It has always been the aim of vege growers around here to have a tomato ready by Christmas. Unless you have a greenhouse, plant very early in pots and bring in overnight for a couple of months, or are just brave and plant outside early and fluke a lack of late frosts it doesn't very often happen.
Well, we planted early and had a lack of late frosts. This morning we picked our first couple of tomatoes. They are a mini Roma variety.
We planted Improved Apollo (a normal sized tomato) at the same time and they are way off being ready, although there are some green tomatoes starting to get some size about them.
However, we will take the opportunity to brag while ever we can.