When can I plant Stoneseed in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 7a it's a good idea to estimate when to plant stoneseed.


Planting Calendar for Stoneseed

Frost tolerance for stoneseed: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since stoneseed do not do well in cold weather it is important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant stoneseed in Zone 7a 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 stoneseed and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your stoneseed may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your stoneseed indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your stoneseed in the event of 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.