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Pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is a dwarf palm for subtropical landscapes, but is modest adequate to grow in a pot and bring indoors for winter in colder climates. Date palms can take 4 to eight years soon after planting before they will bear fruit, and make viable yields for commercial harvest amongst 7 and 10 years. The sweet fruit tends to make for an superb breakfast snack, or in cereals