The fruit plants in my garden do not bear fruit during their first summer. The fruits are picked for

the next two years and then the plants become too woody and need to be pulled up. Occasionally

some of them die over winter. The last five years I had fruit on the following number of plants:

0, 11, 20, 27, 19

Assuming no plants die this winter, what is the fewest that I could have next summer?

A 0

B 1

C 7

D 8

E 19

i dont quite understand why the answer is A. pls explain. thank you

EDITS: thank you so much for the explanation!! i keep getting 1 cos i missed out the line where the tree may die in winter.