When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 11a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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 figure out when it's the best time to plant savoy cabbage in Zone 11a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

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

You can plant savoy cabbage quite a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant savoy cabbage
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant savoy cabbage
Probably not a good time to plant savoy cabbage

The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your savoy cabbage indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. It might get as low as 40°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11a and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your savoy cabbage if we have a late frost.

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.