When can I plant Endive in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant endive in Zone 12b should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Endive

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

Endive can survive in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant endive 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 endive and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your endive may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your endive indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. It might get as low as 55°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your endive if we have 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.