Is Sugarcane a Kharif or Rabi Crop?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Sugarcane is a Kharif crop. It takes nearly a year to grow. Sugarcane is a major crop grown in India. It is both a tropical and subtropical crop. It necessitates a hot and humid climate with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 27°C and annual rainfall ranging from 75cm to 100cm. After Brazil, India is the world’s second-largest producer of sugarcane.

Sugarcane – Kharif or Rabi Crop

Sugarcane is a tall, perennial grass that is used in the production of sugar. The sucrose-rich plants are 2 to 6 m tall and stout, jointed, and fibrous. Sugarcane is one of the most popular fruits in Indian culture. More information on sugarcane can be found below:

  • The major sugarcane-producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana.
  • In India, it is among the important plantation crops.

Read: Rabi Crops and Kharif Crops

Kharif crops can only grow in specific conditions. It requires a lot of rain to grow and a specific time to harvest. The Kharif crop season begins after the monsoon season begins. It is harvested between the third week of September and the end of October. Rice, maize, sorghum, bajra, soybeans, and cotton are some Kharif crops.

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