When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 11b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

A common way of determining when it's possible to plant savoy cabbage is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


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.

Savoy cabbage do well in cold weather which means that you can plant them much earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 11b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your savoy cabbage indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 45°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your savoy cabbage in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low45°F
Highest Expected Low50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11b

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