Name: Lloyd Kreitzer
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
Vocation: "Fignatic": collects, raises and sells fig trees and other fruit plants. Also a storyteller, massage therapist and herbalist.
What's in his backyard greenhouses: 89 varieties of fig, including Kadota, white and black Bacas, Violet de Bordeaux, and many unnamed varieties.
Fascinating figtoid: Some figs are self-pollinating; others need freckle-sized wasps to crawl inside the fruit and pollinate its internal flowers.
What's for sale at his farmers market stand: Plants, including figs, grapes, pomegranates, prickly pears, nettle, goji berries, jujubes; fig leaf tea; fig-scented soap; chair massages.
If he could change the world: Plants would leave us notes telling why they died, and humans would have tails to create mischief in elevators.
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