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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.

Potatoes can be found in 82.0% of village two-room house chests in stacks of 5–8.[Bedrock Edition only]

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 it 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.

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]

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Icon Value

0, 1

2, 3

4, 5, 6


Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description


Advancements[edit | edit source]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
HusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 35 foods. Other foods, if any, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet

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 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 /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 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.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added 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

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