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Canning -- Pickled and Fermented Foods
Can I use burpless cucumbers for pickling?
Burpless cucumbers are not recommended for use in fermented pickles. This is because at their normal mature size, they produce an enzyme that causes the pickles to soften during fermentation. However, if smaller burpless cucumbers (those with small seed) are used, they may be suitable for making fresh pack pickles. Source: Original FAQ posted at http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC3101.htm