When can I plant Runner beans in Zone 13a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant runner beans in Zone 13a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Runner beans

Frost tolerance for runner beans: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Runner beans are not cold tolerant which tells us that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant runner beans
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant runner beans
Probably not a good time to plant runner beans

The earliest that you can plant runner beans in Zone 13a 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 runner beans and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your runner beans may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your runner beans indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 60°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13a and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your runner beans in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low60°F
Highest Expected Low65°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 65°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13a.