A potato is a farmable food source that was released in Java Edition 1.4.2 and Bedrock Edition Alpha 0.8.0. 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 similarly to wheat. To plant potatoes, right click on farmland with a potato in hand since the seed is the potato itself. When potatoes are cooked via a Furnace/Smoker/Campfire, 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. Potatoes have a 0.8% chance of being dropped by a Zombie when 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 25 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.
  • The potato is the only non-meat food item that can be cooked.
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