From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search




1 (Half Hunger.svg)






Yes (64)


Cooked: 0.35

First appearances

See History

Data values
dec: 142 hex: 8E bin: 10001110
dec: 392 hex: 188 bin: 110001000

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

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Zombies[edit | edit source]

Zombies have a rare chance of dropping a potato when killed by the player.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Village farm plots have a 20% chance of being potatoes.

Farming[edit | edit source]

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 (about 2 57 per crop harvested on average) and have a 2% chance of dropping an additional poisonous potato. Potato yield can be increased using a tool enchanted with fortune. Bone meal can be used to mature the potato to its last stage of growth.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Food[edit | edit source]

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

Breeding[edit | edit source]

Pigs will follow and can be bred by a player holding a potato.[Computer and Pocket editions]

Villagers can pick up potato items to become willing, which will allow them to breed. Villagers require 12 potatoes to become willing.

Cooking ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe

Baked Potato

Potato +
Any fuel

Trading[edit | edit source]

Villager farmers will buy 15-19 potatoes for an emerald as one of their initial tier trades.

Data values[edit | edit source]

ID[edit | edit source]

Potato ID Name Numerical ID
Item potato 392
Block potatoes 142

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values
Icon Value

0, 1

2, 3

4, 5, 6


Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description


Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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]
1.8 14w04a Farmer (profession) villagers now harvest fully grown potatoes.
Villagers can be made willing using 12 potatoes.
14w25a Potato crop block was removed from the /give command.
1.9 15w31a Can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
15w38a Slightly improved drop chances from average 2 35 per crop harvested to 2 57.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added potatoes. They are a rare drop from killing zombies.
build 3 Now has a chance to drop when tilling grass blocks.
build 4 Are no longer dropped by tilling grass blocks.
0.9.0 build 1 Potato crops now naturally spawn in villages.
0.12.1 build 1 Potatoes now restore hunger instead of health.
Console Edition
TU14 CU1 1.04 Patch 1 Added potatoes.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Potato” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Issue tracker: MC-1680