HANN, MUENDEN, Germany: Phase one of what will become Southern China’s largest breeding centre will be completed by the end of this year. Co-investors Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH and China’s well-known flower seed enterprise Xiamen Ican Horticulture Co., Ltd. hope their 16ha Tangchao Horticulture will take flower breeding to the next level.
Tang means Begonia; Chao means New Trends. Tangchao Horticulture and Benary China Breeding Center are jointly invested by the world’s top flower breeding company Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH and China’s well-known flower seed enterprise Xiamen Ican Horticulture Co., Ltd.
Thus Tangchao is the fourth breeding centre of Benary in the world after North America, the Netherlands and Germany, and the only breeding institution in Asia.
With an area of 16 hectares, Tangchao is operating China’s first integrated floriculture industry centre, including a production facility for young plants and finished plants with a capacity of over 250 Multi-Item Optimisation (mio) units.
Tangchao Horticulture offers a global perspective and will act as an industry bridge to the West to support companies from European horticulture companies to expand their business activities into Southeast China.
The aim is to become the largest factory-based seedling centre in South China, a domestic first-class flower supply chain enterprise, a leading enterprise in China’s flower breeding industry and a new benchmark in the international breeding industry.
Tangchao will effectively improve the research and innovation level of Sino-German flower breeding, accelerate the innovation of new flower varieties, and promote the high-quality development of the flower and seedling industry.
At the same time, Tangchao is also a new milestone in Benary’s international cooperation and development strategy deployment, international industry exchanges, and cooperative partnership between China and Germany.
In May 2021, the official founding ceremony of the Tangchao Horticulture and Benary China Breeding Center Inc. project was held in Haicang District, Xiamen, China.
In June 2022, after half a year of trial operation, Tangchao Horticulture and Benary China Breeding Center passed the expert acceptance in Haicang District, Xiamen City, marking the largest seasonal flower breeding project in Fujian Province.
Tangchao covers a total area of 16 hectares with modern greenhouses of 75,000 square meters and is equipped with a complete Germination chamber for seed germination and a fully automated sowing production line.
Tangchao Horticulture and Benary China Breeding Center project has received attention and support from provincial and municipal leaders since its inception.
Phase 1 of building up Tangchao will be completed by the end of 2022. Phase 2 will be continued in 2023.
As a surprise for Klaudia Benary’s birthday in August, Tangchao revealed the official naming of “Klaudia Benary Street” in Xiamen. As the 6th generation owner of Benary, Klaudia is highly honoured by the Tangchao team and the Chinese government officials.