When can I plant Radicchio in Zone 1a

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

A common way of making a decision about when you can plant radicchio is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Radicchio

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

Since radicchio 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.

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

The earliest that you can plant radicchio in Zone 1a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant radicchio and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your radicchio may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your radicchio indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1a. It might get as low as -60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a it frosts late in the year after June 15 be ready to cover your radicchio in the event of a 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.