When can I plant Chinese celery in Zone 9a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 9a should be reviewed to determine when it's possible to plant chinese celery.


Planting Calendar for Chinese celery

Frost tolerance for chinese celery: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant chinese celery slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant chinese celery in Zone 9a 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 chinese celery and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your chinese celery may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your chinese celery indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

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 not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to cover your chinese celery if we have a 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.