Cucumber is a summer vegetable, with elongate shape and 15cm long. Its skin is of a green colour, turning into yellow in maturation. For pickling they use the small varieties of cucumber, that are commonly known as gherkin. Gherkins do not usually exceed 10cm long; they are not the only varieties used for pickling, although they are the most suitable for this process. When they are fresh, we must choose the green produce without yellow spots. Cucumbers with an excessive size usually have a bitterer taste and soft texture.