A sweet scent indicates despelote fruit. Than it is more intense, the riper the pineapple. Green – will make a barely noticeable smell. If the base of a pineapple, there are signs of mold, it is not worth buying.
If you have the opportunity when buying a look at the fruit in the cut, the color of the flesh can "tell" about the ripeness of the fruit: the flesh of a ripe pineapple is bright yellow may be slightly gold. Immature – it is pale yellow.
The ripeness of the pineapple, and watermelon, you can define, patting him on the hand. A dull sound means that the fruit is juicy, but if you realize that inside there is emptiness, already overripe pineapple.

At the base of the fresh pineapple will be slightly damp. If he's in this place is dry, so it took quite a long time after he was thwarted.

The size of the fruit depends on its ripeness, as the plant is cultivated only a few years. The largest fruit appears in the first year of cultivation. He's usually the one. Next year will ripen a few small, who sent the production of juice, but sometimes they go on sale.
The fact that pineapple can be greenish, does not mean that he is immature. The color may depend on what type belongs to the fruit. Try to choose solid pineapple yellow. The leaves at the top of the pineapple should be beautiful, dark green color. If the individual leaves are easily pulled from the stem, it is a guarantee that the fruit is ripe. If they are dried, the fruit was plucked long ago, and its taste is much worse.

Loose and soft to the touch, the fruit is not worth taking, as it is overripe. Pineapple should be firm, slightly soft. Green pineapples on the touch is much firmer. But if the skin appeared dark spot, which means that the ripening process has gone away, and inside, he's already spoiled. Keep in mind that if the color of the peel of the pineapple are bright brown, then this may be the result of the fact that he was frozen in the refrigerator.