Banana shallot is a bulbous vegetable, elongated and swollen, copper coloured, and a member of the onion group Allium cepa (L.). It is also known as Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou.
It is cultivated on 130 hectares in the Upper Poitou, at a 10 km distance from the town of Mirebeau (30 km north of Poitiers).
The local soil is composed of clay and limestone.
Only one variety, known as the Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou, is grown in the cooperative. It is a local variety and maintained by the producers of the cooperative. The objective is to produce elongated bulbs with a copper colour and a regular shape. The seed is not for sale and therefore the variety is uniquely produced by TERRYLOIRE.
The cooperative sells 3500 tons in the following size packages :
Available packagings :
• 500 g Bag
• 5 kg Cotton bags
• 5 kg Crate (tailed manually)
• 20 kg Cotton bags
• 1 ton Big Bag