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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.


Market Outlets

Processing, Fresh Market


Average YieldVery Good
CrossingLady Olympia x Red One


Tuber ShapeOval Long
Uniform of ShapeUniform
Eye DepthShallow
Skin ColorYellow
Flesh ColorPale Yellow
Dry matter percent21.2


Tuber NumberHigher Setting
Resistance to DamageSusceptible
Secondary GrowthNot Susceptible
Flower ColourWhite

Disease Resistance

Late Blight (Foliage blight)Some Susceptibility
Common ScabModerate Resistance
Virus PVYGood Resistance
Tuber BlightSome Susceptibility
PCN - Ro1 & Ro4Resistant
BlacklegSome Susceptibility
Virus YntnVery Good Resistance
Silver ScurfVery Good Resistance
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  • Storage Recommendation

    Excellency has a moderate dormancy period and is suitable for a few months of storage at a temperature of approximately 7°C.

  • Cultivation Recommendation

    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.

  • Resistance

    Excellency is moderately susceptible to blackleg. Resistance to virus Yn and virus Yntn is good.