When can I plant Sorrel in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant sorrel in Zone 10a can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sorrel

Frost tolerance for sorrel: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Sorrel tend to make it in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sorrel 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 sorrel and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your sorrel may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your sorrel indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your sorrel in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.