Poireau pouliquen



The leek is a vegetable plant with long dark green leaves and a white bulb. It belongs to the Liliaceae family, which also includes onions, shallots and garlic.

It tastes similar to onions. Leeks were cultivated and consumed in ancient Egypt. They were highly valued in France in the Middle Ages and were the main ingredient of a soup, the famous “porée”. Today, leeks are still used in soups, but they can also be cooked in fondues, stir-fries or in gratins. In recent years, top chefs from around the world have been using them.

Cultivating leeks 

The leek is a hardy crop that requires a great deal of technical skill. They are planted mechanically in May and June and harvested from November to April. They are harvested in bulk in the field, then washed and packed by the producers or at the packing station.

There are several types of leeks which can be grown at different times of the year. The production of the Prince de Bretagne market gardeners, partners of the Pouliquen Group, allow us to offer you leeks from November to April. Leeks are a frost sensitive vegetable. The mild climate of Brittany is therefore an advantage for this crop.


Our producers

The leeks distributed by the Pouliquen Group are produced by about thirty of Prince de Bretagne farmers who are members of the SICA (Finistère), Les Maraîchers d’Armor (Côtes d’Armor) and Terres de Saint Malo (Îlle et Vilaine) agricultural cooperatives.


Leek production in 2019 : 4,600 tonnes


Types of packing : 

The Pouliquen Group can meet all your needs.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sales Unit

Size (diameter of stem)


Box Size (cm)

Weight / box or sales unit/box

No of boxes/ pal 80*120

No of boxes / pal 100×120


20 à 30 mm



10 kg



30 à 40 mm


5 kg



Bunch 1 kg

20 à 40 mm