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.