Gilboa Sweet Bell Pepper - Organic


Gilboa Sweet Bell Pepper - Organic

Capsicum annuum
(66 days) F-1 hybrid. Our favorite blocky bright orange bell pepper. Gilboa is loaded with thick-walled crunchy squat bells, as many as a dozen per plant, with an engaging fruity flavor. A prolific colored Cal Wonder type adapted to the North, even though bred in Israel by the Hazera youth association. Early, ripening in Zone 4 Hartland, Maine, around the first of September. And organic, too!
OGThis item is certified organic

3706 Gilboa - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 20 seeds for $3.15   
B: 60 seeds for $6.50   
C: 200 seeds for $14.75   
D: 500 seeds for $29.50   
E: 1,000 seeds for $51.00   

Additional Information

Sweet Bell Peppers

About 110–175 seeds/g.


Days to full-color maturity are from transplanting date.

Capsicum comes from the Greek kapto which means ‘bite.’

Culture: Start indoors in March or April. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 68-95°. Set out in June. Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislike wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. Black plastic highly recommended. Row cover improves fruit set in windy spots. Pick first green peppers when they reach full size to increase total yield significantly. Green peppers, though edible, are not ripe. Peppers ripen to red, yellow, orange, etc.

Saving Seed: Saving pepper seed is easy! Remove core of the fully ripe pepper (usually red or orange) and dry on a coffee filter. When dry, rake seeds off the core with a butter knife. To ensure true-to-type seed, grow open- pollinated varieties and separate by 30 feet. Use only the first fruits for seed; allow only 3–4 fruits per plant to grow and remove all others. Fewer fruits = larger seeds = greater seed viability. Later fruits often have germination rates of only 60%.


  • BLS: Bacterial Leaf Spot
  • CMV: Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • TMV: Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.