Potatoes can be farmed, harvested on farmland, the same way as farming wheat and carrots, and are only found as a crop in villages or as a rare drop from Zombies. When farmed, they will take 8 stages to grow. However, there are only 4 distinct textures, so only 4 visible stages: every two stages have the same texture, except that growth stage 7 keeps the same appearance as stages 5-6, so that only stage 8 has the final, 'mature' appearance.
Fully grown potato crops drop 1 to 4 potatoes and have a 2% chance of dropping an additional poisonous potato. As of Minecraft 1.5, potato yield can now be increased using a tool with the Fortune enchantment; previously Fortune had no effect on potatoes. Currently, potatoes can be found as a rare drop from zombies and also in NPC Villages alongside wheat and carrots. Bone meal can be used to mature the potato to its last stage of growth.
 As a cooking ingredient
|Ingredients||Input » Output|
|Potato + Fuel||
|12w36a||Potatoes can now be found in villages.|
|1.5||13w09b||The Fortune enchantment now works when harvesting potatoes|
Carrots and Potatoes found growing naturally in a NPC Village.
 See also
- Issue tracker: MC-1680