fig tree with weak branches
I have a tree - probably Desert King - which grew in a huge pot until it was about 4 feet tall. We then moved to a different house and the tree was planted in the ground. It has been in the ground for 4 years and is now about 7 feet tall. It gets some early morning light and lots of direct south and west light the rest of the day. I thought that it was growing well as it produced new growth and an increasing number of figs each year.
It has always had rather flexible branches. This year they are blowing all over and on a recent windy day a big forked branch just broke off with the loss of about 9 fat figs.
Is it normal for fig trees to be so flexible? I have none others around for comparison. Can I prune it in some fashion so as to help it develop a strong structure of main branches?