Minecraft – Does the Fortune Enhancement Work on Crops?

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Fortune is a unique Minecraft enchantment that allows you to get more resources than you normally could.

Although, at first, it seems Fortune is a game-breaking feature, it only affects a few blocks. In this article, let’s answer the question: does Fortune enhancement work on crops?

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Yes! The Fortune enhancement does work on crops and other special blocks besides ores! While it doesn’t affect all crops in Minecraft, you can still take advantage of this feature to farm most crops faster!


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Does Fortune Work on Crops?

The Fortune enhancement does work on some crops in Minecraft. Besides ores and mineral blocks, the Fortune enchantment increases the drop rate of the following crop items:

  • Melon
  • Nether wart
  • Sweet berries
  • Grass
  • Ferns
  • Wheat seeds
  • Beetroot seeds
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Saplings
  • Apples
  • Twisting vines
  • Weeping vines
Minecraft crops that are affected by the Fortune enhancement

In the list above, there are 4 crops on farmland: wheat, beetroot, carrot, and potato.

These are the effects that using a Fortune tool on them has on their drops:

  • Wheat: You can get more wheat seeds and up to 6 seeds per wheat.
  • Beetroot: The same as wheat. Note that you will only get more seeds, not the wheat or beetroot themself.
  • Carrots & Potatoes: Because they do not have seeds, using Fortune on these crops will make them drop more! Up to 5 carrots or potatoes per crop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to put Fortune on a Hoe to farm?

No, you don’t need to! Any tools with Fortune enchantment will work! This includes the pickaxe, shovel, axe, and hoe. But you shouldn’t use a shovel because you can accidentally break your farm anytime.

Does looting 3 work on crops?

No, looting only works for the drop from mobs, not crops.

Does Fortune work on pumpkins and melons?

Fortune does work on melons, but not pumpkins. Because a pumpkin block will drop a block instead of individual items. With Fortune III, you can get up to 9 melon slices for each melon block broken.


That’s all you need to know about whether or not the Fortune enhancement will affect crop harvesting!

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Binh Tran

I'm an enthusiastic Minecraft player with over 8 years of playing it, as well as other survival/RPG games. At Gamer Empire, I think, write, grind, and capture the imagery for the best content!

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