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Potato
Potato.pngBaked Potato.pngPoisonous Potato.png
Potatoes.gif
Type

Food

Rarity

Common

Restores

See Food

Cookable

Raw: Yes
All Others: No

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Experience

Cooked: 0.35

Data values
Block
dec: 142 hex: 8E bin: 10001110
Item
dec: 392 hex: 188 bin: 110001000
Item (Baked)
dec: 393 hex: 189 bin: 110001001
Item (Poisonous)
dec: 394 hex: 18A bin: 110001010
Name
Block
potatoes
Item
potato
Item (Baked)
baked_potato
Item (Poisonous)
poisonous_potato

Potatoes are food items that can be planted, consumed raw, or cooked in a furnace.
Baked Potatoes are a cooked variant of potatoes.
Poisonous Potatoes are potatoes that can poison the player.

Obtaining[edit]

Zombies[edit]

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

Natural generation[edit]

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

Potatoes can be found in 44.9% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 2–6; in 66.3% of snowy village house chests, 74.2% of plains village house chests, and 65.6% of taiga village house chests, all in stacks of 1–7; and in 57.5% of pillager outpost chests in stacks of 2–5.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 49.6% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 2–6, in 69.3% of taiga village house chests in stacks of 1–7, and in 50.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–2.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Farming[edit]

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 1–4 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.

Cooking[edit]

Baked potatoes can be obtained by cooking non-poisonous potatoes in a furnace.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Potato +
Any fuel


Usage[edit]

Food[edit]

To eat a potato, press and hold use while selected in the hotbar. Eating a raw potato restores 1 (Half Hunger.svg) hunger and 0.6 saturation. Eating a baked potato restores 5 (Half Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg) and 6 saturation. Eating a poisonous potato restores 2 (Hunger.svg) and 1.2 saturation, and has a 60% chance of applying 4 seconds of the Poison effect (draining 3Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Half Heart.svg).

Breeding[edit]

Pigs will follow and can be bred by a player holding a potato.‌[Java and Bedrock editions only]

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

Trading[edit]

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

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Rabbit Stew Cooked Rabbit +
Carrot +
Baked Potato +
Any Mushroom +
Bowl

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Potato Namespaced ID Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Block potatoes 142
Normal potato 392
Baked baked_potato 393
Poisonous poisonous_potato 394

Block data[edit]

Icon Value
0, 1
2, 3
4, 5, 6
7

Block state[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 Fully-grown.

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png HusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-raw.png A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 38 foods. Other foods are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.4.212w34aAdded all three types of potatoes.
12w36aPotatoes can now be found in villages.
12w37aBaked potato textured changed from to Baked Potato.png (no longer has steam above the main texture).
1.814w02aBaked potatoes restore 5 (Half Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg) hunger points instead of 6.
14w04aFarmer (profession) villagers now harvest fully grown potatoes.
Villagers can be made willing using 12 potatoes.
14w25aPotato crop block was removed from the /give command.
14w27aBaked potatoes are now used to craft rabbit stew.
1.915w31aCan now be used to lead and breed pigs.
15w38aSlightly improved drop chances from average 2 35 per crop harvested to 2 57.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0build 2Added potatoes. They are a rare drop from killing zombies.
Added baked potatoes.
build 3Potatoes now a chance to drop when tilling grass blocks.
build 4Potatoes are no longer dropped by tilling grass blocks.
0.9.0build 1Potato crops now naturally spawn in villages.
Potato can be used to lead and breed pigs.
0.12.1build 1Potatoes now restore hunger instead of health.
Farmer (profession) Villagers can plant and harvest potato.
Added poisonous potatoes.
0.16.2Potato can be found in chest inside large house in Ice Plains and Cold Taiga village.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added all three types of potatoes.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Potato", "Baked Potato", or "Poisonous Potato" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery[edit]