Saskatoons are large, deciduous, native shrubs, also known as Service Berries. Although they look a bit like blueberries, Saskatoons are more closely related to the apple family. Like their apple cousins, Saskatoons continue to ripen after they are picked. These berries have an excellent flavour, great for pies, jam or eating right off the bush. Birds also love the fruit. These berries were very important for early First People’s life as well as settlers. The berries were enjoyed fresh, mashed or dried and the leaves were used to make tea.