I decided this year to try my hand at balcony gardening, so I got a
good-brand packet of pepper seed from the garden shop.
When they came up, I assumed they were peppers, but as they matured, clearly
they were not. They produced a large number of unusual small blooms, which
then turned into lantern-like pods. These pods contained a pea-sized fruit
which contained tiny seeds.
I should add, the soil I used came from a compost pile in a wooded area
behind the house. So I could very well be growing weeds which choked out the
Here is a link to a photo. I'm plainly curious what it is.