Rabi crops refers to agricultural crops harvested in the spring. The term is derived from the Arabic word for "spring", which is used in the Indian subcontinent. The Rabi crop is the spring harvest (also known as the "winter crop") in Indian subcontinent.The term Rabi means "spring" in Arabic, and the rabi crops are grown between the months mid November to April.The water that has percolated in the ground during the rains is main source of water for these crops. Rabi crops require irrigation.These crops are taken after the departure of monsoon rains. 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
Examples of Rabi Crops: Wheat, Gram, Pea, Mustard, Linseed, Barley, and Peas.