When can I plant Peanut in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 12a you can estimate when it's the best time to plant peanut by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Peanut

Frost tolerance for peanut: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since peanut require warm weather it is important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant peanut 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 peanut and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your peanut may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your peanut indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a is just an average 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 cover your peanut if we have one of those late frosts.

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.