Is English cucumber good for pickling?

Is English cucumber good for 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. ... To help, you can make sure to chill cucumbers well before starting.

What is the difference between English cucumber and regular cucumber?

English (or hothouse) cucumbers are long, narrow and are sold wrapped in plastic to protect their thinner, unwaxed skin. English cucumbers are sometimes billed as seedless but the truth is they do have seeds. They're just smaller and thinner than regular cucumber seeds so you can chew right through them.

Why are my canned pickles mushy?

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. These pickles are spoiled and should be discarded.

How do you stop pickles from being mushy?

5 Secrets for Crispy and Crunchy Pickles

  1. Use small, firm cucumbers. This is, hands-down, the most important! ...
  2. Jar them immediately after picking, or as soon as possible. ...
  3. Soak cucumbers in an ice water bath for a couple hours. ...
  4. Cut off the blossom end of cucumber. ...
  5. Add tannins to the jar.