إجاص بري Pear tree

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شجرة غنية بعطائها شكلت عبر تاريخها مصدراً للخير بثمارها والجمال بأزهارها وتنبع أهمية هذه الشجرة من كونها ذات أصل محلي فهي قادرة على تحمل الجفاف.
تكسب الزهور المميزة للغاية في فصل الربيع جمالاً على جمال وهي تعطي كمية كبيرة من الأزهار، وتعطي منظراً أبيضاً كالثلج الناصع.
وللتخلص من قساوة ثمار هذه الشجرة تترك حتى تنضح بشكل كامل عندها يكون تناولها أمراً مقبولاً. مكنتنا هذه الشجرة من نشر جميع أنواع الإجاص المختلفة المعروفة الآن عندما قام الكثير من المزارعين بتطعيم أشجار الإجاص البري المتواجدة بالقرب من مزارعهم بالأنواع الحديثة وهي شجرة متساقطة الأوراق على أغصانها تنمو أشواك حادة قوية وترتفع هذه الشجرة عن الأرض من متر إلى مترين. تعيش في جميع أنواع الأتربة وتزهر في شهري آذار ونيسان من كل عام وتنضج ثمارها في شهر آب وأيلول وهي شجرة مقاومة للجفاف والبرودة معاً.

Pyrus syriaca is a deciduous tree in the Rosaceae family.[2][3] It is referred to by the common name Syrian pear. It is the only pear species that grows in the wild in Lebanon.
In the months of March and April, the tree blossoms with white flowers. The fruit ripen in the autumn in the months of September and October. The fruit is edible, though not as good as the European Pear, mostly because of hard, stone like objects found in the skin. The ripe fruit falls to the ground and when it starts to rot, the smell attracts wild boars. The boars eat the fruit and distribute the seeds.

Growing to 5 to 8 m (16 to 26 ft) tall,[3] often with a conical to rounded crown. The leaves are oval, 4 to 8 cm (1+1⁄2 to 3 in) long, glossy dark green above, on long pedicels that make them flash their slightly paler undersides in a breeze. The white, five-petaled flowers are about 2 to 2.5 cm (3⁄4 to 1 in) in diameter. They are produced abundantly in early spring, before the leaves expand fully.
The fruits (which are often assumed to be inedible due to their abundant, cyanide laced seeds) of the Callery pear are small (less than 1 centimetre (3⁄8 in) in diameter), and hard, almost woody, until softened by frost, after which they are readily taken by birds, which disperse the seeds in their droppings. In summer, the shining foliage is dark green and very smooth, and in autumn the leaves commonly turn brilliant colors, ranging from yellow and orange to more commonly red, pink, purple, and bronze. However, since the color often develops very late in autumn, the leaves may be killed by a hard frost before full color can develop.

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