When can I plant Jerusalem artichokes in Zone 9b

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.

It's possible to figure out when it's the best time to plant jerusalem artichokes by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Jerusalem artichokes

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

You can plant jerusalem artichokes a little earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant jerusalem artichokes
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The earliest that you can plant jerusalem artichokes in Zone 9b 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 jerusalem artichokes and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your jerusalem artichokes may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your jerusalem artichokes indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9b. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to cover your jerusalem artichokes if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low25°F
Highest Expected Low30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9b

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