When can I plant Black radish in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when you can plant black radish by using the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Black radish

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

Black radish tend to make it in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant black radish in Zone 7a 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 black radish and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your black radish may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your black radish indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your black radish if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.