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What cucumbers are used for dill pickles?
Kirby cucumbers are the classic pickling cucumber — they hold up better than English cucumbers during pickling, remaining firm and crunchy instead of becoming overly soft. I've also found that Persian cucumbers make very nice pickles — they have thinner skin and are the perfect size for packing into pint jars.
Can you use regular cucumbers for dill pickles?
You can pickle any kind of cucumber, but because of the moisture content in slicing and English cucumbers, they will be more mushy but they will still taste great.
Can you make pickles from large cucumbers?
You can certainly slice them and make pickles. You buy them from the store that way. I have gotten some large cucumbers out of my garden and made them into pickles. If the seeds are too mature (tough) then take them out.
Do pickling cucumbers taste different than regular cucumbers?
A sliced salad cucumber. Certain varieties of cucumbers have been bred specifically for use in pickling. By using these varieties, the home pickling enthusiast will end up with a crisper and more flavorful result.
What’s the difference between salad cucumbers and pickling cucumbers?
So if slicing cucumbers are the long, thick-skinned cucumbers, what are pickling cucumbers? Those are the shorter, stouter types with more spines, as well as drier flesh that allows them to soak up more of the brine they're pickled in.
Can you make dill pickles with straight eight cucumbers?
Yes , you can pickle these cucumbers . I usually make dill pickles with small and medium and bread and butter with large..
What type of cucumber is straight eight?
Straight Eight Cucumbers are very dependable at producing prolific crops. These cucumbers are smooth, straight, deep green, 15-20 cm (6-8") long and 5-6 cm (2½”) wide with rounded blunt ends. Early, vigorous and prolific, it tolerates mosaic virus well. It is a superb variety that has stood the test of time.
Are seedless cucumbers good for pickling?
When it comes to delicious pickling cucumber varieties, the Boston Pickling cucumber is near the top of the list! A seedless cucumber, this heirloom variety has incredible flavor and crispness. And it is a big producer too!
Should I peel the cucumbers before I pickle them?
Trim and discard the blossom end of the cucumbers, then peel the cucumbers and cut them into rounds about 1/4-inch thick. In a nonreactive bowl, toss them with the salt, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 or up to 24 hours (I like them after 12). Drain well, rinse, and drain again.
What’s the difference between English cucumber and regular cucumber?
An English cucumber is generally sweeter than the regular, common cucumber which has many large seeds, contributing to their bitter flavor. The skin is thinner than a slicing cucumber and therefore doesn't need to be peeled.
Are pickles cucumbers the same?
Pickles are Cucumbers
Crunchy, sour, salty or sweet – pickles all start the same way, as cucumbers! Cucumbers grow on vines or on a cucumber bush. They like hot temperatures and a lot of water! Kirby or Persian cucumbers are often used for pickling.