Market Outlets Processing,Fresh Market
Maturity Early
Average Yield Very Good
Crossing Lady Olympia x Red One

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 a 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.


Tuber Shape Oval Long
Uniform of Shape Uniform
Eye Depth Shallow
Skin Color Yellow
Flesh Color Pale Yellow
Dry matter (%) 21.2%


Dormancy Medium
Tuber Number Higher Setting
Resistance to Damage Susceptible
Resistance to Bruising
Secondary Growth Not Susceptible
Flower Colour White

Disease Resistance

Late Blight (Foliage blight) Some Susceptibility Common Scab Moderate Resistance
Virus PVY Good Resistance Tuber Blight Some Susceptibility
PCN - Ro1 & Ro4 Resistant Blackleg Some Susceptibility
Virus Yntn Very Good Resistance Silver Scurf Very Good Resistance

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.

Storage Recommendation

Excellency has a moderate dormancy period and is suitable for a few months of storage at a temperature of approximately 7⁰C.


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