How big should pickling cucumbers be?
Moreover, how big is a pickling cucumber?
They'll grow quickly! Harvest regular slicing cucumbers when they about 6 to 8 inches long (slicing varieties). Harvest dills at 4 to 6 inches long and pickling cucumbers at 2 inches long. The large burpless cucumbers can be up to 10 inches long and some types are even larger.
Similarly one may ask, how do you know when to 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.
5 to 6 feet