When can I plant Red cabbage in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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 red cabbage in Zone 7a should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Red cabbage

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

You can plant red cabbage much earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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A good time to plant red cabbage
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant red cabbage
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The earliest that you can plant red cabbage 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 red cabbage and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your red cabbage may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your red cabbage indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is 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. Since half of the time in Zone 7a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your red cabbage in the event of 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.