When can I plant Sweet Sultan in Zone 12a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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 a good idea to plant sweet sultan by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Sultan

Frost tolerance for sweet sultan: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweet Sultan are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan 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 sweet sultan and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your sweet sultan may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your sweet sultan indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure 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 sweet sultan in the event of 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.