When can I plant Alternaria in Zone 9a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's possible to plant alternaria in Zone 9a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Alternaria

Frost tolerance for alternaria: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You should not plant alternaria until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant alternaria in Zone 9a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant alternaria and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your alternaria may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your alternaria indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a there is a last frost after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your alternaria in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.