There are two things to consider to select a good pineapple.
- Smell : If you are able to get the sweet smell of pineapple then it is the right one.
- Ripened : Try to pluck one of the leaves on top of it. If you can get them without much effort that says it is ripened.
I dont believe in color as it may be deceiving. With smell and ripeness i am always successful in getting a sweet pineapple. Happy shopping.