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What is Zaid Crop?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

Zaid Crops primarily grow during the summer from March to June during the brief period of time between Kharif and Rabi crops. The Zaid crop season, when these crops are primarily grown, occurs in the summer. For their main development stage and greater day length for flowering, they need warm, dry conditions.

Zaid Crops with Examples

Zaid is a short season during the summer months. Zaid crops require hot, dry weather as a critical growth period and long days for flowering.

  • The Zaid Crops are raised between the Rabi and Kharif Seasons’ agricultural cycles, or from March to June.
  • The Zaid Crops are often referred to as summer crops or gap-fillers.
  • Farmers value Zaid Harvests because they provide them with quick revenue between their two main crops, Rabi and Kharif.
  • Watermelon, cucumber, muskmelon, pumpkin, lentils, fodder crops, etc. are a few examples of Zaid crops.
  • The majority of the northern and northwesterly states, including Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab, cultivate the Zaid Crops.

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