When can I plant Pole beans in Zone 11a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine 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.

A way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant pole beans is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 11a.


Planting Calendar for Pole beans

Frost tolerance for pole beans: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Pole beans require warm weather which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant pole beans in Zone 11a 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 pole beans and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your pole beans may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your pole beans indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 40°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your pole beans in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low40°F
Highest Expected Low45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11a.