@rundocuri- My grandmother grows mini-cucumbers varieties that don't grow large for pickling and for making cucumber salads. They are perfect for both purposes because they stay small and also have good flavor. I have tried regular cucumbers that are picked early, and I think that both varieties have similar flavor.
The good thing about mini-cucumbers that stay small is that you do not have a short period of time to harvest them like you do regular cucumbers. The mini varieties remain small in size until you are ready to pick them for your favorite cucumber recipe or for pickling.