It is not hard to tell if a pineapple is ripe or not. You just need to use your senses properly and conclude correctly. Here I will show how you can diagnose a closed pineapple from its symptoms. Yeah, it is really like doctors job before they send you for x-ray. You can use the look of pineapple, its softness, its smell, and its weight to tell if it is the pineapple you are looking for or not.
Pineapple look: Well this is a very important step for choosing ripe pineapple. Unripe pineapple skin has more green color than yellow, and the green color is very pure. A rape pineapple skin color has less green color and more golden yellow color plus the green color is not very pure and it is a bit brownish. From far an unripe pineapple looks green but a ripe pineapple looks more brownish green. From close look the skin of an unripe pineapple has very sharp edges and the leaves of pineapple looks very fresh, but for a ripe pineapple the edges are not so sharp and leaves look older.
Pineapple softness: Now after looking at pineapple, it is time to pick it up and sense it in hand. If you press a ripe pineapple skin edges – the part which is more golden – it should be soft. If the edge is hard, the pineapple is not ripe.
Pineapple smell: Well this check is a bit hard and may be different from one person to another one. If you smell a unripe pine apple you should smell the some sort of fresh smell which is not the case when you are face with a ripe pineapple. If this test is hard to do for you just stick to the look and softness tests and you will be happy with the result.
Pineapple weight: Another tricky test is to feel the weight of the pineapple. When you pick up and pineapple and move it up and down in you hand, if you fill that it is as heavy as if you had the same amount of water in your hand then the pine apple is ripe if not the pineapple is most probably not ripe. Again if you think this test is hard to do just try with the first two tests.
If most of the above mentioned tests passed for the pineapple, then you can be pretty sure that your pineapple is a ripe one and it will not disappoint you later on in the house in front of your family and guests.