The happy days of Minecraft are upon us, and the new Cherry Grove biome in Minecraft 1.20 is proof of the same. It is the most romantic and cheerful place in the overworld, filled with pink flowers, bees, and iconic sceneries. But this biome is more than its looks and offers a bunch of great features. So, to make sure you don’t miss out on anything, let’s explore the Cherry Grove biome in Minecraft and figure out what it has to offer.
What is Cherry Blossom Biome in Minecraft
Cherry Grove (or Cherry Blossom) is a mountainous forest biome that’s part of the latest Minecraft 1.20 update. As the name implies, it is heavily influenced by the real-world cherry blossom trees during their blossoming season. Its roof is covered by cherry trees and their pink leaves. Meanwhile, the floor of the cherry grove is covered in pink petals. No wonder it’s being termed the “pink” biome of Minecraft.
Cherry Grove Biome: Key Features
All Cherry Grove biomes in Minecraft 1.20 will have these unique features:
- Cherry Grove generates at the bottom-most layer of mountains.
- The grass and water in this biome have a lighter shade of color as compared to the plains biome.
- Instead of traditional flowers, it only generates pink petals on the ground alongside grass.
- The temperature in this new biome is considered neutral, and you can get orange temperate variant Minecraft frogs.
How to Find Cherry Blossom in Minecraft 1.20
As you might have realized at this point, spotting the bright Cherry Grove biome with pink Cherry Blossom trees in the wild is simple. You just need to look for pink mountainous areas in the Minecraft overworld. But if you want to skip the exploration, the command below will show the coordinates of the closest Cherry Grove biome:
/locate biome minecraft:cherry_grove
Once you have the coordinates, you can either walk up to the spot or teleport in Minecraft to reach the new biome. Not to forget, if you face any issues in finding this biome in Minecraft seeds, we have a detailed guide covering how to find Cherry Grove in Minecraft. You can refer to this guide to quickly resolve your query and reach the pink biome.
Cherry Blossom Trees in Minecraft: Properties
Pushing the number of tree types spawning in Minecraft to nine, the cherry trees are the biggest gift of the new Cherry Grove biome. They spawn exclusively in the new biome, and unlike mangrove trees, can only grow on the land. Though, their branched logs are definitely not common among most existing trees in Minecraft.
When it comes to their iconic leaves, the cherry trees have bright pink leaves with a hint of green branches behind them. These same leaves drop atmospheric pink petal particles, giving an interactive vibe to the entire biome. The volume of atmospheric petals is comparable to the sparks, which we see in the Nether biome. Lastly, even though these trees have “cherry” in their name, they don’t drop any fruits. But considering how we already have apples in Minecraft, expecting the cherry fruit in a future update might not be out of the question.
The cherry blossom trees are medium-sized with 3-4 block space beneath them, which is enough for players to stand but not to create a base. However, all the trees generate sparsely enough that they don’t block your path, and you can move swiftly through the cherry grove. But things change when we talk about the leaves.
Following the pattern of real-world cherry blossom trees, Minecraft’s new trees are densely populated. A single cherry tree carries enough leaves for 2-3 oak trees. This adds to the cheerful atmosphere of the biome without making it feel crowded. On the other hand, these thick bunches of leaves also create a few shaded areas in the biome, which can lead spawn hostile mobs if left unchecked. In any case, the cherry wood in Minecraft is a great resource for players. So, don’t forget to check our linked guide to get some insights around the same.
How to Grow Cherry Blossom Trees in Minecraft 1.20
If you want to take these beautiful trees away from their Cherry Grove home biome in Minecraft, you will need to grow them from saplings. Follow the steps below to figure out how it works:
1. First, find a cherry tree and break its leaves. They have a 50% chance of dropping a sapling.
2. Once you have a cherry sapling, you need to plant it by right-clicking or using the secondary action key. You can plant the cherry sapling on all types of dirt blocks (except dirt paths) and moss blocks. For a full-sized cherry tree, make sure you give the sapling a 5 × 5 empty area with 9 empty blocks on top.
3. At last, you have to wait for the sapling to grow into a tree. It can take anywhere between 10-20 minutes. You can use bonemeal on the saplings to speed up their growth.
Mobs in Minecraft’s Cherry Grove Biome
The cherry grove biome often spawns in the mountainous terrain of Minecraft and is close to plains, groves, and snowy biomes. Keeping that in mind, you can find the following mobs in Cherry Grove:
- Rabbits (primarily black)
- Cows (from nearby biomes)
- Goats (from nearby biomes)
- Glow Squid (underground)
- Bat (underground)
Not to forget, when the night rolls around, the Cherry Grove biome spawns hostile mobs, including spiders, zombies, skeletons, Creepers, Endermen, witches, and jockeys, in its shaded areas. Furthermore, if the area of Cherry Grove is a part of the Slime chunks, you can also find Slimes here.
Out of all the mobs in Minecraft, the bees are the most common mobs in the Cherry Grove biome. They spawn along with their bee nests, which get filled quite quickly, thanks to all the flowers in the area. This biome might be an ideal location if you wish to make a bee farm in Minecraft. Though, you might find bigger treasures if you look beneath the new biome.
Cherry Grove Ore Generation & Blocks
Since Cherry Grove is a part of the mountainous terrain, you can find a bunch of good ores in this Minecraft biome including:
Due to their preference for mountainous biomes, coal, and emeralds have quite high chances of spawning within the cave openings, creaks, and random holes in this new biome. Meanwhile, when it comes to blocks, this biome offers grass, grass blocks, cherry logs, cherry leaves, bee nests, and pink petals.
Now that you know how to make the most out of Cherry Groves of Minecraft, it’s time to bring some of the best Minecraft house ideas to life with the new pink cherry wood. However, the cherry wood won’t be enough to completely decorate your creations. So, it’s best to pair these with the new bamboo wood in Minecraft. While you are at it, we suggest you also find a Sniffer in Minecraft to hunt some ancient plants for decorating your new house. With that said, what other thematic biomes do you want to see in the world of Minecraft? I’m rooting for aurora plains. Share your choice in the comments below!