When can I plant Stoneseed in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

The best time to plant stoneseed in Zone 10a should be figured out by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stoneseed

Frost tolerance for stoneseed: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Stoneseed require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant stoneseed 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 stoneseed and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your stoneseed may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your stoneseed indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to cover your stoneseed 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.