When can I plant Sweet Sultan in Zone 3a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant sweet sultan in Zone 3a can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Sultan

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

Sweet Sultan tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan in Zone 3a 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 sweet sultan and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweet sultan may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your sweet sultan indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3a and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your sweet sultan if we have a surprise late frost.

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.