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How to tell when a pineapple is ripe? Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
21st Jan '13

I know I can google it but google never seems to have the answers I need or it's over answered or under answered. Help?

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Syndal:" I know I can google it but google never seems to have the answers I need or it's over answered or under answered. Help?"


It isn't not green on the exterior.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
21st Jan '13

pull out the center "leaves" at the top of it. if they come out easily, it's ready to eat :)

BαtMαɳ Gotham, DC, United States 74086 posts
21st Jan '13

It has a yellowish outside.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
21st Jan '13

pull a stem/leaf w/e it is the easier it pulls off the riper it is ..thats what i was told anyways

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
21st Jan '13

It smells strong, is no longer green.

bbgirlpeet Rheden, Netherlands 529 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" pull out the center "leaves" at the top of it. if they come out easily, it's ready to eat :)"


:!: I worked in a fruit and veggie department, this is how I showed people if it was ripe or not

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting bbgirlpeet:" :!: I worked in a fruit and veggie department, this is how I showed people if it was ripe or not"


me too. i worked in the produce department at sam's club and bi-lo.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
21st Jan '13

Thanks! It was gold and green and the leafs came of easy and it's delicious!

Tara Howell-Straight 1 child; Frenchtown, Montana 215 posts
22nd Jan '13

LOL I was told to smell it, and if you could smell the fruity smell it was ripe...I feel a little funny with my nose to the fruit, but it has worked for me.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Tara Howell-Straight:" LOL I was told to smell it, and if you could smell the fruity smell it was ripe...I feel a little funny with my nose to the fruit, but it has worked for me."


I forgot to put I smelled it too and it smelled like itd be good haha