpkin farming, as the crop itself does not yield the Melon, but the block is formed next to the crop when it is ready. It is thus possible to farm multiple Melons from one farm.
Melon Slices => 1 Melon Block
When broken, Melon blocks only yield 3-7 Melon Slices in contrast to the 9 required to craft it.
The fastest Tool to break it is a Sword.
However it will use two of its durability points.
Melons will not grow if a Stone block's placed next to the stalk.