When can I plant Romanesco in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant romanesco in Zone 8b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Romanesco

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

Romanesco do ok in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant romanesco in Zone 8b 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 romanesco and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your romanesco may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your romanesco indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 be ready to cover your romanesco if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8b.