Wisconsin Farmer: “There’s No Crying in Pumpkin Growing”
2520 Pound Pumpkin Disqualified, No $22,000 Prize
A farmer in eastern Wisconsin grew a pumpkin which would have won the top prize in this year's largest pumpkin contest and the $22,000 prize that goes with it if not for a tiny flaw. A small crack, described as "fingernail-sized" was noticed by judges and the gourd was excluded from the competition.
Grower Mike Schmidt said; "It happens. There's no crying in pumpkin growing." Schmidt said he's feeling confident, and will be competing again next year.
No word on whether he considered a pumpkin patch.
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