I'm not sure how to pick a pineapple to eat next week, but I do know how to tell when one is the perfect ripeness. Pick the pineapple up by one of the leaves. If the leaf can support the pineapple, it is not yet ripe. If the leaf comes away from the pineapple and cannot support the weight of the whole fruit, you have a ripe, tasty pineapple.
Haha, Ivana me too! When I pick a pineapple, I give it a good whiff but have no idea the difference between ripe and unripe. Haha, pretty sure I only do this to look fancy in the shop like some kind of pineapple whisperer :)
We grow them ourselves and pick them just when their stems start to bend over - they are so delicious. Next time you have a yummy pineapple just try putting the top in the ground, wait 2-3 years and hey presto, you've got your very own home grown pineapple!