When can I plant Sorrel in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 10b can be reffered to in order to determine when it's a good idea to plant sorrel.


Planting Calendar for Sorrel

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

Sorrel tend to make it in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sorrel 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 sorrel and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your sorrel may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your sorrel indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to cover your sorrel in the event of 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.