Traditional shallot


The traditional shallot is one of the stars of our vegetable range. We selected this variety for its flavour and its cultivation method (planted and harvested by hand). It has an elongated shape and a slightly sweet taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked, all year round. This species of allium has a firm, shiny and dry texture. Composed of several bulbs, it has a series of circular “skins” which come apart when they are cut. You will also notice a scar at the base of each shallot, which is a sign of its cultivation method. This is one of the distinguishing features of the traditional shallot.

Traditional shallot cultivation in Northern Brittany

Shallot bulbs are planted by hand from February to March, depending on the weather conditions. Once planted, they remain in the ground until June or July. Each planted bulb yields a clump of around ten shallots. They are then pulled by hand when their foliage begins to dry and fall over. After a time drying in the field, the shallots are stored in pallet boxes (in bulk) in ventilated or cold rooms. The traditional shallot can be sold all year round.

Brittany is the leading traditional shallot producing region in Europe.

Grown in Brittany since the seventeenth century, the traditional shallot takes its name from the cultivation method used – vegetative propagation – which has not changed since Breton farmers adopted it. Our producers, members of the SICA (Finistère) and Maraîchers d’Armor (Côtes d’Armor) agricultural cooperatives (Prince de Bretagne), have acquired and developed their expertise over generations. Finally, the soil and oceanic climate of North Finistère and Côtes d’Armor ensure the optimal quality of our traditional shallots.

The Pouliquen Group is the official distributor of Prince de Bretagne vegetables, working with nearly 255 traditional shallot producers.

Types of packing:

Available sizes: 20-40 / 30-50

The Pouliquen Group can meet all your needs.

We can pack traditional shallots with your own labels and packaging.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sales Unit 


Net bag

250 gr

500 gr

1 kg


250 gr

500 gr

300 gr


4 kg

5 kg

20 kg