Zaid crops are summer season crops. They grow for a short time period between kharif and rabi crops, mainly from March to June. These crops are mainly grown in the summer season during a period called the zaid crop season. They require warm dry weather as major growth period and longer day length for flowering. Some summer months and rainy season is required. These crops also mature early.

In between the rabi and the kharif seasons, there is a short season during the summer months known as the zaid season. Some of the crops produced during zaid season are watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber, vegetables and fodder crops. Sugarcane takes almost a year to grow.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Reddy, Siddartha. "Cropping Seasons Of India: Kharif, Rabi, And Zaid(Zayid) - Learn Natural Farming". Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Rabi, Kharif and Zaid Crops - Explanation, Examples and Differences". Retrieved 21 January 2021.