Minecraft is a game all about gathering a variety of resources in a huge open world. There are many, many different blocks and items for you to collect and use in a variety of different builds and recipes. One such item that you can obtain is an apple, one of the oldest foods in the entire game!

But just how do you obtain this in-game food item? What is the best way that you can do it? Can you farm them like any other item in the game? We’ll be going over all of this and more in this article covering the best way to get apples in Minecraft!

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Best Ways to Get Apples in Minecraft

All in all, apples are pretty simple to farm in Minecraft — all you have to do is break leaf blocks on oak and dark oak trees. You can do this passively by chopping down trees for other purposes, but the turnaround isn’t great. Instead, we’ll be covering some more reliable methods. We’ll start with the best way, as well as an alternative, time-saver option.

Use a Fortune III Tool to Farm Apples

Best Ways to Get Apples in Minecraft: Fortune III Enchantment
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My personal favorite way of getting apples is to use a Fortune III enchanted tool to break leaf blocks. Enchanting a tool with Fortune III greatly increases the rate at which loot will drop from whatever block you are harvesting. You can put Looting III on many different tools, but for harvesting apples specifically, I recommend that you put the enchantment on an axe or hoe.

Then, all you need to do is find a spot with lots and lots of oak/dark oak trees to harvest. Go to town on as many leaves as you can, and before you know it, you should have plenty of apples! Just be warned that using a tool to break leaf blocks tends to wear down the durability very quickly. So you might want to put an Unbreaking enchantment on the tool as well to make it last longer than it normally would.

Trade Emeralds For Apples

Best Ways to Get Apples in Minecraft: Trade Emeralds
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If you can’t be bothered to harvest apples yourself, you could always use a middleman instead! This next method involves you trading with a villager for apples. To do this, first, you will need to find a village. They are fairly common to spawn. Once you find one, look for a farmer Villager. You can tell you’ve found one if he sells you lots of fruits, vegetables, and grain foods.

Now, he might have apples for sale already. If not, you’ll need to level him up by trading with him. Bring him whatever items he wants and buy what you can from him. Eventually, he should level up enough to sell you apples (keep in mind this isn’t guaranteed, and you might need to try another farmer). Now all you need to do is give him emeralds and you’ll have an unlimited supply of apples!

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