When can I plant Black radish in Zone 10b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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.

A way of figuring out when you can plant black radish is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Black radish

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

Black radish do well in some cold which tells us 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 black radish
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant black radish
Probably not a good time to plant black radish

The earliest that you can plant black radish in Zone 10b 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 black radish and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your black radish may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your black radish indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on January 31 in Zone 10b. We should expect an average low temperature of 35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to protect your black radish in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

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