107 entries in Food / Fruit
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Transformed Handkerchief "one of Herrmann's favourite tricks", borrowed handkerchief transforms into pieces, reappears in produced lemon, burned and restored once more
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 246
Professor Hoffmann Loading a Lemon
1876 Modern Magic 248
The Bran and Orange Trick bran put in coffer (special tin box) travels back in other box, orange in there instead
1876 Modern Magic 335
Alexander Herrmann The Rice and Orange Trick orange and rice change places, using props (cone and vase)
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 337
The Cone, or Skittle also "La quille", cone with shell changes place with ball under paper cone cover, also with larger cone and orange
1876 Modern Magic 360
The Die and Orange large die and orange transpose
1876 Modern Magic 423
The Obedient Ball (Improved)
  • orange stops on string
  • ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by 1890 More Magic 279
Bartholomäus Gebert Citrone, Tuch und Ring lemon and handkerchief transpose in two borrowed hats, then borrowed finger ring is dropped audibly into glass under handkerchief cover and vanishes, it reappears in lemon
Sep. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 1) 6
Der verschwindende Billardball using cut-off slice of billiard ball to fake existence of whole ball, also possible with a lemon
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 24
Professor Bellonie Citrone, Ring und Tuch auf Wanderschaft traveling routine with lemon, finger ring, silk and glass with tube cover, ring ends up in lemon
Apr. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 55
Carl L. Curiel Die Südfrüchte oranges appear in hat and are thrown in second hat, then they travel back to first hat
Aug. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 2) 26
Der seekranke Passagier puppet made from orange, wine glass and handkerchief, gag with it
Sep. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 140
Reis und Orange No. 18, rice in one container transposes with an orange under a cover
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 150
Julius Kupka Citrone und Tuch lemon in hat transposes with silk in hands
Sep. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 9) 141
A Novel Way to Slice a Pear non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 312
Hänsel Kastner Ein niedliches Gauklerstückchen knowing the number of separate pieces inside an orange
May 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 5) 78
Hamley Brothers A Borrowed Watch Changed to a Lemon fake lemon with ticking clockwork
1903 Later Magic 156
The Bewitched Orange long ribbon produced from orange
1903 Later Magic 434
Carl L. Curiel The Wandering Oranges oranges produced from borrowed hat, they then travel to another hat
1903 Later Magic 459
Oswald Rae The Magic Chimney Pot christmas themed routine, three empty socks are placed in a chimney model, socks fill up with food, then silks, flags and flowers are produced from the chimney
Also published here
  • "The Magic Chimney Pot" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 Original Magic 16
Tom Sellers Handkerchiefs and Lemons chosen silk to lemon
1931 Magical Pleasantries 12
Frank Lane A Gag and a Banana rubber banana produced from spectator's coat, it is then peeled and eaten after switch
1935 They're Off 20
Ivor Smith Various Routines 2 Uses a black art table and a tri-color thimble and has a lemon production
1936 Thimble Magic 33
Edward Reese Banana Bill bill to banana
1937 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 225
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Egg and Lemon egg and lemon each in silk transpose
Also published here
  • "An Illusive Metamorphosis" (The Sphinx, June 1921)
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 76
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Cut and Restored Lemon with lemon shell
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 80
Hans "Severus" Ernst, Jules "Borosko" Sautebin Aus dem alten Zauberkasten variations for the Obedient Ball / Die
  • using a lemon (Borosko)
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 9
U. F. Grant Tomato Cocktail tomato vanishes from paper bag, where only tomato skin remains, in cup appears tomato juice
Related to 1940 The Jinx (Issue 103) 623
Bruce Elliott Fisherman's Fancy goldfish cut out of carrot becomes real
1940 The Jinx (Issue 104) 627
Bob Pearce A Headline Egg-Bag Routine with lemon, glass of lemonade produced as climax
June 1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 12) 4
The Bewitched Banana self cutting banana, number of slices matches selected number card
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 290
The Magic Orange thread through orange penetration
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 338
Greer Marechal Jr. Streamlined Hoffmann
Inspired by 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
Eddie Joseph The Coin and the Orange coin and paper-wrapped glass, coin vanishes, orange appears under glass, orange vanishes, glass vanishes, orange found in pocket, coin in orange, no lapping
1942 Coin and Money Magic 112
Jean Hugard The Serpent Handkerchief lemon appears, handkerchief in paper changes with fruit of lemon, to dry handkerchief it's held over a candle where it is burnt and eventually found in wrapping paper
Related to Nov. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 22
Jean Hugard The Serpent Handkerchief (Continued from November Issue)
Related to Dec. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 7) 27
Jean Hugard, Chung Ling Soo II. The Vanish by the Throw Behind the Back explained with a ball, description of Chung Ling Soo's use of the move for the linking rings and the vanish of an orange
Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 77
Jean Hugard The Punishment Fits the Crime coin transforms into lemon, under hat
Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 86
Senor Charles Mardo Mardo’s Egg Bag Routine egg vanishes and reappears a few times, lemon is produced from bag
1945 Routined Magic 5
Hervel Un tour amusant pour les petits et... les grands! rabbit, fruits and silks vanish and appear in box, followed by german translation "Ein unterhaltendes Kunststück für die kleinen... u. die Grossen!"
May 1946 La Baguette Magique (Issue 9) 7
Harlan Tarbell Le Citron de le Dé lemon and large die change places, with hat, followed by german translation "Die Zitrone und der Würfel"
Also published here
  • "Sphinx" April, 1947.
Aug. 1948 La Baguette Magique (Issue 22) 10
Sid Lorraine, Bert Douglas Watch the Lemon lemon is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, lemonade in glass
Inspired by
  • "The 'Lemon Crush' Mystery" (Sid Lorraine, Linking Ring Vol. 2 No. 11, 1924)
Related toVariations
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 75
Harlan Tarbell Orange and Die die and orange change places, prop magic
Variations 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 251
Eddie Joseph Glass and Orange glass under newspaper cover, orange vanishes, glass vanishes, both found in spectator's clothing, stand-up without lapping
1950 The Art of Body Loading & Productions 48
Eddie Joseph Live Banana from Volunteer in Auditorium
1950 The Art of Body Loading & Productions 54
Eddie Joseph Have a Lemon coin transforms into other coin, while doing heads or tails, lemon appears in closed fist, rubber fruit
1952 Tricks for Informal Occasions 4
Zum Dessert special way to cut a lemon, peel is linked
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 3) 118
Ein Uhr Mysterium watch vanishes and appears in orange which was inside a bag and a box
Also published here
  • in "Magikeren"
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 4) 127
Karrell Fox Pop-Up Banana banana joke, after taking a bite, banana pops back in original form
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 6
Karrell Fox The Vendor Pitch Act gag bit, production of hot dogs, cigars, bananas etc
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 44
Eddie Joseph The Vanishing Fruit seated, vanish of an apple or similiar
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 25
Eugene Gloye Confetti & Oranges Phantom Tube routine, with confetti and oranges
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 31
George Karger Ghost of the Morro Crab napkin moves over table, orange / lime under it
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 175
Charlie Miller, David Devant A Lesson in Magic with assistant, one claims to teach "handkerchief to lemon", handkerchief changes to small pieces, to ribbon, then to lemon, handkerchief inside, center cut out of two handkerchiefs, mismade handkerchief restoration, handkerchief to liquid, restored handkerchiefs reappear
1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 41
Ali Bongo Fruit Salad two in the hand with miniature fruits, can of fruit salad as climax
1966 The Bongo Book 31
K. Yost Silk Monte silks and glasses travel behind two screens, as guessing game, as finale silk changes to orange
July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 267
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Hot-Banana banana changes to hot dog
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 130
Parker Swan How to Force a Watermelon card or silk in watermelon, gag
1970 How to Force a Watermelon 3
Art Spring Crushed orange is supposed to travel into glas, only skin remains, orange juice in glass, simplified, see p. 337 for Sid Lorraine reference
Inspired by Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 325
Frank Garcia Hollow Egg and Lemon Idea
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 206
The Lemon Pig pig figure constructed from lemon and matches
1979 Elastrix 40
Bob Fitch 2 Wrapped Glasses, 1 Coin & 2 Oranges "Extras - Variations - 8)"
coin and orange transpose
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Ken Brooke The Answers a Lemon coin travels under hat, lemon climax appearance
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 43
Rice Vase rice inside a vase change into orange, ball or checkers, various models by Bland, Conradi, Willmann, Thayer, Klingl, John Gaughn, Owen, Mysto Magic, Tayeda
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 31
The Rice and Orange Trick orange and rice change places, using cones
Related to 1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 39
Vase, Cone, Beans and Orange Trick orange, cone and beans vanish and appear, with vase and handkerchief
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 77
Fireworks No. 14, orange peeling squeezed over flame
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
The Mystery of the Oranges No. 81, signed orange is mixed with other oranges in a bag, performer locates the signed one without looking
1983 101 Psychic Tests 22
Pat Conway Oranges and Lemons fruits appear in a mat that is folded and unfolded several times, fruits attached to mat with string
1987 The Pat Way to Con 128
Gary Kurtz Orange red and yellow ball rolled up in sheet of paper turn into orange
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 18
Gary Kurtz Orange lemon and tomato change into fruit in cardboard
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 43
Ken Brooke Nichts als eine Zitrone coin travels under hat, lemon climax appearance
Also published here Oct. 1990 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4&5) 180
Alexander de Cova Heba's Fez egg from hand to hat/fez multiple times, two melons as final loads, with spectator on stage
Also published here 1991 Heba's Fez 3
Alexander de Cova Heba's Fez egg from hand to hat/fez multiple times, two melons as final loads, with spectator on stage
VariationsAlso published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 25
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell's Oranges cups and balls routine with flower pots
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 76
Have a Banana real banana is taken from drawing
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 207
A Lemon While You Wait lemon is drawn and removed from drawing, it is real
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 209
Harlan Tarbell Orange Vase Combination orange as ball
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 234
Roy Johnson Eine magische Lektion borrowed handkerchief changes into destroyed pieces, pieces put in paper bag, they change into ribbon, then in lemon, handkerchief is in lemon but with hole, put in cloth bag, part of the fabric transposes from bag to handkerchief, finally it appears on head of performer or assistant under hat
Nov. 1993 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 2) 58
Steve Dusheck Bugged stemmed fruit held by spectator changes into ugly creature
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 128
Robert E. Neale Orange impossible/fascinating object with an orange
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 261
Paul Harris The Burbling of a Pea floating a pea above the mouth
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 269
Robert E. Olson Production of the Lemon from handkerchief
1998 Ultimate Bill in Lemon 5
Bob King Card in Orange Plus deck changes in lemon, with torn-off corner, with fake bloody fingers as comedy prop
Inspired by 1999 Private Notes 4
Kurt Weiss Ghost Detector red and white silk tied together, they untie by themselves, apple in paper bag transforms into two oranges, rubber apple
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 204
John Carney Astral Projection Hawaii chosen as travel destination, performer transforms into Hawaii tourist, sand from shoe, towel and pineapple production
2002 The Book of Secrets 159
David Berglas Pear in a Bottle bottle is knotted on a string and hang outside a window, fruit is selected and ends up in bottle, more brief routines with fruits, banana cuts itself into named amount of pieces
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 387
The Fruit Load From pouch
2004 Street Cups and Balls 50
The Hat Load Melon
2004 Street Cups and Balls 51
Gazzo Macee Revealing the Melon Presentational idea for revealing melon under hat
2004 Street Cups and Balls 51
Jay Sankey Hot Tomato two tomatos produced from tomato seed packet
2004 Sankey Unleashed 16
Kostya Kimlat Sweet Cherry Living stem of two cherries is fused together
2006 Another Bite of the Cherry 9
Paul Osborne The Blooming Orange Tree
  • Osborne Illusions
painting of orange tree, oranges appear on it, a flat orange is taken off and put in box where it becomes real, previously signed card appears in orange
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 18
Donny Orbit She's Sick, My Cherry Trick stem torn off cherry, knot tied into it with mouth, then re-attached to cherry
Inspired by Aug. 2008 Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. Annual 2007) 29
The Obedient Lemon stop-on-string ball with lemon
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 19) 311
Tom Stone Going Bananas 2-person comedy act in which fake banana becomes real
2011 Maelstrom 206
Patrick Page A Green Pair? socks change into fruit, trick based on a pun
2011 Magic Page by Page 297
G Banana (太阳花) Make writing appear on banana, and also make spectator correctly guess what's inside a paperbag (a banana)
2015 Believe 47
Pranks with a Mandarin Orange paper is pushed inside an orange, skin used to transport liquid (secretly?)
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5) 84
Alexander de Cova Hebas Fes egg from hand to hat/fez multiple times, two melons as final loads, with spectator on stage
VariationsAlso published here 2016 Burners — Vol. 5 48
Adrian Vega Tequila Güey (Apilamiento Dados) magical dice stacking routine where lemon, salt shaker and glass of Tequila appears
2017 Area 52 61
John Gaughan The Rice and Orange Trick
  • The Chamber of Secrets
orange and rice transpose with lots of apparatus
Aug. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 8) 30
Ben Hart Melocation signed tissue (actually white silk) transposes with stone of peach
2020 The Darkest Corners 21
Wolfgang Moser Der Hut und das Ei egg from hand to top hat multiple times, various fruits and a glass of beer as final loads, with spectator on stage, featuring hat loading methods from chair
Inspired by 2021 Seminar 2021 6
John Graham The Lemon Bookend: The Lemon Vanishes
  • Topit Vanish
  • Topit Vanish 2
  • The Conceptual Vanish
Related to 2021 Stage by Stage 273
John Graham Lemon Zombie knife stuck in lemon
2021 Stage by Stage 277
Curtis Kam Lemon Stunner chosen fruit from list appears under cup
Related toAlso published here
  • MAGIC, July 2011
2022 Talk About Tricks (Issue 2) 1043