Are pickling cucumbers good to eat fresh?
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Furthermore, what is difference between pickling cucumber and regular?
“Pickling” refers to cucumbers that are primarily used for processing or pickling. The pickling ones are grown mostly for canning; the slicing ones are grown for fresh eating. Slicing cucumbers, which includes English cucumbers, can be used for pickles, but you might get a softer pickle.
Subsequently, question is, when should you pick pickling cucumbers? Allow the cucumbers to grow a bit bigger, 3 to 4 inches, if dill pickles are on the menu. You can wait a bit longer if it's slicing cucumbers you prefer. Harvest these when the skin is firm, bright green and the fruit is 6 to 9 inches long. You can leave Burpless cucumbers on the vine a bit longer.
Besides, can regular cucumbers be used for pickling?
You can use whichever kind of cucumbers you want: Small pickling cucumbers, regular cucumbers or English cucumbers (the ones that come in shrink-wrapped). If you want the softest skins and fewest seeds possible, go for the small pickling cucumbers. This also recipe works equally well for making whole pickles.
Why did my pickles get mushy?
It may be a normal reaction during fermentation caused by bacteria. If the pickles are soft, they are spoiled from the yeast fermentation. Don't use them. Using too weak a salt brine or vinegar solution may cause soft or slippery pickles, as can using moldy garlic or storing the pickles at too warm a temperature.