Pickling cucumbers tend to be shorter with bumpy skin. There smaller size allows for easier canning and bumpy skin helps absorb pickling juice better. Pickling cucumbers tend to have higher yields over a shorter period of time.
The Carolina cucumber is a very early, white-spined cucumber variety that is best used for pickling is also a good fresh eater!
The Muncher cucumber plant variety produces a smooth nearly spineless, medium green cucumber that is crisp and delicious!