When can I plant Black radish in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

You can estimate when to plant black radish in Zone 4a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Black radish

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

Black radish do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant black radish
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant black radish
Probably not a good time to plant black radish

The earliest that you can plant black radish in Zone 4a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant black radish and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your black radish may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your black radish indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your black radish in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-30°F
Highest Expected Low-25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4a.