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[edit]Potato
Potato.png
Potato-animated.gif
Potato
Type

Food

Restores

Half Hunger.svg

Cookable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

PC

1.4.2 (12w34a)

Pocket Edition

Alpha 0.8.0
Data values
Block
dec: 142 hex: 8E bin: 10001110
Item
dec: 392 hex: 188 bin: 110001000
Name
Block
potatoes
Item
potato

Potatoes are food items that can be planted, consumed raw, or cooked in a furnace to make baked potatoes.

Potatoes are a rare drop from zombies, and are found as crops in Villager farms. Along with carrots, potatoes require farmland in order to grow, but do not have an accompanying seed item. A potato item is instead planted directly in farmland, and upon maturing will yield 1 - 4 identical potato items which can again be used or replanted.

In Pocket Edition, pigs can be bred using potatoes.

Contents

[edit] Farming

When farmed, potatoes 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.

[edit] Usage

To eat a potato, right-click and hold while a potato is selected in the hotbar. Eating a potato restores 1 (Half Hunger.svg) hunger and 0.6 hunger saturation.

[edit] As a cooking ingredient

Baked potatoes can be obtained by cooking the raw potatoes in a furnace with some kind of fuel.

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe

Baked Potato

Potato +
Any fuel

Potato Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Baked Potato
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Official release
1.4.2 12w34a Added potatoes.
12w36a Potatoes can now be found in villages.
1.5 13w09b The Fortune enchantment now works when harvesting potatoes[1]
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added potatoes. They are a rare drop from killing zombies.
0.9.0 build 1 Potato crops now naturally spawn in villages.
Console Edition
TU14 Added potatoes.

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[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. Issue tracker: MC-1680