When can I plant Scallions in Zone 10b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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 to plant scallions in Zone 10b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Scallions

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

Scallions tend to make it in some cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant scallions in Zone 10b 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 scallions and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your scallions may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your scallions indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b we get a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your scallions 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.