When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 12a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening 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 savoy cabbage by looking at the USDA zone info.


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.

You can plant savoy cabbage quite a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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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 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your savoy cabbage 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 can expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a is an average 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 cover your savoy cabbage 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.