When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 1a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our 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 USDA zone info for Zone 1a can be reffered to in order to estimate when you can plant savoy cabbage.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

Frost tolerance for savoy cabbage: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Savoy cabbage do well in cold which means that you can plant them much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your savoy cabbage indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to cover your savoy cabbage if we have 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.