When can I plant Sweet Sultan in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to figure out when it's a good idea to plant sweet sultan by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


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.

You can plant sweet sultan slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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 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 sweet sultan and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your sweet sultan may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sweet sultan indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12b is not always accurate and 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 sweet sultan 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.