When can I plant Cilantro in Zone 1a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant cilantro in Zone 1a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cilantro

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

Cilantro can survive in very little cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant cilantro
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant cilantro
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The earliest that you can plant cilantro in Zone 1a is June. However, you really should wait until July if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant cilantro and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your cilantro may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your cilantro indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1a. We should expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 be ready to cover your cilantro if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-60°F
Highest Expected Low-55°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 -55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1a.