我們的歷史 / Our History
高華種子創辦人謝先生為著其濃厚的園藝興趣，在1929年購入黃竹坑現址作爲園藝用途。 其後， 謝先生為了獲取高品質蔬菜及花卉種子， 率先從西方國家引進種子，在新圍村試種不同的西菜，例如西生菜、西蘭花、西芹等。隨後迎合市場需求，逐漸從自用性質， 發展成香港本地零售及批發。 直至五、六十年代， 種子商貿發展迅速，本公司因爲提供高質素種子而確立品牌。 同期，本公司與幾家國際上主要的種子公司開始建立商伴關係。
1967年，謝先生派送其兒子謝天佑Anthony Tse到美國加洲大學攻讀園藝。1975年，Anthony Tse取得植物生理學博士榮銜回港，並接管本公司。謝博士憑著其專業知識以及濃厚興趣，致力發展本土種子業務， 另一方面發展國際種子貿易，而八十年代中更負責幾家國際種子公司在中國的生產線。至1990年代，高華種子開始透過傳統育種技術改良華南品種，提供予華南、東南亞，甚至歐美客戶，並在2020年成立香港高華種子網店，希望把優質種子帶給香港的農民及家居種植愛好者。
Test Planting of Lettuce in 1930s
New Paris Farm, now part of Ocean Park
The History of Clover Nursery and Clover Seed
The Clover Nursery has been rooted in Wong Chuk Hang for almost a century. Mr. Andrew Tse, the founder of Clover Seed purchased the current address in 1929 to establish a farm out of his passion towards gardening. Vegetables and flowers were grown for household supply, but he intended to obtain high quality seeds from local market, but also high quality and wide varieties of seeds from other countries. As one of the first persons who introduced high quality seeds from western countries, Andrew started to expand his interests from personal hobby to develop seed retail and wholesale business targeting local Hong Kong gardeners. During the time in 1950s and 1960s, seed trading flourished rapidly in Hong Kong, and Clover Seed became known as a seed company providing high quality flower seeds. Meanwhile, the company also began to establish partnerships with the major international seed breeding companies in Japan, the US and Europe.
In 1967, Andrew Tse sent his son, Anthony Tse, to the University of California at Davis to study Horticulture. Anthony Tse returned in 1975 with a doctorate in Plant Physiology and took over Clover Seed later on. Apart from the existing trading business of seed importing and exporting, contract production with overseas seed company to produce high quality hybrid seeds in China was also started in the mid-1980s. Since 1990s, Clover Seed has also started to develop its own vegetable and flower varieties through Conventional Breeding Method. Our customers include East and Southeast Asia, but also receives interest from customers in Europe and America. This Hong Kong Clover Seed Online Retail established in 2020 is aimed for Hong Kong local farmers and home gardeners.
Company mission of Clover Seed
- Providing high quality seeds through integration of traditional farming knowledge and science, ensuring quality of seeds through new testing technology
- Ensuring that seeds provided to farmers are at their highest quality, in order to increase the efficiency of farmers to secure their income and quality of life