It’s generally best to cut each fruit or vege from the stem using a sharp knife, scissors or secateurs. Try not to pluck a fruit or tear a vegetable off the stem with your hands, as this usually damages the plant. In addition, the produce you’ve picked will store better with some of the
stem attached. Some plants, such as lemongrass and rhubarb, naturally break off quite easily when plucked, so you won’t damage the plant
in this instance.