When can I plant Alternaria in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's a good idea to estimate when you can plant alternaria.


Planting Calendar for Alternaria

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

Since alternaria are not cold tolerant it's necessary 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 alternaria
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant alternaria
Probably not a good time to plant alternaria

The earliest that you can plant alternaria in Zone 12b 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 alternaria and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your alternaria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your alternaria indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 55°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your alternaria in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low55°F
Highest Expected Low60°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 60°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12b.