When can I plant Tree onions in Zone 2a

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 best time to plant tree onions in Zone 2a should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Tree onions

Frost tolerance for tree onions: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since tree onions do ok in moderate cold you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant tree onions 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 tree onions and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your tree onions may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your tree onions indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit 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 tree onions 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.