When can I plant Jerusalem artichokes in Zone 2a

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.

In Zone 2a you can determine when to plant jerusalem artichokes by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Jerusalem artichokes

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

You can plant jerusalem artichokes 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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The earliest that you can plant jerusalem artichokes in Zone 2a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant jerusalem artichokes and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your jerusalem artichokes may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your jerusalem artichokes indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2a. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your jerusalem artichokes in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.