When can I plant Tree onions in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 13a you can determine when to plant tree onions by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Tree onions

Frost tolerance for tree onions: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Tree onions do well in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant tree onions 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 tree onions and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your tree onions may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your tree onions indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. It might get as low as 60°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your tree onions in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.