Does it matter where on the stalk you cut or remove the fruit off the plant so that you don't suck away its future earning potential?
Let's take the photo here, of a Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum), where the chilli is now ripe and ready to burn up the dinner plate.
Usually from the store, this type of chilli comes with some of the stem at the end of the red.
In order to make sure the plant keeps on keeping on, can you just pluck out the red part and leave the nub? Or do you have to cut it off the plant somewhere along the lines where the sun doth shine?