When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

It's possible to estimate when to plant cigar plant by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 4a.


Planting Calendar for Cigar Plant

Frost tolerance for cigar plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since cigar plant do not do well in cold weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant cigar plant in Zone 4a 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 cigar plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your cigar plant may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your cigar plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4a. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4a is an average 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 cover your cigar plant in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.