Zombies have a rare chance of dropping a potato when killed by the player.
Potatoes can be found as crops in villages.
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. 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.
To eat a potato, press and hold use while a potato is selected in the hotbar. Eating a potato restores 1 () hunger and 0.6 hunger saturation.
|Potato||ID Name||Numerical ID|
|4, 5, 6|
|12w36a||Potatoes can now be found in villages.|
|1.5||13w09b||The Fortune enchantment now works when harvesting potatoes|
|1.8||14w25a||Potato crop block was removed from the
|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.|
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Carrots and potatoes found growing naturally in a village.
- Issue tracker: MC-1680