When can I plant Peanut in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden 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 it's possible to plant peanut is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Peanut

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

Peanut require warm weather which means that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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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 2a 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 peanut and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your peanut may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your peanut indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your peanut if we have a 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.