These are common in about every yard and roadside here in Panama. These here were gifted from neighbors last year about this time. When ripe you cut the bunch out of the tree and then cut down the tree. Every plant has juveniles growing beside it and they will be next years crop.
There really is an abundance of great food here, and much of it grows with little or no maintainance. I have 25 of these and will probably do another 25 plants to give me fresh bananas and platanos year round. i love this place!