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A melon is a consumable in Fallout 4.


Melons can only be planted in dirt. They can be harvested for food to feed settlers. A settler must be assigned to the plant with the workshop menu in order to grow and harvest the fruit. They appear like a cross between a watermelon and a pumpkin as far as the stem.

In Survival mode, they are a highly useful consumable providing both water and food. Two melons, when eaten, will bring the Sole Survivor from "parched" and "peckish" back to a normal thirst and hunger level. If a renewable (or portable) source of purified water is not available, melons are a superior source of hydration than drinking dirty water, with significantly reduced radiation damage and disease risk, compared to the amount of hydration provided - and with the additional benefit of reducing hunger.


  • Melons can be purchased from multiple food vendors and general vendors across the Commonwealth. They can occasionally be found as loot dropped by individual NPCs.
  • Melons can also be harvested from the player character's settlements if melon plants are planted, and if settlers are assigned to farm them.
  • One or two melon plants can be found behind the house across the street from the Sole Survivor's house in Sanctuary Hills.
  • Nine melon plants can be found at Abernathy farm, just south of Red Rocket truck stop. Lucy Abernathy will ask the Sole Survivor to give her any melons they come across and will pay them 3 caps per melon sold to her. These melons will respawn periodically even if Abernathy Farm is not a player controlled settlement, provided the Abernathy family are alive to tend these crops.
  • Several melons (not melon plants) can be found inside the Super Duper Mart in Lexington.


  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Sometimes when planting a melon, it can be placed in the harvest state already. This can lead to an infinite loop of planting and harvesting it. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Sometimes when removing a melon, it disappears, but can still be seen in the workshop menu. Every attempt to move it causes the game to crash or lag. [verified]
    • It seems to disappear after some time.