Ferdinand Friedrich Adolf Haage (1859-1930)

Ferdinand Friedrich Adolf enjoyed extensive training, for example in England. During his free time he was an ambitious racing cyclist and he won a title as world master. He carried out the ideas of his grandfather Friedrich Adolph and he specialised himself in the cultivation of cacti. He was very successful using his ancestor’s contacts and started selling his cacti into foreign countries. Represented on every important show in Germany as well as in foreign countries Ferdinand was always good for big sensations. He wanted to expand and that’s why he moved again. In 1903 he found an appropriate ground, in the “Andreasflur”, where the company still is located today. The cultures were enlarged with the help of new greenhouses. In 1914 all trade relationships were destroyed by WW I which also took away his eldest son from him, dying in battle.

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