When can I plant Celeriac in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 7b it's possible to determine when it's possible to plant celeriac.


Planting Calendar for Celeriac

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

Since celeriac do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant celeriac in Zone 7b 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 celeriac and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your celeriac may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your celeriac indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your celeriac in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

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