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Tiny Crack Disqualifies Pumpkin Thought To Be Largest In U.S.

Well, maybe the bright side is, it can still make a lot of delicious pies?!  A Wisconsin man grew the biggest pumpkin in the U.S. this year – coming in at 2,520 pounds.  However, it’s not going in any official record books because it was disqualified.  Why? Because of a tiny crack about the size of a fingernail.  Mike Schmit grew the gargantuan gourd about 30 miles west of Fond du Lac.  Unfortunately from the awkward way it was growing, it cracked.   It would have been worth $20,000, but Schmit said he’s not going to lose sleep over it. “It happens. There’s no crying in pumpkin growing.”

 


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