Size of pineapple does not matter too much in determining flavor; however larger fruit can hold more juice. Flavor is influenced by the variety, growing practices, weather conditions, and degree of ripeness when the pineapple is harvested.
The variety of the pineapple has a very big impact on the flavor and eating quality of the fruit. That is why choosing the Sweet Gold™ label will ensure that you will be getting only the sweetest, low-acid, field ripe pineapple. To enhance the naturally sweet flavor, cut and chill the cut fruit for a few hours in the refrigerator before serving, although it is still delicious at room temperature.
Learn more about pineapples in our Hawaiian Crown FAQs.