When can I plant Black radish in Zone 12a

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.

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant black radish in Zone 12a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Black radish

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

Black radish do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant black radish
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant black radish
Probably not a good time to plant black radish

The earliest that you can plant black radish in Zone 12a 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 black radish and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your black radish may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your black radish indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your black radish if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low50°F
Highest Expected Low55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12a.