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



Zombies, husks, and zombie villagers have a 2.5% chance of dropping either an iron ingot, carrot, or potato when killed by a player or tamed wolf. This is increased by 1% per level of looting. This gives potatoes the following chances of dropping:

  • 1120 (about 0.83%)
  • 11600 (about 1.83%) with Looting I
  • 17600 (about 2.83%) with Looting II
  • 23600 (about 3.83%) with Looting III

Chest loot[edit]

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 50.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–2, and in 69.3% of taiga village house chests in stacks of 1–7.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]


A potato can be used on farmland to plant a potatoes crop. When farmed, potatoes require 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.



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


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

Villagers can pick up potato items to become willing to breed. Villagers require 12 potatoes to become willing.

Cooking ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Baked Potato Potato +
Any fuel

This recipe awards 0.35 experience.


Novice-level farmer villagers have a 25%‌[Bedrock Edition only] or 40%‌[Java Edition only] chance to buy 26 potatoes for an emerald as part of their trade.


Placing a potato into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Data values[edit]


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


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. In Java Edition 1.15,‌[upcoming] consuming a honey bottle is also required for the advancement. Other foods are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet


Java Edition
1.4.212w34aPotato Revision 1.png Added potatoes.
1.513w09bThe Fortune enchantment now works when harvesting potatoes.[1]
1.814w02aPotatoes can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 15–19 potatoes for 1 emerald.
14w04aVillagers can now be made willing using 12 potatoes.
1.915w31aPotatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
15w38aThe drop chances of potatoes have now been slightly improved from the average 2 35 per crop harvested to 2 57.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 392.
18w11aPotatoes now have a chance of generating in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w43aPotato TextureUpdate Revision 1.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed.
18w47aPotatoes now generate in pillager outpost chests.
18w50aPotato.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed, once again.
19w03aPlacing a potato into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aPotatoes now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0build 2Potato Revision 1.png Added potatoes.
Potatoes are a rare drop from killing zombies.
build 3Potatoes now have a chance to drop when tilling grass blocks.
build 4Potatoes are no longer dropped from tilling grass blocks.
0.9.0build 1Potatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
0.12.1build 1Potatoes now restore hunger instead of health.
0.16.2Potatoes can now be found in the chest inside large houses in ice plains and cold taiga villages.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta can now be found in pillager outposts and plains village houses.
Potato.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill up composters.
Potatoes can now be found in taiga, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village house chests.
beta has now been changed, farmer villagers now have a 25% chance to buy 26 potatoes for an emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Potato Revision 1.png Added potatoes.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Potato.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Potato Revision 1.png Added potatoes.


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