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@phantomflame03 part of it's just the type we're growing! some types of cucumber it's okay to let keep going, and can hit their max size and still be perfectly edible, but a significant number of varieties get a really unpleasant taste/texture when they get big. super bitter to taste and all nasty-mealy feeling in the mouth.
the types of cucumbers you see in stores/farmer's markets are all pretty young cucumbers- and they only stay that size for a few days in the home garden, so if you're growing your own you really have to keep on top of picking!
types of cucumbers that get used for pickling esp. are prone to getting inedibly bitter as they get bigger- and that goes double for those that get pickled whole!