When can I plant Romanesco in Zone 1a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of making a decision about when to plant romanesco is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Romanesco

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

You can plant romanesco just a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1a the average date of last frost happens on June 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 1a there is a last frost after June 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your romanesco in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.