Erica commented on the previous post with a link to a Star Tribune article about the potential for growing container tomatoes as Christmas decorations! Here’s the article for your reading pleasure.
I think tomatoes could be a hit as Christmas decorations/gifts if they find that they can be consistently and cheaply grown at this time of year. The real challenge with tomatoes in the winter is that they need lots of light and warmer temperatures. (So maybe not all that different from poinsettias, when you get right down to it.) I’m sure they would take less time on the bench in the greenhouse to reach fruiting stage.
Tomatoes – coming to the holiday store near you!