Potato

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Potato
Potato.png
Potato-animated.gif

Type

Food

Restores

1 (Half Hunger.svg)

Cookable

Yes

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Experience

Cooked: 0.35

First appearances

See History

Data values
Block
dec: 142 hex: 8E bin: 10001110
Item
dec: 392 hex: 188 bin: 110001000
Name
Block
potatoes
Item
potato

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

Obtaining

Zombies

Zombies have a rare chance of dropping a potato when killed by the player.

Natural generation

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

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

Food

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

Breeding

Pigs will follow and can be bred by a player holding a potato.[Java and Bedrock editions only]

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

Cooking ingredient

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Baked Potato Potato +
Any fuel









Trading

Villager farmers will buy 15-19 potatoes for an emerald as one of their initial tier trades.

Data values

ID

Potato ID Name Numerical ID
Item potato 392
Block potatoes 142

Block data

See also: Data values
Icon Value

0, 1

2, 3

4, 5, 6

7

Block state

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 age
0–1
2–3
4–6
7
Fully-grown.

Advancements

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 35 foods. Other foods, if any, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet

Video

History

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

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Gallery

References

  1. Issue tracker: MC-1680