When can I plant Radicchio in Zone 9b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

You can determine when you can plant radicchio in Zone 9b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Radicchio

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

Radicchio do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant radicchio 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 radicchio and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your radicchio may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your radicchio indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 so always be ready to protect your radicchio if we have one of those late frosts.

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.