Plant Hardiness Zones in South Dakota
Areas in South Dakota Where Plants Are Most Likely to Thrive
Not all plants thrive under the same temperature and climate conditions. Therefore, it is important to know your state’s climate zone so you know what plants you can successfully grow there. Most gardeners use the USDA Hardiness Zone Map to determine what plants thrive in a specific location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. Below is the map for South Dakota. South Dakota is known for reaching extreme temperatures throughout the year. It can reach over 100 degrees during the summer and below freezing in the winter. The time in which you should plant your seeds or transplant them outside depends on what zone you live in. We recommend growing apples, pears, cherries, and strawberries here.
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