A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 27, 2014
“How many apples grow on a tree?/"All of them.”

"How many apples grow on a tree?” is a popular children’s joke. “All of them” is the answer. The joke has been cited in print since at least 1976.

“How many cranberries grow on a bush?” is a similar joke that has been cited in print since at least 2008.


21 November 1976, The Robesonian (Lumberton, NC), THe Mini Page by Betty Debnam, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q. How many apples grow on a tree?
A. All of them.
Frances Adams, age 7, Lumberton

Google Books
The Zaniest Riddle Book in the World
By Joseph Rosenbloom
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1984
Pg. 52:
How many apples grow on a tree?
All of them.

26 April 1999, Indiana (PA) Gazette, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page by Betty Debnam, pg. 4, col. 2:
Q: How many lemons grow on a tree?
A: All of them.
(all jokes sent in by Anelia Knight)

Twitter
Ryan Kiley
‏@ryan_kiley
Q: “How many apples grow on a tree”
A: “All of them”
#WorstPopsicleStickJokesEver
9:23 AM - 20 Oct 2011

Twitter
Miss Universe
‏@TheAfricanFish
On a serious note, who the fuck writes the Popsicle stick jokes? “How many apples grow on a tree? All of them.”
LIKE ARE YOU KIDDING ME.
9:19 PM - 28 Aug 2014

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