When can I plant Sweet Sultan in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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 a good idea to figure out when it's the best time to plant sweet sultan by using the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


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.

Since sweet sultan do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant sweet sultan
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet sultan
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The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan in Zone 4b 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. Any later than that and your sweet sultan may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your sweet sultan indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to cover your sweet sultan if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

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