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Potato
Potatoes Age 0 JE2 BE2.pngPotatoes Age 1 JE2 BE2.pngPotatoes Age 2 JE2 BE2.pngPotatoes Age 3 JE2 BE2.png
Rarity

Common

Restores

1 ()

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

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

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

The looting is calculated by a binomial distribution: 2 drops are fixed, then a drop is attempted three times with a success rate of around 57% to yield the extra 0–3 drops. Each level of Fortune enchantment increases the number of attempts by one.

Natural generation[edit]

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

Mob loot[edit]

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


Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Potato Pillager Outpost Chest 2–5 57.5%
Shipwreck Supply chest 2–6 44.9%
Village Taiga house chest 1–7 65.6%
Snowy house chest 1–7 66.3%
Plains house chest 1–7 74.2%
Bedrock Edition
Potato Bonus chest Chest 1–2 50%
Pillager Outpost Chest 2–5 57.5%
Shipwreck Supply chest 2–6 44.9%
Village Taiga house chest 1–7 69.3%
Snowy house chest 1–7 66.3%
Plains house chest 1–7 74.2%

Usage[edit]

Farming[edit]

When farmed, potatoes require 8 stages to grow. However, there are four visible stages due to having only four distinct textures: 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 5 potatoes (about 3 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.

Food[edit]

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.

Breeding[edit]

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

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

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Baked Potato Potato +
Any fuel


0.35

Trading[edit]

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.

Composting[edit]

Placing a potato into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1. This is less efficient than composting with baked potatoes, which has a higher success chance of 85%.

Sounds[edit]

Block[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.crop.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.9? 16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockitem.crop.plant[sound 2]subtitles.block.generic.place0.45?, 1.216
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. MC-177082
  2. Unlike all other block placement sound events, these are listed under items. Confirmed to be intentional by Mojang, see MC-177459

Item[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Eating? Eating one single foodentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat? ? ?
Burp? Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp? ? ?
Gear equippedPlayersSometimes when eating in survival[until JE 1.16.2]
See MC-97507
item.armor.equip_genericsubtitles.item.armor.equip1.01.016

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem form?Translation key
Potatoespotatoes Noblock.minecraft.potatoes
Potatopotato Yesitem.minecraft.potato

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Potatoespotatoes 142tile.potatoes.name
Potatopotato 392item.potato.name

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, potatoes use the following data values:

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

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age‌[JE only]
growth‌[BE only]
0 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 Fully-grown.

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Husbandry
The world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.husbandry/root

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

A Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 39 foods. Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.4.212w34aPotato JE1 BE1.png Added potatoes.
Crops Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Potatoes Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Added potato crops.
Vegetables (block item) JE1.png The block form of potato crops, when in the inventory, shows the newly planted texture.
12w36aPotatoes can now be found in villages.
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.
14w04aFarmer villagers now harvest fully grown potatoes.
Villagers can now be made willing using 12 potatoes.
14w25aPotato crop block has now been removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
1.915w31aPotatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
15w38aThe drop chances of potatoes has now been slightly improved from average 2 35 per potato crop harvested to 2 57.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 142, and the item's 392.
18w11aPotatoes now have a chance of generating in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w43aPotato JE2.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed.
Potatoes Age 0 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 1 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 2 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 3 JE2 BE2.png The textures of potato crops have now been changed.
18w47aPotatoes now generate in pillager outpost chests.
18w50aPotato JE3 BE2.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed, once again.
19w03aAdded placement and new breaking sounds to potatoes.
Placing 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.
1.1519w34aBees can now pollinate potato crops.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0build 2Potato JE1 BE1.png Added potatoes.
Crops Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Potatoes Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Added potato crops.
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 1Potato crops now naturally spawn in villages.
Potatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.
0.12.1build 1Potatoes now restore hunger instead of health.
Farmer (profession) villagers now plant and harvest potatoes.
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 1.10.0.3Potatoes can now be found in pillager outposts and plains village houses.
Potato JE3 BE2.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed.
Potatoes Age 0 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 1 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 2 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 3 JE2 BE2.png The textures of potato crops have now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Potatoes can now be used to fill up composters.
Potatoes can now be found in taiga, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village house chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Trading has now been changed, farmer villagers now have a 25% chance to buy 26 potatoes for an emerald.
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Bees can now pollinate potato crops.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 11.0.1Potato JE1 BE1.png Added potatoes.
Crops Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Potatoes Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Added potato crops.
1.90Potato JE3 BE2.png The texture of potatoes has now been changed.
Potatoes Age 0 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 1 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 2 JE2 BE2.png Potatoes Age 3 JE2 BE2.png The textures of potato crops have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Potato JE1 BE1.png Added potatoes.
Crops Age 0 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 1 JE1 BE1.png Crops Age 2 JE1 BE1.png Potatoes Age 3 JE1 BE1.png Added potato crops.

Issues[edit]

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