Pineapples have thick rough skin with golden yellow fibrous flesh. Choose plump, heavy, aromatic pineapples for sweetness. Select firm fruit. Store in a cool place; once cut, store in air tight container in the fridge. Pineapples are available all year. Colour is not necessarily an indicator of sweetness. Varieties include;
Leaves have serrated edge, generally sweeter than smooth leaf variety.
Generally larger than Rough Leaf variety. Leaves are smooth edged, flesh is juicy, white/yellow in colour and sharp in flavor compared to the Rough Leaf variety.