Kharif Crops in India

Kharif crops are also known as monsoon crops or autumn crops and is cultivated & harvested in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Kharif word is taken from Language Arabic which came to India with Mughals and Kharif means Autumn. Major crops types are Rice, maize and cotton and many more. Kharif crops need high water.

Popular Kharif Crops in India

Best Time to Cultivate Kharif Crops

Best time to cultivate Kharif crops is June to November which depend on area and mainly in monsoon.

Harvesting time of Kharif Crops in India

Kharif crops started harvesting from 3rd week of September to October month.

Common Kharif Crop of India

Rice is one of the most common and popular Kharif crop of India. Rice is grown in rain with hot and humid temperature areas of India. Temperature required for rice is 16-20 degree centigrade(61-68 degree F). Rainfall required 150-200 centimeters.

Popular Kharif Cereals in India

  • Bajra
  • Jowar
  • Maize(Corn)
  • Millet
  • Rice
  • Soybean

Popular Fruits of Kharif Crops in India

  • Muskmelon
  • Sugarcane
  • Watermelon
  • Orange

Popular Seed plants of Kharif Crops in India

  • Arhar (Dal)
  • Black Gram(urad)
  • Cotton
  • Cowpea
  • Green Gram(Moong)
  • Groundnut
  • Guar
  • Moth Bean
  • Mung Bean
  • Sesame (Til)
  • Urad Bean

Popular Vegetable of Kharif crops in India

  • Bitter gourd(Karela)
  • Bottle Gourd
  • Brinjal
  • Chilli
  • Lady Finger
  • Sponge Gourd
  • Tinda
  • Tomato
  • Turmeric
  • French Bean

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