How to check if pineapples are ripe
There are three ways to check for signs of a ripe pineapple. Choose a pineapple that has a bright, even yellow colour without bruising. Smell the pineapple – it should have a strong aroma, but not a sour or fermented pineapple smell.
When holding the pineapple, pull on one of the crown leavesand ifthe leaf comes out cleanly, without tugging too hard, it should be ready for slicing.
Thirdly, check the bottom of the pineapple. You don’t want to see any bruising or mould. It should still be firm.