Frost Dates: First and last frost dates for Rochester, Minnesota

In the Fall
Temperature 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
First 16° Oct 27 Nov 1 Nov 4 Nov 7 Nov 10 Nov 13 Nov 16 Nov 20 Nov 25
First 20° Oct 16 Oct 22 Oct 25 Oct 28 Oct 31 Nov 3 Nov 7 Nov 10 Nov 15
First 24° Oct 8 Oct 13 Oct 17 Oct 21 Oct 24 Oct 27 Oct 31 Nov 4 Nov 9
First 28° Sep 25 Sep 30 Oct 4 Oct 7 Oct 10 Oct 13 Oct 17 Oct 20 Oct 26
First 32° Sep 19 Sep 24 Sep 27 Sep 30 Oct 2 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 11 Oct 15
First 36° Sep 13 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 20 Sep 22 Sep 24 Sep 26 Sep 28 Oct 2

In the Spring
Temperature 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
Last 16° Apr 11 Apr 5 Apr 2 Mar 29 Mar 27 Mar 24 Mar 20 Mar 17 Mar 11
Last 20° Apr 16 Apr 11 Apr 8 Apr 5 Apr 2 Mar 30 Mar 27 Mar 24 Mar 19
Last 24° Apr 21 Apr 17 Apr 13 Apr 11 Apr 8 Apr 5 Apr 3 Mar 30 Mar 26
Last 28° May 4 Apr 29 Apr 25 Apr 21 Apr 18 Apr 14 Apr 11 Apr 7 Apr 1
Last 32° May 16 May 11 May 8 May 6 May 3 Apr 30 Apr 28 Apr 25 Apr 20
Last 36° Jun 2 May 27 May 22 May 19 May 15 May 12 May 8 May 4 Apr 28

Now that you know your frost dates, use our Garden Planting Calendar for Rochester, Minnesota to know when to sow and transplant your various vegetable plants!

Data is provided by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Photography by Garden.org member TBGDN.

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