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« on: March 01, 2012, 09:46:31 PM »

I was looking around the net for some Top Pick seeds tonight and found these for sale on e-bay, I though I might share it with yall in case anybody else is looking for some seed.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-lb-Top-Pick-Pink-Eye-Purple-Hull-Peas-Cowpea-For-2012-Growing-Season-/250979583912?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6f8c87a8
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 10:05:06 PM »

I bought "Quickpick Pinkeye Purplehulls", from Willhite Seeds. From what I understand QuickPick is the same as Top Pick. I think they still have plenty.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 12:19:31 AM »

Heres some a little less expensive and free shipping to... http://www.southernstates.com/catalog/p-8172-southern-states-top-pick-pinkeye-cowpea.aspx
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 09:50:34 AM »


That's where I got mine...fast shipping, good service so far.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 12:54:08 PM »

"Quick Pick Pinkeye Purple Hulls" To me are not the save. They do produce a pea on top of a stem from the pea plant. But they don't come close to the production of the True top pick. I would say they make about 1/4 to 1/2 less peas per plant.

The pink eye peas from southernstates.com don't look at all like top peas we grow around here. They are not top pink-eyed purple hull peas or they have posted the wrong picture. What do you gardeners think about these peas are they what y'all call top pick?
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 12:59:35 PM »

Don't look like TPPEPHP to me.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 01:56:17 PM »

Those peas look like someone just drew a pink circle on each one with a marker. Huh?
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 02:32:59 PM »

Iowegian23 … I thought the same thing when I looked at em.  Something’s just wrong with that picture, poor work with the marker.  Plus they are calling it a “new and improved Top Pick”  From my understanding Wax Seed Company from MS is where the real “Top Pick” come from.

Ashlogcreek … Quick Pick aren’t the same as Top Pick.  Might still be a good pea, I don’t know.


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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 04:47:28 PM »

I was wondering myself about those pictures. The TPPH seeds I bought last year and saved for this year are NOT anywhere near that color. Mine produced great so I will re-plant this year regardless what they are..
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 11:25:17 PM »

The pic is wrong...the peas look perfectly normal in hand.

I've never grown any of the top picks, so I have no idea how these will produce...guess I'll find out, huh? Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 09:41:10 AM »

  I have grown Quick Pick and Top Pick on numerous occasions.  The Quick Pick will produce close to the same in quantity, and grows similarly.  The hull of a quick pick is a bit heavier and also if hand shelling they tend to be a tad harder to shell.  Personally I think they taste like a Top Pick and the wife, who is the real Purple Hull Fan in the house, likes them both equally.  You will also notice when shelling Quick Picks that the pea membrane is a bit heavier and the the peas require a bit more washing when fresh.   Wink

  As for color of a commercial seed?  It can vary.  Top Pick and Quick Pick seeds naturally are a light tan color whereas I have purchased them from tan to red depending on treatments.  This year my Feed & Seed has blue Quick Picks.  Not a problem. 
  
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