When can I plant Kohlrabi in Zone 12a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant kohlrabi in Zone 12a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Kohlrabi

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

Kohlrabi do ok in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant kohlrabi 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 kohlrabi and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your kohlrabi may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your kohlrabi indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. It might get as low as 50°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is an average 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 kohlrabi 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.