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1 (Half Hunger.svg)






Yes (64)


Cooked: 0.35

First appearances

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Data values

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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 69.3% 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]


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.



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.

Data values[edit]


Potato ID Name Numerical ID ‌[Bedrock Edition only]

potatoes 142

potato 392

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, potatoes use the following data values:

Icon Value

0, 1

2, 3

4, 5, 6


Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description



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 36 foods. Other foods, like cake, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
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 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 18w47a Potatoes will now generate in Pillager outpost chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 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 be found in the chest inside large house in Ice Plains and Cold Taiga villages.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 1Added potatoes.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Potatoes.


Issues relating to "Potato" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.



  1. Issue tracker: MC-1680