When can I plant Chinese celery in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 10a should be read to figure out when it's a good idea to plant chinese celery.


Planting Calendar for Chinese celery

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

Chinese celery are barely cold tolerant which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant chinese celery
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant chinese celery
Probably not a good time to plant chinese celery

The earliest that you can plant chinese celery in Zone 10a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant chinese celery and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your chinese celery may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your chinese celery indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on January 31 in Zone 10a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to protect your chinese celery if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.