When can I plant Peanut in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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 first opportunity to plant peanut in Zone 1b can be figured out by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Peanut

Frost tolerance for peanut: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You should not plant peanut until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant peanut in Zone 1b 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 peanut and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your peanut may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your peanut indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -55°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 so always be ready to cover your peanut if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-55°F
Highest Expected Low-50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1b

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