I have just harvested the first of the Brussels sprout plants from the garden. It is clear that the general availability of sprouts is not good as several stores do not have them on sale, and those that do are charging a lot for them. I suspect that the harvest has not been so good this year.
Certainly, the sprouts that we have purchased have been poorly formed in part and often required many of the outer leaves removing before cooking.
Oh - perhaps I should put my sprouts into a clearer perspective. Lets add a pound coin for scale.