Approved Crop Calendar for Pakistan

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Crops are classified under Rabi and Kharif crops that depends on growing season of the crops. The crops that are sown in the winter season are called Rabi crops. (also known as the “winter crop”) in Pakistan and India. The Rabi means, when the crop is harvested. Crops that are grown in the winter season, from November to April are called Rabi Crops. Some of the important rabi crops are wheat, barley, peas, gram and mustard.

Kharif crops are sowing during summer season and harvested in the winter. The sowing of the seeds started from June and harvesting start from the month of October/November. Some of the important Kharif crops are rice, cotton, sugarcane, bajra and maize.

  Kharif   1.       Rice       1st       Sept.       1st       Dec.       1st       Feb.
2. Sugarcane 1st July 1st Nov. 1st April
3. Cotton 1st Sept. 15th 1st Feb.
4. Bajra 1st Oct.  
5. Jowar   –            “  
6. Maize   –            “  
7. Sesamum 1st Nov. –            “  
8. Mung 1st Sept. –            “  
9. Mash   –            “  
10. O.K.Pulses   –            “  
11. Turmeric   –            “  
12. Chillies(Kharif)   –            “  
13. Groundnut   –            “  
14. Sunhemp   –            “  
15. Ginger   –            “  
16. Guarseed   –            “  
17. Jute   –            “  
18. Kharif Fodder   –            “  
19. Bitter guard   –            “  
20. Lady finger   –            “  
21. Tinda   –            “  
22. Oth. Kharif Vegetable   –            “  
23. Mango   –            “  
24. Apple   –            “  
25. Guava   –            “  
26. Apricot   –            “  
27. Peach   –            “  
28. Pears   –            “  
29. Plums   –            “  
30. Pomegranate   –            “  
31. Banana   –            “  
32. Dates   –            “  
33. Almonds   –            “  
34. Grapes   –            “  
35. Oth. Kharif Fruits   –            “  
36. All Kharif Fruits   –            “  
37. Tomato   –            “  
  Rabi   38.       Wheat         1st       Feb.       1st       April    1st       August
39. Gram   1st Jan. ”         ”
40. Barely   1st Jan.   –           ”
41. Rapeseed & Mustard 1st Feb.   –           ”
42. Tobacco   1st May   –           ”
43. Masoor   1st Jan.   –           ”
44. Mattar (Pulse) 1st Jan.       –           ”
45. Other Rabi Pulses ”           –           ”
46. Soybean –           –           ”
47. Sunflower –           –           ”
48. Safflower –           –           ”
49. Garlic –           –           ”
50. Linseed –           –           ”
51. Castorseed –          –            ”
52. Rabi Vegetables –           –           ”
53. Rabi Fruits –           –           ”
54. Coriander –           –           ”
55. Tomato –           –           ”
56. Turnip –           –           ”
57. Carrot –           –           ”
58. Cauliflower –           –           ”
59. Mattar (Green) –           –           ”
60. Citrus fruit –           –           ”
61. Banana –           –           ”
62. Guava –           –           ”
63. Rabi Fodder –           –           ”
64. Chillies (Rabi) –           –         15th June
65. Maize (Spring) –           –         1st June
66. Sugarbeet –          –          1st July

Soybean:    Soybean crop is sown both during autumn (Zaid Kharif) as well as spring (Zaid Rabi) seasons. However, main crop is    of spring season.

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Sunflower:  Sunflower crop is sown both during autumn (Zaid Kharif) as well as spring (Zaid Rabi) seasons. However, main crop is of spring season.

Maize:      In addition to kharif season maize crop is being sown during spring season as well as. Final estimate of maize crop will be released including area and production of spring crop as well on 1st, August.

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