When can I plant Radicchio in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

The best time to plant radicchio in Zone 7a should be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Radicchio

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

Since radicchio do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant radicchio
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant radicchio
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The earliest that you can plant radicchio 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 radicchio and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your radicchio may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your radicchio indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your radicchio if we have a surprise late frost.

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.