When you're buying seed for your garden, you want to pay close attention to whether the seed is labeled as pickle or cucumber.
Planting pickle seed, you might end up with dull skinned fruit, with warts, and a crook at the end, unlike pretty salad cukes. Planting cucumber seeds, you might find that the skin slips off in the pickling process. Some cultivars are good for both uses.
I didn't immediately realize 'wart' here is not a bad thing. (Right?). The cousin bitter melon is full of little bumps on its surface.
Is 'pickle' a fruit itself or what becomes of it after being preserved ?
The fruit becomes a pickle in preservation process; boiled cackleberries become pickled eggs.
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