Re: way too much rain. never thought i'd say that
Here in the Pacific Northwest we get rain.....but nothing like what you are describing.
Sometimes the fruit and garden forum on the www.gardenweb.com
website (you have to look for it) has growers in the Eastern U.S. that can share their problems on issues such as these.
While I can't talk much about bitter pit, I can tell you that I work with a couple
Red Astrachan trees in Seattle and the apples are indeed beautifully shaped and quite red....a good early apple great for sauce.