A Lexington County couple's pumpkin set a new state record today. Frank and Tina Finders pumpkin tipped the scales at the State Farmer's Market today at 897 pounds. That's the equivalent of two Siberian male tigers or about 9 old truck tires.
The couple told The State newspaper they grew the vegetable organically in an Arcadia Lakes garden. They plan to sell the pumpkin, but hope to harvest the seeds and try again next year for another record.
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The previous state record set in 2006 was 737 pounds. The world record was a 1,689-pound pumpkin.