A Potato is a farm-able food source that was released in 1.4.2 - The Pretty Scary Update, and it is one of the six crops that grows on tilled farmland. Potatoes have three states: Raw Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, and Poisonous Potatoes. When planted, potatoes grow much like wheat. To plant potatoes, right click on farmland with a potato in hand since the seed is the potato itself. When potatoes are cooked in a furnace, they will turn into baked potatoes.


A fully grown potato plant can drop up to four potatoes, and have a small chance of additionally dropping a poisonous potato. Occasionally, potatoes have a small chance of being dropped by a Zombie after it is killed. Potato plants can be found on about 20% of Village farmland plots.


  • As of 1.9, potatoes can be used to breed pigs.
  • Farmer Villagers will accept 15–19 potatoes for an emerald.
  • As of snapshot 18w11a, potatoes can be found inside shipwreck chests.
  • Potatoes have a chance to raise the level of a Composter by 1.
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