SugarCane is a Vanilla Minecraft crop which can be farmed but cannot be eaten without being crafted into Sugar . It is found on sand or dirt along rivers, beaches and waterways. Sugar Cane is NOT found in Gardens nor can it be purchased through the Market.
Place a Sugar Cane on dirt or sand that is touching water. Break the top one or two canes of sugar to harvest.
Sugar Cane is used primarily for crafting Sugar which is done in a crafting grid.