When can I plant Snow peas in Zone 7a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant snow peas by using the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Snow peas

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

Snow peas are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them a quite a bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant snow peas
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant snow peas
Probably not a good time to plant snow peas

The earliest that you can plant snow peas 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 snow peas and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your snow peas may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your snow peas indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your snow peas 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.