When can I plant Romanesco 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.

A common way of making a decision about when you can plant romanesco is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Romanesco

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

Romanesco do well in some cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant romanesco 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 romanesco and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your romanesco may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your romanesco indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. We can expect an average low temperature of 50°F in 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 changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your romanesco in the event of a 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.