When can I plant Sweet Sultan 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 9a can be reviewed to figure out when you can plant sweet sultan.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Sultan

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

Since sweet sultan do ok in moderate cold you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan 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 sweet sultan and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your sweet sultan may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your sweet sultan indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it can change quite a bit 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 cover your sweet sultan 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.