Are pickling cucumbers good to eat fresh?
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.
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.
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.