Bananas grow just about everywhere here in Sri Lanka to the point that you’d swear they grow wild. Oh, wait, they probably do. :p
Lots of people have banana plants growing in their yards. Go for a five minute walk in our neighborhood, and you’ll pass dozens to hundreds of banana plants, depending on how fast you walk.
Next door to us is an empty lot where cows generally graze, tied to a banana plant or coconut palm or, sometimes, not tied to anything at all but freely roam. There are a half dozen or so banana plants on that lot, so it’s pretty safe to say that there are generally bananas in various degrees of growing and ripening over there. Here’s a picture of some of those bananas.
These bananas are still on the plant, not ready for picking yet.
These bananas are much shorter than any bananas I ever saw in Canada, which were usually 5" or longer.
On the right are kolikuttu bananas, which are considered to be the best bananas. They’re sweet and flavourful.
I asked Fahim about the bananas on the left. He wasn’t sure what kind they were, but he said they looked to him like a hybrid. They’re not ripe yet, so we haven’t tasted them.