BEACHSIDE: Bob Montgomery, sales manager for Beachside Produce LLC, Guadalupe, Calif., shows off green and purple Brussels sprouts on nine-inch stalks. The company also offers green and purple Brussels sprouts loose. “It is a little different stalk than everyone else does, it is a shorter stalk and more retail friendly,” he says. Twelve stalks are packed in a box instead of nine, he says, and 56 cartons per pallet instead of about 30, he says. “Brussels sprouts have become more universally used, but as far as the stalks go, the fall and holiday period is where they are more popular,” Montgomery says. Montgomery also says Beachside Produce has expanded its selection of organic products.