Zombies have a rare chance of dropping a potato when killed by the player.
Village farm plots have a 20% chance of being potatoes.
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 5⁄7 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.
Villagers can pick up potato items to become willing, which will allow them to breed. Villagers require 12 potatoes to become willing.
|Baked Potato||Potato +
|Potato||ID Name||Numerical ID|
- See also: Data values
|4, 5, 6|
- See also: Block states
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Husbandry||The world is full of friends and food||—||Eat anything that can be eaten.||
|A Balanced Diet||Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you||A Seedy Place||Eat each of these 35 foods. Other foods, if any, are ignored for the advancement.||
|12w36a||Potatoes can now be found in villages.|
|1.5||13w09b||The Fortune enchantment now works when harvesting potatoes.|
|1.8||14w02a||Potatoes can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 15–19 potatoes for 1 emerald.|
|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
|1.9||15w31a||Can now be used to lead and breed pigs.|
|15w38a||Slightly improved drop chances from average 2 3⁄5 per crop harvested to 2 5⁄7.|
|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 from tilling grass blocks.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Potato crops now naturally spawn in villages.|
|Potatoes can be used to lead and breed pigs.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Potatoes now restore hunger instead of health.|
|Farmer (profession) villagers can plant and harvest potatoes.|
|0.16.2||Potatoes can be found in chest inside large house in Ice Plains and Cold Taiga villages.|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||Added potatoes.|
Issues relating to “Potato” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Carrots and potatoes found growing naturally in a village.
- Issue tracker: MC-1680