When can I plant Tree onions in Posen, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when you can plant tree onions by looking at the USDA zone info for Posen.


Planting Calendar for Tree onions

Frost tolerance for tree onions: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since tree onions do ok in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant tree onions
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant tree onions
Probably not a good time to plant tree onions

The earliest that you can plant tree onions in Posen is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant tree onions and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your tree onions may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your tree onions indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Posen. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -10°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Posen is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Posen last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your tree onions in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Posen

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-10°F
Highest Expected Low-5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -5°F.

Plants to Grow in Posen

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Posen.