Difference between Kharif crops and Rabi crops

By | January 6, 2022

Difference between Kharif crops and Rabi crops

Kharif crops

These crops grow during rainy season (June to October). They are also called summer season crops. The chief kharif crops (cereals and pulses) are paddy (rice), maize, millet, groundnut, soybean, arhar, black gram (urad), green gram (moong) cotton and jute. Vegetables of kharif crops are spinach, gourd, garlic, lady finger, pumpkin and brinjal. Fruits of kharif crops are watermelon, muskmelon, mango, litchi, plum, peach, etc.

Difference between Kharif crops and Rabi crops

Rabi crops

These crops grow from November to April. Rabi crops are also called winter crops. The important rabi crops (cereals and pulses) are wheat, barley, gram, mustard, pea and linseeds. Vegetables of rabi crops are cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, radish, turnip, beans, etc. Fruits of rabi crops are apple, pomegranate, orange, etc.

Difference between Kharif crops and Rabi crops

Kharif crops Rabi crops
They are monsoon or rainy season crops. They are non-monsoon season crops.
The crops grow in hot and wet conditions. The crops grow in cold and nearly dry conditions.
These crops are sown in the beginning of rainy season in June- July. Rabi crops are sown in October-November when monsoon is retreated
Kharif crops harvested during September – October at the end of Monsoon. These crops harvested in March-April before the advent of hot season.
Examples: Rice, Maize, Groundnut, Soybean, Green gram, Cotton, Black gram. Examples: Wheat, Barley, Gram, Mustard, Linseed, Pea.

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