Diana Peterson holds up her eight pound sweet potato, which she says may be the state's largest. (Oct. 24, 2012/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -
An Anderson woman said Wednesday she may have grown the largest sweet potato in South Carolina history.
Diana Peterson said she and her husband had grown all types of vegetables in their backyard garden, but this was the first year that they planted sweet potatoes. She said about two weeks ago, she noticed part of one sticking out of the ground.
Once it was dug up, the spud weighed in at 8 pounds and measured about 10 inches long.
"We didn't try to grow this," Peterson said. "We just tried to grow sweet potatoes. We had no idea this thing would grow like this."