When can I plant Sweet Sultan 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 sweet sultan in Zone 10a should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Sultan

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

Sweet Sultan are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan 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 sweet sultan and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your sweet sultan may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sweet sultan indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10a. It might get as low as 30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 so be sure to be ready to cover your sweet sultan 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.