From Minecraft Wiki
First Appearance 1.7.2 (JE)
0.9.0 (PE)
Type of Block Solid Block
Stackable Yes 64

Podzol is a dirt-like block that naturally blankets the surface of the giant tree taiga and bamboo jungle biomes or when a 4×4 spruce sapling tree is grow. Grass blocks and myceliums cannot spread to this block. It was added in Java Edition 1.7 and Pocket Edition 0.9.0. If it is mined without a Silk Touch tool, it will turn into regular dirt.

Podzol is one of two blocks, the other being mycelium, that allows a player to place and cultivate mushrooms at any light level.


  • Dead bushes can be placed on podzol, but not on grass or normal dirt. This is not true in the Bedrock Edition.
  • Before update 1.14, podzol could only be found in the mega taiga biome.
  • Unlike mycelium and grass, podzol makes the dirt sound when broken, walked on or placed.
  • Wandering traders will sell podzol in exchange for emeralds.