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20 Best Low Investment High Profit Crops to Make You Rich

Hey Everyone! Having been congratulated or criticized at least once for our obsession with pants, we all have thought (at least casually) about taking our obsessions to the next level, becoming agripreneurs, and following the contemporary advice of ‘doing what you love’. However, the stories of abysmal losses and the general uncertainty related to crop cultivation have deterred us. 

But as a generation living amid remarkable technological advancements that continually reiterate the proverb ‘nothing is impossible,’ we can show that agriculture has the potential to escalate to one of the most profitable businesses in the world. In this article, we have curated the best low investment high profit crops you can grow.

A crop, by simple definition, is a plant or an animal grown on a particular piece of land and is harvested to be used by the farmer himself or sold for economic gains. In this article, we will mainly focus on crops that can be grown with minimum fiscal requirements but have the potential to reap extraordinary profits. 

But an important point is that these crops are suited only for specific environmental conditions. So before planning to cultivate a particular crop, always check whether it is suitable for the conditions of your area. Now, let’s delve into the 20 best low investment high profit crops without wasting more time.

Microgreens Farming are a trendy topic in the agri-business world. Microgreens refer to vegetable greens harvested at an early stage after sprouting. These are great additions to your recipes because of their exquisite flavor and unparalleled nutritional benefits. Also, witnessing these lilliputian plants emerge and grow is a sight that gives you great satisfaction.    

1. Microgreens | low investment high profit crops
1. Microgreens | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

  • Growth space: Plastic trays or containers with proper drainage holes.
  • Growth medium: Use a quality potting mixture, coco peat, or other suitable growth medium.
  • Temperature and humidity: According to the particular microgreen variety.
  • Watering: Sprinkle water almost every day.
  • Light: Best grown in natural sunlight. 

Also Read- Microgreen Farming

For some people, a Moringa, commonly called Drumstick tree, might be an unexpected entry in the list. But this crop can grow in the most stressful conditions in minimal water, making it a crop requiring low investment. It is a fast-growing crop, and its leaves, pods, and seeds possess numerous health benefits, making them a crop in high demand.

2. Moringa | low investment high profit crops
2. Moringa | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil typeAdapted to different types of soil
Soil ㏗6.5 to 8
Climate25-30℃ temperature range
Irrigation Regular irrigation with 10-15 days interval

Care needs to be taken to prevent pest and disease incidences.

Did you know? Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on the planet. 

Renowned for its strength and endurance, bamboo has been used in construction and furniture since ancient times. They are also used in the production of paper. They do not require any maintenance at all. With this rare combination of minimal maintenance and an explosive growth rate, bamboo is one of the best low-investment, high-profit crops on this list.

3. Bamboo | low investment high profit crops
3. Bamboo | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Well-drained sandy-loam and clay-loam soils are best
Soil ㏗4.5-6.0
Climate Warm, humid environments
Irrigation Drip irrigation, flood irrigation, or rainwater irrigation

Giant Bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus) is the tallest grass species in the world (151 feet).

Mushrooms have consistently been part of every profitable agri-business article on the internet. Still, they continue to amuse people with their revered health benefits. These fungal wonders can be grown indoors with minimal expenditure. There is great encouragement from the government and agricultural universities to take up mushroom farming. Gourmet mushrooms like Oyster, Shiitake, and Lion’s Mane can be a highly profitable venture due to their high demand.

4. Mushrooms | low investment high profit crops
4. Mushrooms

Crop Requirements

  • Growing medium/substrate: Prepared from plant wastes, water, and supplements.
  • Temperature and humidity: 18-28 ℃ with 80-90% relative humidity
  • Mushroom spawns: Buy from a reputed institute.

Also Read- 6 Most Important Types of Mushroom in India

Many of you must have seen this fruit on social media apps. A red, fleshy fruit that grows on the tip of a cactus plant that looks mouth-wateringly delicious and juicy. Well, that plant is the Cactus Pear, also called Prickly Pear. Although the fruits are widely popular, their cultivation is currently limited. It is a drought-tolerant fruit crop that requires low investment and can provide high yields. They have high demand in both domestic and international markets. 

5. Cactus Pear | low investment high profit crops
5. Cactus Pear

Crop Requirements

Soil Arid, sandy soils
Soil ㏗Acidic and alkaline soils are suitable
Climate Sunny warm summers and cool dry winters
Irrigation Light watering at 10-15 days intervals

Also Read –25 Profitable Agriculture Business Ideas with Low Investment

These beautiful flowers, synonymous with opulence, are a sight to behold. They are lauded for their rich, captivating fragrance. These Lavender fragrant flowers are used for the preparation of essential oils, and cosmetics, and are also used in aromatherapy and culinary applications. Despite its worldwide importance in the cosmetic industry, it is a low-maintenance crop that can thrive in stressful conditions making it an ideal choice for small-scale farmers.

6. Lavender | low investment high profit crops
6. Lavender

Crop Requirements

Soil Well-drained sandy or sandy-loam soils
Soil ㏗7.2-8.3
Climate Cool winters and cool summers
Irrigation Irrigation for first 2 years mainly (drip irrigation preferred)

Also known as Butter Fruits, Avocados are a favorite among nutrition experts in India because of their numerous health benefits. A not-so-much popular fruit in the past, it is slowly picking up demand in the country. One of the biggest cons is its maturation time, which is 3-4 years. Apart from that, they are high-value fruit crops that can provide high returns.

7. Avocado | low investment high profit crops
7. Avocado

Crop Requirements

Soil Wide range of soils except those with poor drainage.
Soil ㏗5.0-7.0
Climate Tropical and semi-tropical humid areas
Irrigation Consistent irrigations with 3-4 weeks interval

Stevia is a herbaceous perennial native to South America. This plant is becoming important lately due to the presence of low-calorie glycosides that are present in the plant. These are sweeter than sucrose and can be consumed by diabetic patients. The plant also harbors other medicinal and dietary benefits that make it an underrated gem. With the increasing demand for healthy sugar alternatives, stevia is a low-investment high-profit crop.

8. Stevia | low investment high profit crops
8. Stevia | high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Sandy-loam soils
Soil ㏗5.0-7.5
Climate Warm and sunny weather with 65-80% relative humidity
Irrigation Irrigate twice a week as per requirement

Did you know? The steviol glycosides present in the leaves of stevia are 300 times sweeter than sucrose.

Another plant on the list is known for its medicinal properties and is a frequent ingredient of Ayurveda medicines. Belonging to the Araliaceae family, these slow-growing perennial herbs are found commonly in America. Ginseng cultivation requires patience and specific growing conditions. However, it offers a high profit potential due to its value in traditional medicine and health supplements. 

9. Ginseng | low investment high profit crops
9. Ginseng | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Loamy-deep soils with high organic content
Soil ㏗5.0-6.0
Climate Cold temperatures of nearly 10℃
Irrigation Low water requirement

Did you know? Using Ginseng can reduce alcohol toxicity.

This plant, grown commonly in the South American regions, especially Mexico, is a pseudocereal mainly grown for extracting its edible Chia seeds. Chia seeds have gained popularity as a superfood rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. cultivating chia plants for their seeds can be a low-cost, high-profit venture, especially in regions with suitable growing conditions.

10. Chia seeds cultivation | low investment high profit crops
10. Chia seeds cultivation | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Medium clay or sandy soils
Soil ㏗6.0-8.5
Climate Slightly warm temperatures with temperatures of 16-26℃
Irrigation Frequent irrigations depending on rainfall

Derived from the Crocus sativus flower, Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice by weight. Saffron has a huge demand in the cosmetic and culinary sectors. The cultivation requires a high initial investment to buy corms and for its maintenance, its high national as well as international demand makes up for it.

11. Saffron | low investment high profit crops
11. Saffron | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Sandy-loam 
Soil ㏗6.8-7.8
Climate Warm sub-tropical climate
Irrigation 30 mm water per week in two schedules is required.

Which spice is known as Red Gold? Saffron

Bet it’s the first time many of you are hearing about this crop right? Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a crop that is grown for its highly nutritious seeds. Right now Quinoa is not being cultivated commercially in India but is expected to begin soon. It is a nutritious, gluten-free grain that has gained global popularity in recent years. But its cultivation is a bit of a challenge since it becomes profitable if it is grown in the right conditions only.

Crop Requirements

Soil Sandy-loam 
Soil ㏗5.0-9.0
Climate Ideal temperature range of 18-20℃
Irrigation Rainfed crop, no need for irrigation
12. Quinoa | low investment high profit crops
12. Quinoa | low investment high profit crops

Hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa that is grown for commercial use. Since its relative is responsible for the production of Marijuana, there are restrictions on the production of hemp. The cultivation has gained prevalence in recent years due to the increased demand for products such as CBD oil, fiber, and seeds. With its increased demand and low input costs, hemp can offer high profit potential for farmers.

13. Hemp | low investment high profit crops
13. Hemp | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Well-aerated loam soil
Soil ㏗6.0-7.5
Climate Moderate conditions are best
Irrigation Avoid over-watering

Aloe Vera is known for its medicinal and skincare properties. Cultivating Aloe Vera requires minimal maintenance and can provide a good source of income through the sale of aloe gel and related products. It’s also a wonderful garden plant. 

14. Aloe Vera | low investment high profit crops
14. Aloe Vera | low investment high profit crops

Crop requirements

Soil Medium fertile heavy soils such as black cotton soils.
Soil ㏗Range up to 8.5
Climate Thrive in a wide range of temperatures but needs protection against frost
Irrigation Irrigate during summer seasons

Also Read- Is Aloe vera farming profitable?

Is a high-value fruit crop that is becoming prevalent in India due to its fleshy and juicy fruits. The fruit is now fetching prices of 200-250 Rs/kg. They are grown mainly as a commercial fruit plant and also as an ornamental plant. Dragon fruit an exotic fruit variety that was introduced in India. The plant requires minimal maintenance and has high demand in the Indian and International markets.

15. Dragon Fruit | low investment high profit crops
15. Dragon Fruit | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Sandy soils with good organic matter
Soil ㏗5.5-7.0
Climate Tropical climate with a temperature range of 20-30℃
Irrigation Irrigation using drip irrigation technique

 Did you know? Dragon fruit helps in controlling diabetes.

Salicornia, also known as Sea Asparagus or Samphire, is a halophytic plant that thrives in saline environments. These plants are popular in North American and European countries as a nutritious delicacy. With the increasing interest in sustainable and nutritious crops, Salicornia cultivation can offer high returns, especially in coastal areas.

16. Salicornia (Sea Asparagus) | low investment high profit crops
16. Salicornia (Sea Asparagus) | low investment high profit crops

Crop requirements

Soil Sandy, loamy, and clayey soils
Soil ㏗Very alkaline and saline soils
Climate Ideal temperature range of 10-20℃
Irrigation Frequent irrigations with saline water (sea water)

The Goji plant is a thorny shrub that produces orange-red oval-shaped berries. China is the major cultivator of this plant. They can be grown in pots and containers in your homes. They are also known as Wolfberries and are known for their health benefits and antioxidant properties. The Goji plant is a low-investment high-profit crop if it is grown in regions suitable for its cultivation.

17. Goji Berries | low investment high profit crops
17. Goji Berries | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Well-drained sandy-loam soils 
Soil ㏗6.5-7.0
Climate Can withstand warm summers and cold winters
Irrigation Avoid water logging, use a drip irrigation system

Vanilla is one of the most sought-after and expensive flavorings in the world. It is one of the most precious culinary spices. While vanilla cultivation requires specific environmental conditions and careful management, its ability to fetch premium prices makes it a fruitful venture. 

18. Vanilla | low investment high profit crops
18. Vanilla | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Humus rich laterite soil
Soil ㏗5.0-9.0
Climate Humid tropical climate
Irrigation Rainfall of 150-300 cm (over 9 months) is sufficient

Artichokes are prized for their edible flower buds and have a high market value. Also known as ‘German turnip’ or ‘Cane truffle’ they have numerous health benefits. They help prevent cancers, good for heart health, and improve the overall body metabolism. Artichoke cultivation can be a lucrative venture if done under the right conditions.

19. Artichokes | low investment high profit crops
19. Artichokes | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Well-drained sandy, nitrogen-rich soil
Soil ㏗6.0-6.8
Climate Mild winters and cool foggy summers
Irrigation At least once a week according to external conditions. 

is one of the most popular fruit crops on this list. Known as Anaar in the Hindi language, it is believed to be of Persian (Iran) origin. These red globe-shaped fruits encompass numerous health benefits. They have anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory properties, heart health benefits, digestive benefits, etc. These benefits make it one of the best commercial fruits that can be grown with a low initial investment.

20. Pomegranate | low investment high profit crops
20. Pomegranate | low investment high profit crops

Crop Requirements

Soil Deep heavy loam and well-drained soils
Soil ㏗Can tolerate saline and alkaline ㏗
Climate Cool winters and dry summers.
Irrigation Irrigation is done at 4-day intervals

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The main objective of this article was to show you the best low-investment crops that can be grown to produce high profits. But the important thing to note is that, although all these crops require low investments, many are climate and environment-specific. They thrive well in only a few environmental conditions. The farmers should carefully consider this. Proper research should be done before cultivating them on a commercial scale. It is better to experiment with their cultivation on a small scale initially. With a clear idea and the right management practices, these crops can reap huge profits.

Shuhaib Sherief
Shuhaib Sherief

Hi! I am SHUHAIB, an Agriculture graduate . I am deeply honored to contribute my knowledge and skills to the betterment of the Agriculture sector. Passionate in disseminating information on Agriculture in the form of creative blog articles on the internet.

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