Last year I bought some fruit trees in 3-5gal pots to plant at my new house, but ran out of time getting them over there so I stuck them in the vegetable garden at my old place, spaced about 3ft apart. These are a mix of stone fruit, cherries, and apples. Of course with this warm winter the stone fruits are getting ready to bloom already. I started hand-digging out the trees with a small trowel to avoid damaging the roots that had grown since putting them in the garden. I moved the two biggest trees over the past few days and will keep doing so in order of bloom (peach first).
What is the likelyhood of success here? I know barerooting and moving larger trees is far from ideal, along with moving outside full dormancy.