When can I plant Snow peas in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of determining when it's a good idea to plant snow peas is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Snow peas

Frost tolerance for snow peas: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant snow peas quite a bit earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant snow peas 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 snow peas and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your snow peas may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your snow peas indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 10b it frosts late in the year after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to cover your snow peas if we have one of those late frosts.

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.