When can I plant Peanut in Zone 3a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 3a you can figure out when it's a good idea to plant peanut by reviewing 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.

Peanut do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost 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 3a 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. 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

In Zone 3a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -40°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your peanut in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-40°F
Highest Expected Low-35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3a.