Slicing – most common in grocery stores and good for eating fresh. Usually 6 to 9 inches long with thick skin.
English – found in some grocery stores (wrapped in plastic) and good for eating fresh. Usually 1 to 2 feet long with thin skin.
Persian or Cocktail – found in some stores (often wrapped or bagged) and good for eating fresh. Usually 4 to 6 inches long with thin skin.
Pickling – common at farmers’ markets and best for fermented or canned pickles but also good for eating fresh. Usually 4 inches long with thin and knobby skin.