When can I plant Snow peas in Zone 12a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine 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.

One way of figuring out when it's the best time to plant snow peas is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Snow peas

Frost tolerance for snow peas: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

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

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

The earliest that you can plant snow peas 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 snow peas and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your snow peas may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your snow peas indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12a and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your snow peas 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.