District 6: Central North


The mostly flat Central North District has been gentrified to include "Lower Pacific Heights," a good alternative to its pricier namesake neighbor. Neighborhood shopping includes Geary St., Divisadero Street, and the Fillmore District.

Neighborhoods (Subdistricts)

Neighborhood W2C Terrain
a Anza Vista
b Hayes Valley
c Lower Pacific Heights
d Western Addition
e Alamo Square
f Park North


 Transition Zone


Gardening in District 6

Veggies & Edibles that grow well in all areas     

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bean, Fava
  • Bean, Scarlet Runner*
  • Beet
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chayote Squash
  • Chervil
  • Cilantro
  • Florence Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Greens (mustard, Chard, Collards, Kale, Etc)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Pea (Snap & Snow Peas)
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin*
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Salsify
  • Spinach
  • Spinach, New Zealand
  • Squash, Summer*
  • Squash, Winter*
  • Sunchoke*
  • Sunflower* (Bird Habitat Friendly)
  • Turnip
  • Watercress


 Transition Zone Planting:
  • Basil
  • Corn*—short season Varieties
  • Cucumber*
  • Snap Bean, Bush
  • Snap Bean, Pole
  • Tomato* - Cherry And Very Short Season Varieties Only


Cut Flowers Suitable for San Francisco
Herbs Suitable for San Francisco
Drought Resistant Plants
* Grows well in warm season (April to October)




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