When can I plant Black radish in Zone 9a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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.

The first opportunity to plant black radish in Zone 9a can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Black radish

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

Black radish do well in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant black radish in Zone 9a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant black radish and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your black radish may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your black radish indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to protect your black radish in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.