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1 (Half Hunger.svg)






Yes (64)


Cooked: 0.35

Data values

See § Data values


See § Data values

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



Zombies have a 0.8% chance to drop 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 50.7% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 2–6. In 1.14[upcoming] they can be found in 44.9% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 2–6; in 66.3% of village house chests, 76.9% of village house chests, and 65.6% of 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 50.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–2, and in 81.7% of village two-room house chests in stacks of 5–8.‌[Bedrock, and Legacy Console editions only][until BE 1.10]


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.

Potatoes must be directly planted on the top of a farmland block; unlike most blocks, targeting the side of a block which would result in it being placed on top of farmland will not allow it to be placed.[1]



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


Pigs will follow and can be bred by a player holding a potato.

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]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Baked Potato Potato +
Any fuel


Villager farmers will buy 15-19 potatoes for an emerald as one of their initial tier trades.[until BE 1.11]

Farmer villagers have a 25% chance to buy 26 potatoes for an emerald as part of their first tier trade.‌[upcoming: BE 1.11]


Placing a potato into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.11]

Data values[edit]


Potato Name ID Numeric ID ‌[BE only]
Block potatoes 142
Item potato 392

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, potatoes use the following data values:

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

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age0 0
7 Fully-grown.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 36 foods. Other foods, like cake, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.4.2 12w34a Potato.png Added potatoes.
12w36a Potatoes can now be found in villages.
1.5 13w09b The Fortune enchantment now works when harvesting potatoes.[2]
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 now be made willing using 12 potatoes.
14w25a Potato crop block was removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
1.9 15w31a Potatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
15w38a Slightly improved drop chances from average 2 35 per crop harvested to 2 57.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 142, and the item's 392.
18w11a Potatoes will now have a chance of generating in shipwreck chests.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Potato TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Changed the texture of potatoes.
18w47a Potatoes will now generate in Pillager outpost chests.
18w50a Potato TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of potatoes again.
19w03a Added placement and breaking sounds to potatoes.
Placing a potato into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05a Potatoes now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Potato.png Added potatoes. They are a rare drop from killing zombies.
build 3 Potatoes now have a chance to drop when tilling grass blocks.
build 4 Potatoes are no longer dropped from tilling grass blocks.
0.9.0 build 1 Potato crops now naturally spawn in villages.
Potatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
0.12.1 build 1 Potatoes now restore hunger instead of health.
Farmer (profession) villagers will now plant and harvest potatoes.
0.16.2 Potatoes can now be found in the chest inside large houses in ice plains and cold taiga villages.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.10.0 beta Potatoes can now be found in pillager outposts and plains village houses.
Potato TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of potatoes.
1.11.0 beta Potatoes can now be used to fill up composters.
Potatoes can now be found in taiga, snowy taiga, and snowy tundra village house chests.
beta Trading has changed, farmer villagers now have a 25% chance to buy 26 potatoes for an emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Potato.png Added potatoes.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Potato.png Added potatoes.


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