When can I plant Savoy cabbage in Zone 6a

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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 6a you will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant savoy cabbage.


Planting Calendar for Savoy cabbage

Frost tolerance for savoy cabbage: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Savoy cabbage do ok in pretty solid cold which means that you can plant them much earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant savoy cabbage 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 savoy cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your savoy cabbage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your savoy cabbage indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your savoy cabbage if we have a 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.