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.

With the addition of the new Survival mode, they have become a highly useful consumable providing both water and food with each bite. Two melons, when eaten, will bring the Sole Survivor from "parched" and "peckish" back to a normal thirst and hunger level.


  • Melons can be purchased from multiple vendors across the Commonwealth.
  • It can also be harvested from the player character's planted melon patches and patches found in abandoned or owned farms.
  • Some can be found behind the house across the street from the Sole Survivor's house in Sanctuary Hills.
  • Several can be found in the Super Duper Mart in Lexington.


  • pcIcon pc xboxoneIcon xboxone 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]
  • pcIcon pc xboxoneIcon xboxone Sometimes when removing a melon, it disappears, but can still be seen in the workshop menu. Every attempt to move it causes game to crash or lag. [verified]
    • It seems to disappear after some time.