When can I plant Sweet Sultan in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant sweet sultan is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


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 a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant sweet sultan
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet sultan
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The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan in Zone 9b 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. Any later than that and your sweet sultan may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your sweet sultan indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to protect your sweet sultan 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.