When can I plant Sorrel in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The best time to plant sorrel in Zone 13a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sorrel

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

Since sorrel do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sorrel 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 sorrel and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your sorrel may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sorrel indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your sorrel if we have 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.