When can I plant Romanesco 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 USDA zone info for Zone 9a can be looked at to determine when it's possible to plant romanesco.


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 are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them earlier than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 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 romanesco and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your romanesco may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your romanesco indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9a we get a frost after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your romanesco 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.