A Wisconsin man grew the heaviest pumpkin in the country this fall, Weighing in at 2,520 pounds.
However, it’s not going in any record books, because it was disqualified from the competition.
Due to a tiny crack the size of a fingernail.
But the grower, Mike Schmit isn’t bitter. You can hear from the grower in out Podcast:
From internal pressures and the awkward way it was growing, it cracked.
That crack disqualified him from all competitions this year.
Sadly Schmit grew three pumpkins this year and each one of his pumpkins had similar fates.
The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in California pays $9 a pound to the winning grower. Which means he would have been paid. $22,680.
This is the largest pumpkin in the United States, and it was grown in Wisconsin by Mike Schmit. It weighs 2,520 pounds. Unfortunately, because of a tiny crack it was disqualified from all competitions. pic.twitter.com/Tabcr4wlGG
— James Groh (@JamesGroh_) October 13, 2021