How Much Potatoes Weigh with Photos & Chart

Potatos are a basic staple of diets everywhere but, especially so in America. They can be found in any number of amazing dishes.

As such, delicious recipes often call for potatos but, a lot of the time they are called for by size. A recipe might say 6 medium potatoes, or 3 large potatoes, for example.

How much does a potato weigh? Russet potatoes in an average 10lb sack weigh between 3.4oz and 10.1oz (96g – 286g). The median weight is 5.75oz (163g) and the average is 6.15oz (174g). Large potatoes, like those used for baked potatoes, are typically sold individually.

Here are what those numbers look like (roughly).

The largest potato of the group was clearly very large in comparison. Likewise, the smallest potatoes were obviously small. Holding the potatoes, it was easy to get a feel for small vs large as well as what a “medium” potato felt like. The small one is not too much bigger than the average lime off my tree. The large one was more like the size of a large Avocado.

The medium potatoes fit comfortably in my hand. Not too big, not too small.