Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:16
Yes, sort of a twisting pull or a pulling twist - it should come right out of the sort of socket at the base of the plant, not leaving a stump. If it does leave a stump then pull it out to avoid rot setting in. It's not hard, you'll get the hang of it.
Then when you've pulled your rhubarb just twist the leaves of straight away and put them on the compost. The leaves contain oxalic acid which is not good for us, so take them off immedately, and enjoy your rhubarb