Persian cucumbers are part of the “burpless” category, so-called because they’re considered less bitter than other types. English cucumbers, also burpless, are skinny and long (about 14 inches) and otherwise similar to Persians. You can use both varieties interchangeably.
In a Pickle?
Don’t confuse Persians with pickling cucumbers, commonly known as Kirbys, which are similar in size but have seeds and a tough, bumpy skin. Kirbys are traditionally used for pickles, but we like to pickle Persians, too.
Recipes by Paige Grandjean