What are Rabi Crops?

  • Rabi crops are agricultural crops sown in winter and harvested in the spring. The term Rabi means "spring" in Arabic, and the rabi crops are grown between the months mid November to April. The main Rabi crop is wheat.
  • The water that has percolated in the ground during the rains is main source of water for these crops. Rabi crops require irrigation.The seeds are sown after the rains have gone and harvesting begins in April/May.
  • Major Rabi crop is wheat in India followed by barley, mustard, sesame and peas. Examples of Rabi Crops: Wheat, Gram, Pea, Mustard, Linseed, Barley, Peas.