When can I plant Radishes in Zone 10a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's possible to plant radishes in Zone 10a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Radishes

Frost tolerance for radishes: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant radishes a lot earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant radishes
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant radishes
Probably not a good time to plant radishes

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

The last month that you can plant radishes and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your radishes may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your radishes indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10a the average date of last frost happens on January 31. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a there is a last frost after January 31 so make sure that you are ready to protect your radishes in the event of 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.