When can I plant Kohlrabi in Zone 6a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 6a you will be able to estimate when to plant kohlrabi.


Planting Calendar for Kohlrabi

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

Kohlrabi do well in moderate cold which means that you can start planting them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant kohlrabi in Zone 6a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant kohlrabi and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your kohlrabi may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your kohlrabi indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. We can expect an average low temperature of -10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your kohlrabi in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-10°F
Highest Expected Low-5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6a.