When can I plant Stoneseed in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant stoneseed in Zone 7b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stoneseed

Frost tolerance for stoneseed: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since stoneseed do not do well in cold weather it's important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 7b 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 grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your stoneseed indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as 5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your stoneseed in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.