Excellency is a fresh market variety with processing capabilities. It has yellow skin and light yellow flesh. Tubers are long oval, rather big and have very shallow eyes. Tuber numbers are moderate.
Excellency has a moderate dry matter content with a floury texture. It has good frying quality, as well as cooking and chipping qualities. Excellency grows on most soils and is of interest to the processing market and packers as it has a clean skin finish.
|Average Yield||Very Good|
|Crossing||Lady Olympia x Red One|
|Tuber Shape||Oval Long|
|Uniform of Shape||Uniform|
|Flesh Color||Pale Yellow|
|Dry matter percent||21.2|
|Tuber Number||Higher Setting|
|Resistance to Damage||Susceptible|
|Secondary Growth||Not Susceptible|
|Late Blight (Foliage blight)||Some Susceptibility|
|Common Scab||Moderate Resistance|
|Virus PVY||Good Resistance|
|Tuber Blight||Some Susceptibility|
|PCN - Ro1 & Ro4||Resistant|
|Virus Yntn||Very Good Resistance|
|Silver Scurf||Very Good Resistance|
Excellency has a moderate dormancy period and is suitable for a few months of storage at a temperature of approximately 7°C.
It is recommended to warm seed prior to planting. DO NOT use Sencor as Excellency is very sensitive to it. Standard Nitrogen application is recommended.
Excellency is moderately susceptible to blackleg. Resistance to virus Yn and virus Yntn is good.