When can I plant Peanut in Zone 6b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 6b you can determine when it's the best time to plant peanut by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Peanut

Frost tolerance for peanut: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since peanut are not cold tolerant you really should wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant peanut in Zone 6b 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 peanut and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your peanut may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your peanut indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Keep in mind 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 6b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your peanut in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

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