The Best Cucumbers for Perfect Pickles
Even slicing cucumbers make acceptable pickles if preserved when they are firm and young. But for truly memorable pickles, you need to grow cucumbers bred especially for the purpose of pickling. Choosing the right cukes means the difference between tangy, crunchy pickles and flavorless, mushy ones. For peak pickling performance, we offer these tips on what varieties to grow and when to harvest them.